Prudence Margaret Leith

Chef & Writer

Conference: Balanced Diet, balanced Life

Prue Leith studied at Cape Town University, the Sorbonne, Paris and Cordon Bleu London. Prue has gained much experience in the food/hospitality sector having acted as a Board member for Safeway plc, Whitbread plc, Halifax plc and British Rail. She has been Chairman of The Royal Society of Arts and the British Restaurateurs Association. She is currently on the board of Woolworths and several smaller companies, and chairs the British Food Trust, Focus on Food and the Hoxton Apprentice, a not for a profit training restaurant company. Her experience within the media and broadcasting include writing regular columns for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Mirror and the Guardian as well as twelve cookery books and three novels, and appearing on the Best of British (BBC 2) and Tricks of the Trade (BBC 1). She has eleven Honory Degrees or Fellowships, has won Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year, Glenfiddich Trade Journalist of the Year and Corning, Food Journalist of the Year.