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Ainsley Harriott

Popular, charismatic British chef, TV presenter and author

Ainsley Harriott is best known as the host for “Ready, Steady, Cook” and “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook”. His fun and friendly style has endeared him to the British nation.

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Ainsley Harriott's 2022 biography

Quick-witted, charismatic celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott is the consummate professional as an awards host and presenter. Following a successful career in cooking, TV and radio, Ainsley is well-recognised for his lovable, larger-than-life presence, having fronted a range of cookery and lifestyle programmes including Ready Steady Cook and the One Show.

A household name, celebrity chef and Ready Steady Cook presenter, Ainsley is one of life’s true delights.

Ainsley is quick-witted, charismatic and is always the consummate professional. With over 18 years as a popular TV celebrity chef, it is no wonder Ainsley is considered a culinary legend.

With his vibrant personality and infectious larger than life attitude, Ainsley is like his food diverse and delicious!

Ainsley Harriott’s Career

Ainsley’s cooking career began when he was offered an apprenticeship at an East End restaurant at the age of 16. After years of hard work in the kitchen, Ainsley rose to Head Chef position at Lord’s Cricket Ground’s Long Room.

He also worked as a chef in many restaurants in London including the Dorchester, Brown’s, The Hilton, The Westbury, Café Pelican and Quaglino’s.

While at Lords he was asked to present More Nosh, Less Dosh on BBC Radio 5 and in 1993 he secured a small role in sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf and eventually became the resident chef on Good Morning.

In addition to Ainsley’s phenomenal success with Ready Steady Cook, his Cant Cook Won’t Cook spin-off was also immensely popular and he became a household name.

Publications

Alongside his TV career, Ainsley has written a number of highly successful books to accompany his television series, including Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible and Ainsley’s Gourmet Express.

He has become a number one best seller, having sold more than two million cookery books worldwide, starting in 1996 with In The Kitchen, followed in 1998 with Meals in Minutes. He also markets his own range of supermarket foods, including couscous, risotto, soups and cereal bars.

Speaking and presenting

Ainsley is one of Britain’s most recognised TV personalities, with an instantly warm, friendly and charming personality, he is the ideal awards host and after dinner speaker for your event or conference. Ainsley will always provide food for thought. He appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

Ainsley continues to be one of the nation’s best-loved chefs and TV personalities.

 

 

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