Brian Turner

Brian Turner

  • Yorkshire Born TV Chef
  • Food Festivals & Cookery Demonstrations
  • Awards Host

Brian Turner is said to be one of Britain’s most well-known chefs having trained at Simpson’s in the Strand, The Savoy, The Beau Rivage in Lausanne and Claridge’s.

In 1971 he opened the kitchens of The Capital Hotel with Richard Shepherd where they won a then rare Michelin star. In 1986 he opened his own restaurant Turner’s in Walton Street, Chelsea. After fifteen years of success he opened restaurants in Birmingham and Slough and in 2003 at The Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair. Now he has Turner’s in Butlins, Bognor Regis.

Turner is the President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts which he has combined with a successful period as a TV personality. Having been on the first ever Ready Steady Cook Show Turner served 14 and a half years on the very successful programme as well as many appearances on This Morning, Saturday Kitchen etc and more recently his own show ‘A Taste of Britain’on the BBC. In 2015 Turner recorded a new show for BBC1, ‘My Life on a Plate.’

In June 2002 in the Queen’s birthday honours list Turner was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism and training in the catering industry. Since then Turner has been made an Honorary Professor of The University of West London, a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute as well as receiving Honorary Doctorates of Science at Leeds Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam Universities. Turner has received an Honorary Apprenticeship Award which he feels complements his work with the Adopt a School scheme and the Future chef competition which both encourage young people to come into the catering industry.

Brian is a superb choice for a varirty of events including food festivals, personal appearances, cooking demonstrations and business presentations. His speech ‘Recipe for Success’ is very popular within the corporate arena and Brian talks about his own personal achievements and gives advice and tips on running a successful business.

To book Brian for your event please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email us at

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