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Prudence Margaret Leith, CBE (born 18 February 1940) is a restaurateur, caterer, TV cook, broadcaster and cookery writer. She was born in South Africa, with her working life spent mostly in London, England.
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In 1960, Prue Leith started a business supplying quality business lunches, which grew to become Leith’s Good Food Limited, with a turnover of £15m in 1995. In 1969, she opened Leith’s, her famous Michelin starred restaurant. In 1975 she founded Leiths School of Food and Wine which trains amateur and professional chefs. She has been a cookery editor and food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian and The Mirror. She currently holds non-executive directorships at Whitbread plc. She also chairs The Hoxton Apprentice and 3Es Enterprises, and is Chair of the Board of Governors of Ashridge Management College. As well as many cookery books, including Leith's Cookery Bible, she has written four novels, Leaving Patrick, Sisters, A Lovesome Thing, (all published by Penguin Books) and Choral Society (published by Quercus).
Leith has received many honours, including the Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1990, and seven honorary degrees or fellowships from UK universities. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1989 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
Leith is a judge on the BBC television programme Great British Menu and has been since the series inception in 2006.
From November 2006 to January 2010 Prue Leith was chair of the School Food Trust, the British government's campaign to replace fatty foods with fresh fruit and vegetables in schools.