Ruth is a highly successful chef and restaurateur.
Ruth co-founded the River Café in 1987 with her late friend and partner Rose Gray. In 1988 the resturant was awarded a Michelin star, and since then has gone from strength to strength.
Together with Rose, Ruth has written six highly successful cookbooks, including Italian Easy and The London River Café Cook Book. Their first book, Italian Country Cookbook won both the Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year and the BCA Illustrated Book of the Year Awards.
In 2010 Ruth was awarded an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.