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Delia Smith CBE

Wrong Delia Smith CBE?

Board Member

Phone: +44 **** ******  HQ Phone
Local Address: STOWMARKET, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Norwich City Football Club
Carrow Road
Norwich, Norfolk NRI 1JE
United Kingdom

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Honorary degree
    Nottingham University
  • Honorary degree
    University of East Anglia
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After several years working in hotel ...
www.eadt.co.uk:80, 4 June 2013 [cached]
After several years working in hotel management, his roles have included working with Delia Smith at Norwich City Football Club for 10 years before setting up his own catering and hospitality consultancy in East Anglia. He has previous experience of working with Sodexo on a contract bases when he worked at the London 2012 Olympic Park.
DELIA ...
www.canaries.co.uk, 19 Nov 2012 [cached]
DELIA SMITH
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Delia Smith is Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, alongside her husband, Michael Wynn Jones.
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Delia made her name as a cookery writer, author and television personality, and joined the Board of the Canaries in 1996. Her influence not only helped stabilise the then precarious financial predicament the Club found itself in, but also to develop off-field revenue streams, such as Canary Catering, to help the finances further.
A long-time Norwich City supporter before her official involvement with the Club, Delia attends most of City's matches - home and away throughout the season.
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Michael Wynn Jones is Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, alongside his wife, Delia Smith.
'Malaysian players not guaranteed places' - JULY 15, 2004
newpaper.asia1.com.sg, 15 July 2004 [cached]
Norwich City Football Club owner and director Delia Smith said her club, which received a three-year sponsorship from Malaysian car manufacturers Proton since 2003, was willing to conduct tests for Malaysian aspirants.
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Smith appeared to be in agreement with Worthington on the matter of merit.
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'Yes, we are willing to test Malaysian footballers to play with our team but they must be up to standard to play in the EPL,' Smith said after visiting the Proton plant yesterday.
The NCFC board of directors and 88 of their fans from Norfolk who arrived in Malaysia last Sunday spent two hours touring the plant.
Smith, 63, who became the club director in 1996, said since this was their inaugural inclusion in the EPL with Proton as their sponsor, NCFC hoped to attract Malaysian football fans to support 'their own club in the EPL'.
News and features - from Delia Online
www.deliaonline.com, 17 Dec 2013 [cached]
In November, Delia joined us for a live, online webchat due to last one hour; two hours later she answered almost 100 questions! Take a look at them here.
Click here to replay Little Gem Frying Pan Delia & Silverwood join forces
Delia has collaborated with Silverwood to create a frying pan and a sauce pan, perfect for cooking the eggs in our second term of the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose.
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Delia Smith Delia's special bafta award
The British Academy of Film and Television presented Delia with a Special Award in April, to celebrate her work over the past 40 years.
Delia's biography - from Delia Online
www.deliaonline.com, 23 Sept 2009 [cached]
Wondering why English food was so awful in the 1960s set Delia off on a quest to learn about it and educate people in how to cook their traditional dishes, a mission that, for the past 33 years, has made her the nation's favourite cook.
Delia book cover 1 orn in Surrey and brought up in Kent, Delia left school at 16 without a single O-level. She first tried her hand at hairdressing, then being a shop assistant and working in a travel agency. But, at 21, determined to learn how to cook - perhaps partly to impress a new boyfriend - she found her metier and started work in a tiny restaurant in Paddington, The Singing Chef. Washing up and waitressing finally led to her being allowed to help with the cooking and she began to wonder why, if French food was so good, English food was so awful. This curiosity encouraged Delia to read English cookery books in the Reading Room at the British Museum, trying out the recipes on the Harley Street family with whom she was lodging.
Delia book cover 2 n 1969 Delia was taken on as the cookery writer for the Daily Mirror's new magazine, where she met her future husband, Michael Wynn Jones, who was Deputy Editor. Realising that her recipes could fill a gap in the market, Delia brought out her first cookery book in 1971: How to Cheat at Cooking. In 1972 started writing for the Evening Standard, a partnership that continued for 12 years. This was followed by a successful column for the Radio Times, which Delia wrote until 1986.
In 1973, Delia began her illustrious TV career with Family Fare, a new series for BBC 1 that ran until 1975. During this time she also wrote Recipes from Country Inns and Restaurants (1973) and The Evening Standard Cookbook (1974). Frugal Food followed in 1976 and, a year later, Delia Smith's Book of Cakes.
Delia book cover 4 ealising that her aim was to educate people, taking them back to basics and covering classic techniques, Delia approached BBC Further Education with an idea for their first televised cookery course. Delia Smith's Cookery Course: Part One was published in 1978 to accompany the series, followed, over the next two years, by Part Two and Part Three, the beginning of a publishing phenomenon. A hardcover omnibus edition of all three books, Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course, was published in 1982 and has sold over 2,000,000 copies. This was followed in 1989 by an updated and fully illustrated hardcover edition, Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course, which has sold 900,000 copies. In 1992, BBC Books published the first mass-market paperback edition of the Cookery Course, which has sold 870,000 copies. Nothing better illustrates the breadth of Delia's following than the need for and success of these three different editions.
