Lesley is a celebrity chef well-known to British audiences as a regular guest on Ready Steady Cook. She has won over many admirers for her bubbly personality and passion for good food, as well as, being publicly praised by a panel of dietary experts for her use of good fats in her recipes.
In 1978 Lesley joined Prue Leith‘s Restaurant and was quickly promoted to position of 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 teacher. Here she perfected her cookery demonstration and food photography skills. She often represented British food at international cookery displays, taking as her theme ‘good food for health’s sake’.
She has worked in television since 1989. In addition to GMTV and Bazaar her work has included writing and presenting a series of network Cookery Club programmes for Chrysalis TV, resident cook for Lifestyle Channel and currently for UK Living.
In 1992 she teamed up with Malcolm Gluck to present the Superplonk video, the guide to 101 top supermarket wines, produced by Chrysalis.
Lesley is a prolific writer and has written nearly twenty books, including; Fifteen Minute Feasts for BBC Books, Four Seasons Cookery for BBC Books, Sainsbury’s Quick and Easy Food for Friends (Martin Books, 1995), Weight Watchers Carefree Christmas (Simon & Schuster, 1996), and Ready Steady Cook Book 3 (BBC Books, 1997).
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When not busy filming Lesley Waters is busy running her immensely popular cookery school in Devon, the setting for which is the stunning Chartmarle manor in Dorset. Lesley also runs a catering company which delivers delicious food all over the country.
As well as all her exciting television and writing projects, Lesley is consistently chosen to be the spokesperson for top food brands.