Ainsley Harriott is one of life’s true delights. With over 18 years as a popular TV celebrity chef to boast about, it is no wonder Ainsley is considered a culinary legend. With a vibrant personality and infectious larger than life attitude, Ainsley is much like his food – diverse and delicious! At the tender age of 16, Ainsley secured a job as junior trainee in a popular West-End restaurant. However, it wasn’t long until he was cooking up a storm on our TV screens.
In 1994, the infamous cookery programme Ready Steady Cook dominated daytime TV and launched Ainsley into the public eye. With a splash of fun and a dash of flamboyancy, Ainsley made cooking cool overnight. Although Ainsley originally started as a celebrity chef on the fast-paced cookery show, it didn’t take long for his colourful personality to bubble over, making him the host with the most. The show was an instant success and remains one of the longest running cookery programmes to date.
In addition to Ainsley’s phenomenal success with Ready Steady Cook, his Cant cook Won’t Cook spin off was also immensely popular.
The past two decades have seen Ainsley travel the world, creating a lengthy list of television treats for the UK to feast upon, including; Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible, Ainsley’s Meals in Minutes, Ainsley’s Big Cook Out, Gourmet Express, 50 Things To Eat Before You Die, Take On The Takeaway and most recently joined the prestigious team of The Great British Food Revival. With a number of books to accompany his TV shows, Ainsley is also largely recognised as a No.1 selling author, selling more than two million books worldwide.
As one of Britain’s most recognised TV personalities, Ainsley makes the ideal candidate as an event host. With an abundance of charisma and years of media experience you are guaranteed success with Ainsley, as he interacts eloquently with an audience offering humour and charm. Whether you are looking for an after dinner speaker or a celebrity guest for your event or conference, Ainsley will provide food for thought.