Factfile: An Evening with Prue Leith

Norwich City are delighted to be hosting an Evening with Prue Leith on October 15 at Carrow Road.

Norwich City are delighted to be hosting an Evening with Prue Leith on October 15 at Carrow Road.

As a guest at this event, which runs from 7pm to 11pm, you will be able to enjoy an evening that begins with canapes and the opportunity to mingle, along with a Prue Leith inspired three-course meal prepared by Delia’s team of chefs, with both meat and vegetarian options available.

Then there will be an exclusive Q&A with Prue, where she will share stories about what inspires here cooking and how she creates her famous recipes and what encourages her to take on the role of a TV judge on Great British Menu and Great British Bake Off.

Looking ahead to the evening, with have provided a brief biography of popular restaurateur, chef, caterer and TV presenter.

Factfile: Prue Leith

  • Prue was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and attended a private school in Johannesburg before going on to study at the University of Cape Town.
  • She then went to at the University of Paris, where her love for food blossomed and she realised she wanted a career in the premuim food industry.
  • In 1960 Prue moved to London to attend the Cordon Blue Cookery School and started a business supplying high-quality lunches, which grew to become Leith's Good Foods.
  • Nine years later she opened Leith's, her Michelin-stared restaurant in Notting Hill, and in 1975 she founded Leith's School of Food and Wine, which trains professional chefs and amtuer cooks.
  • The first woman appointed to the British Railways Board in 1977, Prue set about improving its much-criticised catering. As a result the catering division, Travellers Fare, was detached from the hotels business in 1982, and innovative outlets were created, including Casey Jones and Upper Crust.
  • Alongside running her business, Prue also became a food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian and the Daily Mail and aside from wiriting 12 coookery books, she has also written seven novels and her memoir, Relish, which was published in 2012.
  • Prue married author Rayne Kruger in 1974 (they were married until he died in 2002). The couple had a son, Danny, and adopted a daughter, Li-Da, from Cambodia. Now in her 40s, Li-Da is a filmmaker.
  • Prue, like Norwich City, is a sustainability champion. One of her recent projects has seen her use her culinary skills to tackle the issue of food waste in the TV series Cook Clever Waste Less.
  • Prue is also heavily involved in food in education. When chair of the Royal Society of Arts she founded and chaired the charity Focus on Food (now part of the Soil Association) which promotes cooking in the curriculum. She also started, with the charity Training for Life, the Hoxton Apprentice – a not-for-profit restaurant which for 10 years trained the most disadvantaged long-term unemployed young people.
  • Prue was a judge on the Great British Menu, from 2006 to 2016 and has been a judge on the Great British Bake Off since 2017.

Tickets for An Evening with Dame Prue Leith can be purchased here - BUY NOW and are priced as follows, with a discount for season ticket holders and members:

£95 VIP (VIP tickets will benefit from, a pre-dinner drinks reception including canapés, book signing opportunity with Prue, three- course meal, a glass of wine with each course and excellent views for dinner)

£75 standard (Standard tickets include pre dinner drinks reception including canapés, 3 course meal and a glass of wine with each course)

£65 for season ticket holders and members. Ticket Code: DPL20S (Maximum of 90 to be sold and must have a customer number for each person)

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