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Background Information

Employment History


The International Association of Hotel General Managers

Haslemere Travel Limited

Surrey Interiors Ltd

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

Prue Leith Chefs Academy

Food Writer



Order of the British Empire and Commander


The School Food Trust

Non-Executive Director

The Argyll Group


Board Member
Women 1st

Food Education Foundation

Credit Action

Committee Member, Committee Member, Committee Member
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd

Honorary Doctor


Board Member
Company's Annual General Meeting

Leiths School of Food and Wine

Board Member
Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Non-Executive Board Member
Woolworths Group plc

Non-Executive Board Member
Whitbread PLC

Non-Executive Board Member
Safeway Inc.

Non-Executive Board Member
Nations Healthcare Limited

Non-Executive Board Member
Omega International Group Inc

Non-Executive Board Member
Halifax plc

Non-Executive Board Member
British Railways

Board Member
Slow Food UK Limited

Board Member
British Transport Hotels


Doncaster College

Haywards Heath

honorary degree

City University

honorary degrees

UK universities

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QEII Taste by Leith's, the in-house catering department at the iconic QEII Centre in Westminster, run by Leiths Dining, has launched new seasonal menus available from April 2017.

Leith's Dining was created in 1962 by Prue Leith CBE, who believed in simple modern British food, and serving exceptional food, be it a sandwich, a three-course meal or a wedding reception. Leith's Dining, can now be found at seven leading heritage venues across the UK, from Hever Castle to Glyndebourne.

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Prue Leith CBE

Prue Leith CBE
With her earlier experience of setting up and running three businesses , Leith's (the Michelin starred restaurant) Leith's Good Food and Leith's School of Food and Wine, Prue Leith is now also the Patron of the Prue Leith Chef's Academy and restaurant in South Africa, and has initiated a charitable training restaurant, Hoxton Apprentice, in Hackney. Her involvement in the areas of food, catering and education has been wide-ranging. She has chaired 3E's, a not-for-profit company turning round failing state schools, was on the quango that developed the National Vocational Qualifications; chaired the British Food Trust and the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce) and was the Founder chairman of Focus in Food, which is dedicated to teaching children to cook.
Today Prue chairs the Schools Food Trust, which is charged with overseeing the implementation of the nutritional standards for school food that followed the Jamie Oliver TV campaign. Previously a cookery columnist for various newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the Guardian, she has also written a number of cookery books including the best selling Leith's Cookery Bible with Caroline Waldegrave. Her presence on TV has also been extensive; she has presented a 26 part series and been the subject of two documentaries and her most recent appearance has been the Great British Menu , now in its third series on BBC1.
Prue has also had a parallel career in business, sitting on various boards such as that of British Rail, Safeway, Whitbread, Woolworths, and the Halifax. Presently she is on the boards of Omega International Group plc and Orient-Express Hotels. She has published 3 novels, and her fourth, Choral Society, will be published early next year.

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Prue Leith CBE

In 1960, Prue started a business supplying quality business lunches, which grew to become Leith's Good Food Limited. In 1975 she founded Leiths School of Food and Wine which trains amateur and professional chefs. She chairs The Hoxton Apprentice and 3Es Enterprises and has received many honours, including the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 1990, and seven honorary degrees or fellowships from UK universities. Prue is a judge on the BBC television programme Great British Menu and from 2006 to 2010 was chair of the School Food Trust.

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