Speaker / Host
Prue Leith is a Great British Bake Off judge and former judge on the BBC’s Great British Menu. She is also a Michelin Star Chef and the author of many books. One of the Country’s foremost authority on all things culinary, she is also known for her formidable business acumen. She is a wonderful after dinner speaker as well as an accomplished event host and facilitator. With a fan base of varying ages, backgrounds and professions, Prue is a guaranteed crowd pleaser as an after dinner speaker or live demonstrator.
About Prue Leith
Prue Leith is one of the country’s best loved television cooks, presenters and businesswomen. From the Great British Bake Off to award winning fine dining restaurants, Prue’s career in the food industry is undeniably impressive and pioneering in equal parts. Known for her no nonsense television appearances yet kind hearted competition judging, Prue Leith appeals to audiences of any age and any level of cookery background.
Prue Leith first took up her role as TV judge on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and has been adored by fans ever since. Alongside Paul Hollywood, Prue judges the amateur bakers work, and the duos on screen dynamic is the highlight of the show for many.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and natural talent in the kitchen, Prue has gone on to open a Michelin starred restaurant in London, founded Leith’s School of Food and Wine and the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy in her home country.
As a chef, her reputation in the industry is formidable and Prue Leith has appeared across the media as a much loved expert. From regularly contributing columns to major publications like The Guardian and Daily Mail, to producing twelve cookery books and seven cooking based novels, Prue Leith has captured the market across platforms.
Most recently, Prue has completed a book tour with her vegetarian recipe book, where she has participated in question and answer sessions and met with fans. A star of the culinary, business and media world, Prue Leith is a speaker that requires no introduction at events.
Her books include:
- Leiths Cookery Bible (1991)
- Relish: My Life on a Plate (2012)
- Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes (2018)
- The Vegetarian Kitchen: Essential Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (2020)
Sixty is the new Forty
(How to segue smoothly from flat-out business to doing everything you always wanted to)
Not just a pretty plate
The importance of good food for education, health, happiness, the economy, civilisation and pleasure: just about everything really.
Shallow and wide, that’s me
Prue has done everything: Michelin star restaurant, chef schools, catering company, best selling cookery books, TV, Board directorships (British Rail, Whitbread, Orient Express and more) chaired organisations as diverse as the Restaurateurs Association of Great Britain, the RSA, an education company turning round failing schools, UK Skills, the School Food Trust. and has founded three successful charities and written 5 novels.
“Well, she ate it!”
Personal revelations about the disasters behind the green baize doors, what goes on in the best kitchens and how to keep your customers believing in your brilliance.