Prue Leith

Prue Leith

Keynote Address - Wednesday 20 November

Prue is one of the country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is known for her formidable business acumen, starting out as a caterer in the City of London, swiftly moving onto to owning a restaurant, which gained a prized Michelin Star.

Prue is one of the original founders of Leith’s Cookery School, which has seen many thousands of students pass through its doors. Her interest in proper training and education led to involvement with many charities to do with chef training, teaching children to cook in schools and training young people. Prue’s unremitting obsession is getting children to eat healthy school dinners. Until January 2010, she chaired the School Food Trust and has recently been appointed to work with the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) on the Hospital Food Review.

Stints on television as a judge on BBC2 ‘Great British Menu’ and Channel 4’s ‘My Kitchen Rules’ have recently culminated in the prize job in culinary TV when Prue was appointed as the new judge alongside Paul Hollywood on Channel 4’s ‘Great British Bake Off’
 
She has in the past been the cookery correspondent for The Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian. Prue’s first cookbook in over twenty years was published Autumn 2018 called simply ‘PRUE’ it draws on a life-long passion for food with a hundred recipes from her own kitchen table.