Bake Off’s Prue Leith, 81, ‘becomes a Dame in Queen’s Birthday Honors after advice to Boris Johnson on how to make hospital food healthier’
British Bake Off star Prue Leith is reportedly set to become a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The 81-year-old chef will reportedly receive the prestigious honor after becoming an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010 for advising the government on how to make hospital food healthier, according to The sun.
Although she was also known for her culinary skills, Prue became a household name in 2017 when she joined The Great British Bake Off opposite Paul Hollywood.
Congratulations! Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith, 81, is reportedly set to become a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honors (stock image)
It comes after Prue advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson on making hospital food healthier, having participated in an independent review and drafted a series of recommendations for hospitals.
She said: ‘The review provides the best examples of how hospitals can serve delicious, nutritious and beautifully presented meals on a budget. Food is not only important for health, but also for morale.
“The meals in the hospital should be a moment of pleasure and a pleasure to serve. They should inspire employees, patients and visitors to enjoy good food at home.’
Respected: Chef will reportedly receive the prestigious honor for advising the government on how to make hospital food healthier
Boris added: ‘It is extremely important for patients and staff to have hot, nutritious meals.’
A representative for Prue Leith declined to comment when MailOnline contacted him.
Prue – who has children Danny and Li-da with her late husband Rayne Kruger, who passed away in 2002 – moved from South Africa to London in the 1960s and embarked on a wildly successful career in nutrition before taking over from Mary Berry at the baking competition.
The honor comes after former Bake Off star Mary Berry became a Dame on the Queen’s Birthday Honors list last year.
She’s a success: Prue was awarded an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2010, and is now reportedly set to receive a Damehood for Queen’s Birthday this month
Speaking of the honour, she said, “I am absolutely overwhelmed to receive this great honour. For most of my life I have been fortunate enough to follow my passion of teaching cooking through books and the media.
“My only achievement in school was only one O level in cooking…
However, I’m sure they are looking down and smiling. I will be celebrating soon with my husband and family.’
Roll of Honor: The Queen awards awards each year to a list of people to coincide with her summer birthday in recognition of their bravery or service rendered in certain areas