Lesley Waters


Lesley Blog/Bio

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 whenever 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. Lesley has recently been filming a new series with BBC1 ‘Put your menu where your mouth is’. www.lesleywaters.com

Cookery School

Lesley Waters Cookery School at Abbot’s Hill Farm nestles in the heart of the West Dorset countryside. It is about fresh, simple ingredients and creating great food. But it’s not just about the cooking it’s the whole day, meeting people and enjoying the atmosphere where you can relax, learn and laugh. We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and you will take home with you the knowledge and the know how to create simple and stylish food with confidence and flair. No expert skills are needed you just need to enjoy food and good company. The school offers a wide range of interesting 1 and 2 day hands on and demonstration days for all abilities, including Bread and Pastry, Cooler than Chillies, By the Sea, Seasonal Kitchen and the all new Shine. Please see www.lesleywaters.com to find out what Les has been up to and for more details of the courses. Or you can email us at info@lesleywaters.com or call us on 0844 800 4633.

A Year at Abbots Hill by Lesley Waters

Lesley’s most recent book charts the ups and downs of converting a run-down farmhouse in West Dorset into her stunning cookery school. With some of her favorite seasonal recipes and featuring stunning photograph from Lesley’s husband Tim; it is a delight to read.

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