Ready Steady Cook Live will be making its way to Swindon in November 2013. The show will follow the legendary TV format with guest chefs working against the clock, in the Red Tomato and Green Pepper kitchens, to prepare a meal.
At the Press Launch for the long-awaited tour of the UK’s most successful TV cookery show, chef favourites Lesley Waters, Nick Nairn, Tony Tobin and Brian Turner CBE spoke about the TV show and their passions for cookery.
Ready Steady Cook debuted on BBC1 in October 1994 and the most recent UK edition aired in February 2010. The show enjoys worldwide appeal, airing in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, the Middle East, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa and the United States of America. It has made household names of many of the guest chefs including James Martin, Nick Nairn, Brian Turner and Phil Vickery. The show was presented by Fern Britton from 1993 – 2000 and then Ainsley Harriott until 2010.
Executive Chef Lesley Waters currently appears on ITV’s This Morning and is a national celebrity cook, regularly contributing articles and recipes for magazines. Formerly Head Tutor of Leith's School of Food & Wine, Lesley is the author of numerous cookery books, a qualified Fitness Instructor and a mother of two! She runs the intimate and quirky Lesley Waters Cookery School in the heart of West Dorset, where she shares her passion for gutsy, rustic, straight from the heart style cooking! Born and bred a Londoner, Lesley was quickly charmed by the beauty of Dorset and inspired by the superb quality of fresh local produce, available right on her doorstep. She likes to cook seasonal food whenever possible. Her simple, warm, modern style develops dishes that are easy to recreate, with stunning results. Presently, Lesley is working on her new cookery book and has finished filming a brand new series for BBC Television, Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is that is currently on air.