Prue Leith ‘left 28 people in hospital with food poisoning’ after dodgy chicken mishap | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
The Great British Bake Off judge Dame Prue Leith has opened up about the surprising moment she gave 30 people food poisoning after serving up a dodgy chicken mayonnaise dish. The 82-year-old made the food for one of her “best” customers at the time, who hired her company, Leith’s Good Food.
Speaking on the first night of her Nothing In Moderation tour, she told the crowd: “You can’t be in catering for 30 years without something going disastrously wrong.”
The cook explained that they were asked to put together the dish for a party of 25, which then turned into 30 people at short notice.
She continued: “The cooks poached another chicken while the flesh was still warm, which is a crime, and they mixed with the chicken that was already there.”
Prue went on to say that there was no fridge at the venue and the food was left out on a very hot day.
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Nowadays, she judges other people’s efforts on The Great British Bake Off.
The much loved show returned for a new series last week.
Back as judges are her and Paul Hollywood, while Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas have returned as hosts.
She and Paul have also been filming new series The Great American Baking Show.