Ainsley trained at Westminster College before a career in London’s top hotels and restaurants – In the early 1990s he was invited to become resident chef on BBC TV’s Good Morning With Anne And Nick. This in turn led to Ready, Steady, Cook and his TV career took off. His television credits include series of: Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible, Ainsley’s Meals in Minutes, The Hidden Camera Show, Ainsley’s Gourmet Express in the UK, The Ainsley Harriott Show, Ready, Set, Cook for the US and Off The Menu, for South Africa.
He is also a best-selling author and has sold over two million books worldwide. Titles include Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible, the Meals in Minutes franchise and Friends and Family.
Ainsley’s own food range has gone from strength to strength and is now a familiar sight in the UK.