Lesley Waters is well known for her regular television appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Great Food Live and This Morning.
She likes to cook seasonal food whenever possible and her simple, modern style creates dishes that are easy to recreate with stunning results.
Lesley studied French Cuisine for three years at Ealing College, which included time as a chef at the Waldorf Hotel. During this training period, she won one gold, and two silver medals at Hotelympia and was awarded a scholarship to the Hotel Intercontinental, Dusseldorf.
She joined Prue Leith’s Restaurant and was quickly promoted to senior chef. She then worked as a freelance corporate chef and caterer for government officials before joining Leith’s School of Food and Wine as an instructor, rising to head tutor. Here she perfected her cookery demonstration and food photography skills. She has often represented British food at international cookery displays, taking as her theme ‘good food for health’s sake’.
Lesley has her immensely successful cookery school based at Abbot’s Hill Farm in Dorset. She has written nearly 20 cookery books, including collaborations with Sainsbury’s and Weight Watchers, and is a qualified fitness instructor and busy mother of two.
Lesley has worked in television since 1989 and her varied career has included writing and presenting. Most recently, in addition to regular slots on This Morning, Lesley appeared on the 2013 series of Chefs: Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is for BBC 1.