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Ms. Prue Leith CBE

Chef, Food Writer and Chair

The School Food Trust

HQ Phone: +44 800 089 5001

The School Food Trust

3Rd Floor 2 St Paul's Place

Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2FJ

United Kingdom

Company Description

The School Food Trust is establishing a 'National Good Practice Network' of School Food Ambassadors to support the implementation of the Government's new school food standards. The network is for people at Local Authority level in Health, Education, Cater... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Non-Executive Director

British Rail

Affiliations

Honorary Doctor
Leith's Good Food

Trustee
Credit Action

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

Chair of the Board of Governors
Ashridge Consulting Ltd

Board Member
Omega International Group Inc

Board Member
Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Board Member
Nations Healthcare Limited

Founder
Leiths School of Food and Wine

Trustee
Food Education Foundation

Board Member
Whitbread PLC

Board Member
Safeway Inc.

Board Member
Halifax plc

Education



Doncaster College



Haywards Heath

Honory Degrees

honorary degree

City University

honorary degrees

UK universities

Web References (200 Total References)


The inaugural, highly entertaining ...

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The inaugural, highly entertaining speaker will be author, restaurateur and TV cookery judge Prue Leith CBE.

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Prue will be speaking about her many interests - food, business, education and writing, which have led to a varied career - as well as her latest novel, The Food of Love: Laura's Story, which is released in paperback in March.
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"Prue Leith is a fascinating woman, with a varied and successful career in several fields and I am assured she is very amusing too, so I think our guests will be in for a treat."
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ABOUT PRUE - Prue Leith, 74, started in catering with Leith's Good Food, followed by Leith's Restaurant, which won a Michelin Star, and Leith's School of Food and Wine. The group employed 500 people when she sold it in the 1990s. She has been a food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, the Guardian and the Daily Mirror; has written 12 cookbooks, her autobiography, Relish and six novels, the latest of which, The Food of Love: Laura's Story has already been 'optioned' by a TV production company. he is currently a judge on the popular 'Great British Menu' BBC2 TV series, the latest of which is currently being filmed and is due to be shown later this year
She has been deeply involved in food in education, starting and chairing the charity Focus on Food, which promotes cooking in the curriculum, and the Hoxton Apprentice - a not-for-profit restaurant training the most disadvantaged long-term unemployed young people. She was the Chair of the School Food Trust, which was largely responsible for the improvement in school food. She is Patron of the Prue Leith Chef's Academy in her native South Africa.
She has also been active in general education, chairing Ashridge Management College, 3E's Enterprises (an education company turning round failing schools and managing academies) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts).
Prue has been a non-executive director of British Rail, Safeway, Halifax, Woolworths, Omega and Whitbread, and is currently on the board of Belmond (formerly Orient-Express Hotels) and is also a director of two start up internet companies, one delivering recipe packs of ingredients to encourage home-cooking, and one an on-line publishing company.
She received the CBE in 2010, Veuve Clicquot Business-Woman of the Year in 1990, and holds 13 honorary degrees or Fellowships from UK universities.
She is currently writing a family saga of three novels, with the development of food from wartime rationing to organics and telly chefs as the background.
Photo caption: Prue Leith [credit: Colin Thomas]
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Prue Leith, chairman of the ...

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Prue Leith, chairman of the School Food Trust, insisted that schools had a duty to intervene to help children learn about the benefits of healthy eating because many families failed to impose a decent diet... children will inevitably succumb to the blandishments of the chip, crisp and chocolate manufacturers, who have massive marketing budgets and know how to sell sand to Bedouins..."


Family meals dying out, says Prue ...

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Family meals dying out, says Prue Leith "Until we accept that teaching children to like good food is as important to their future success as being literate or numerate, children will inevitably succumb to the blandishments of the chip, crisp and chocolate manufacturers, who have massive marketing budgets and know how to sell sand to Bedouins. Selling sugar, salt and fat to kids is a walk in the park," said Prue Leith in a speech on Thursday marking the end of her three years as chairman of the School Food Trust.

