Dorset Food & Drink held an event at The Lesley Waters Cookery School to celebrate Lesley joining the organisation as an ambassador to promote Dorset’s finest food and drink. 30 member businesses from across the county came to mark the occasion with Lesley, the Dorset Food & Drink team and corporate partners Porter Dodson. Dorset Food & Drink members contributing to the canape feast at the cookery school in Halstock were Dorset Pastry, Ford Farm Cheese, BV Dairy, Goldhill Organics, Capreolus, Dorset Blue Vinny, Wobbly Cottage, Brace of Butchers, The Watercress Company and Solkiki chocolates. Liberty Fields and Furleigh Estate provided a Dorset twist on the classic bellini cocktail to toast the occasion.
Well known for her regular television appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Great Food Live and This Morning, Lesley is also a former Head Tutor of Leith’s School of Food & Wine, author of several Cookery Books, a qualified Fitness Instructor and a mother of two!
Originally a Londoner born & bred, Lesley was quickly charmed by the beauty of the West Dorset area and inspired by the superb quality of the fresh local produce available right on her doorstep. She likes to cook seasonal food when ever possible and her simple, modern style creates dishes that are easy to recreate with stunning results.
Teaching has always been her great passion and opening her own Cookery School in this amazing location is the realisation of a long held dream. Her energetic style of presentation is expertly combined with clear and simple guidance, making her classes both entertaining and informative.