In 1985 Delia wrote a collection of recipes for the single person, One is Fun! which became a BBC Pebble Mill television series. The book has sold over 650,000 copies and been translated into German, Swedish and Italian.
Delia returned to television in 1990, this time to help us through the daunting task of cooking for Christmas. Delia Smith's Christmas, has sold 1,500,000 copies and the series is repeated each Christmas.
Delia book cover 5 The 1990s were to prove hugely successful. Delia Smith's Summer Collection, published in May 1993 and accompanied by a 10-part BBC2 television series, broke all her previous records, selling over 1,600,000 copies. In autumn 1995 Delia Smith's Winter Collection was published, together with a 12-part BBC2 television series. By January 1996, it had sold 2,400,000 copies, and became the fastest-selling book on record. It has also appeared in America.
October 1998 saw the publication of Delia's How to Cook: Book One, which has sold over 1,690,000 copies. In this book, and its 10-part BBC2 television series, Delia went right back to the roots of cooking. Delia's How to Cook: Book Two, published in December 1999, has so far sold over 1.2 million copies, while Book Three, published in December 2001, has sold over 800,000 copies to date.
A year later, Delia's Vegetarian Collection was published, with new recipes reflecting changes in modern-day cooking. It has sold nearly 289,000 copies.
More recently, Delia decided to collect various recipes - each focusing on a single ingredient or type of dish - into The Delia Collection. Soup, Fish, Chicken and Chocolate, were published in autumn 2003. The following year, Italian and Pork were added. Delia's latest book has a different theme from the rest: inspired by her new kitchen garden at home in Suffolk, Delia wanted to create a book that told people how to grow their own fruit and vegetables month by month, incorporating them into seasonal recipes.
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Although the book caused a stir, it proved yet again that Delia is always in tune with the zeitgeist, recognising that even with busy lives people want to eat well and actually prepare a meal, rather than rely on ready meals and takeaways.
In early 2009, Delia published Delia's Complete How to Cook, bringing together the three earlier volumes in one omnibus collection.
Delia is also known for her spiritual books. Having been baptised in the Church of England, she attended a Methodist Sunday School, a Congregationalist Brownie group and later a Church of England youth group. At the age of 22, however, she decided to become a Catholic and took instruction. Her first two short religious books, A Feast for Lent and A Feast for Advent (both published in 1983), are readings and reflections for these seasons. In 1988 Delia took on the much larger challenge of writing a full-length book on prayer, A Journey into God. These books are still actively selling, with all three titles sold to US publishers.
Delia's humanitarian values have also seen her raising money for charity. In 1980 the Food Aid cookery book was her contribution to the Band Aid charity, while in 1997, Delia's Red Nose Collection raised over £1,250,000 for Comic Relief. Four years later, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders insisted that she repeat this success. Delia's Chocolate Collection again became an instant bestseller, accompanied by a five-part series of hilarious TV 'shorts' in which Delia revealed her self-deprecating sense of fun.
One of Delia's other great passions is football. She has been a supporter of Norwich City Football Club for over 25 years and, in November 1996, became a Director of the club. Three years later, Delia's Canary Catering opened its doors to the public and now has five different restaurants as well as bars, lounges and conference rooms, serving 'Delia' food all year round.
From 1993-1998 Delia worked as a behind-the-scenes consultant for Sainsbury's and, in May 1993, she and Michael Wynn Jones launched Sainsbury's Magazine.
In March 2001 Delia fulfilled a long-term dream to be directly in touch with her readers and launched Delia Online. On the site, Delia can offer an evolving online archive of over 30 years' work. She is particularly keen on the interactive elements of the site, which allow people to exchange ideas and opinions and in this spirit has given the site a motto: "None of us is as smart as all of us."
Delia received an OBE in the Queen's 1995 New Year's Honours List and an MBE in the Queen's 2009 Birthday Honours List. In 1996, she was awarded an Honorary degree by Nottingham University, a Fellowship from St Mary's College (a college of the University of Surrey) and a Fellowship from the Royal Television Society. In 1999 she received an Honorary degree from the University of East Anglia and in 2000, a Fellowship from John Moores University in Liverpool.
On 30th April 2013, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) presented Delia with a BAFTA special award during a tribute event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Picadilly in London. The award is in honour of Delia's outstanding contribution to television cookery and services to broadcasting. Andrew Newman, Chair of BAFTA's Television Committee said: "Delia Smith is one of the most influential voices in television cookery, and has played an important role in not only pioneering the genre in television, but also shaping the perception of cooking in the nation's consciousness."
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