Prudence Margaret (Prue) LEITH

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-02-18
Education St Mary's Sch Johannesburg, Univ of Cape Town, Sorbonne Paris (Cours de la Civilisation Francaise)
Publications N/A
Recreations walking, flyfishing
Clubs Chelsea Arts
Style Ms Prue Leith, CBE, DL
Career restaurateur, caterer, author, journalist; fndr: Leith's Good Food 1961, Leith's Restaurant 1969, Prudence Leith Ltd 1972, Leith's Sch of Food and Wine 1975, Leith's Farm 1976; dir: Leith's Restaurant Ltd 1969-95, Prudence Leith Ltd 1972-94 (md), Br Transport Hotels Ltd 1977-83, BR Bd 1980-85 (pt/t), Safeway plc 1989-96 (formerly Argyll Group plc, joined gp as conslt to Safeway stores 1988), Halifax plc (formerly Leeds Permanent Building Society and Halifax Building Society until 1997) 1992-99, UK Skills Ltd 1993-, Leith's Ltd 1994-96 (chm), 3E's Enterprises Ltd 1994-2007 (chm), Whitbread plc 1995-2005, Triven VCT 2000-03, Forum for the Future 2000-03 (chm), Woolworths plc 2001-06, Omega plc 2004-09, Nations Healthcare 2006-07, Orient-Express Hotels 2006-; chair School Food Tst 2007-10; memb Cncl Food From Britain 1983-87; chm: Restaurateurs' Assoc of GB 1990-94, Br Food Tst; vice-pres Royal Soc for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; team memb Opportunity 2000 Target; govr Ashridge Mgmnt Coll 1992- (chm 2002-07); visiting prof Univ of N London 1993; appeared in: 26-part TV cookery series on Tyne-Tees TV, Best of Br BBC TV, The Good Food Show, Take 6 Cooks, Tricks of the Trade, Great British Menu; memb: Nat Trg Task Force Dept of Employment 1989-91, Centre for Tomorrow's Co 1990-, PO Stamp Advsy Ctee 1997-2003; hon fell Hotel Catering and Institutional Mgmnt Assoc 1986, hon fell Salford Univ 1992, hon fell City and Guilds of London Inst 1992-97, master Univ of North London 1997; Corning Award Food Journalist of the Year 1979, Glenfiddich Trade Journalist of the Year 1983, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 1990; Freedom of the City of London 1994; Hon Dr: Univ of Greenwich 1996, Univ of Manchester 1996, Open Univ 1997, Oxford Brookes Univ 2000, City Univ 2005, Thames Valley Univ 2007; Hon DLitt Queen Margaret Coll Edinburgh 1997, Hon DLitt Univ of Warwick 2013; FRSA (chm RSA 1995-97), Hon FCGI
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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