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Family meals dying out, says Prue Leith "Until we accept that teaching children to like good food is as important to their future success as being literate or numerate, children will inevitably succumb to the blandishments of the chip, crisp and chocolate manufacturers, who have massive marketing budgets and know how to sell sand to Bedouins. Selling sugar, salt and fat to kids is a walk in the park," said Prue Leith in a speech on Thursday marking the end of her three years as chairman of the School Food Trust.


Prue Leith – Gauteng Tourism Authority: Visit The Province Built On Gold

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Prudence Margaret Leith was born on February 18, 1940, the only girl of three siblings in a Johannesburg family.

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Leith recalls her childhood as very privileged. She received a liberal education at St Mary's School for Girls, an Anglican church school in Waverley that, at the time, was run by nuns. Leith became a boarder at St Mary's when she was nine; though Leith lived only 5km (3mi) from the school, her mother's acting career kept her out at night. She was an ambitious young girl.
At the age of 20, after dropping out of university, Leith persuaded her father that she should finish her education in France, having always wanted to live in cosmopolitan and happening Europe. Her father died when she was 21, which was tragic blow to the young woman. While in France, Leith developed a deep interest in food and headed to London's Cordon Bleu to learn to cook; she has since spent most of her working life in the city.
In 1960, Leith formed a company supplying quality business lunches. This became Leith's Good Food Limitedwhich, in 1995, had an estimated turnover of £15-million. In 1969 she opened Leith's restaurant. he Michelin Guide - begun in the 1900s - highlights exceptional chefs and eateries. This prestigious and influential culinary-world handbook dished out a star to Leith's, putting it on the map.
In 1974, Leith married South African writer Rayne Kruger, who published seven novels and several non-fiction books, including Goodbye Dolly Gray, the story of the Boer War.
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Leith's List is the school's successful employment agency, and Leith's Food Solutions helps chefs establish and develop their businesses. In 1997, the Prue Leith Chef's Academy was opened in Centurion, Gauteng. It adheres to the same stringent standards and enjoys access to the same network as the London school.
Another facet of Leith's gigantic empire is cookery books, including Leith's Cookery Bible (on its third edition), Leith's Guide to Wine, Leith's Contemporary Cooking, Leith's Step-by-Step Cookery Recipes and Techniques, Leith's Book of Baking, Leith's Vegetarian Cookery and Leith's Complete Christmas, all published by Bloomsbury and produced at the School. The entrepreneur has also penned four novels: Leaving Patrick(1995), Sisters (2001), A Lovesome Thing (2004) and Choral Society.
Leith has been a cookery editor and food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian and The Mirror. She holds directorships and chairs numerous boards. Her honours include being named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year in 1990, and seven honorary degrees or fellowships from English universities. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours. Leith has been a judge on the BBC television programme Great British Menu since the series launched in 2006. From November 2006 to January 2010, she was chair of the School Food Trust, the British government's campaign to replace fatty foods with fresh fruit and vegetables in schools.
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At 70, Leith is now a grandmother, but she is as busy and successful as ever. Rayne Kruger died in 2002, at the age of 80. Leith is very close to her two children, who live in separate apartments in the same building.


PRUE LEITH ...

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PRUE LEITH OBE FEF Trustee Board

Prue founded the Leith's Good Food Group, Leith's Restaurant and Leith's School of Food and Wine. She has been a food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, the Guardian and the Daily Mirror, has written 12 cookbooks (and five novels) and is a judge on the BBC's Great British Menu. Prue has been deeply involved in promoting healthy school food, establishing and chairing Focus on Food and the Hoxton Apprentice. Prue has been a non-executive director of British Rail, Safeway plc, Halifax plc, Woolworths and Whitbread plc. Prue is currently on the Belmond (formally Orient Express Hotels) board. She has also been Chair of the Restaurant Association and of the School Food Trust and a board member of Slow Food UK. Being a trustee of the Food Education Foundation is a natural fit, as Prue, like Catherine has always believed in the importance of educating young people and their families about food and cooking.

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