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MARY BERRY IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST LOVED COOKERY WRITERS AND TELEVISION PERSONALITIES.
Mary is known nationwide for her work as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, Junior Bake Off, and Comic Relief Bake Off. Mary also presented the Love Production’s American spin-off show The Great American Baking Show for NBC.
2017 was an incredibly busy year for Mary with Mary Berry Everyday airing on BBC 2 and Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets on BBC 1. She hosted Mary Berry’s Christmas Party (BBC 1) and reunited with Mel and Sue for a one off festive special, Mary, Mel and Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You. Whilst all this was going on, she also filmed Classic Mary Berry (BBC 1) which aired this year with the accompanying book released in January 2018. In June, Mary’s latest BBC Series Britain’s Best Home Cook was broadcast on BBC 1.
Mary trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics, and in the swinging '60s Mary became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine, and later Ideal Home magazine.
She first appeared on television in the 1970’s when she became the resident cook on Afternoon Plus with Judith Chalmers.
Combining motherhood and work, she continued writing books and filming television series for BBC from her home. She launched the extremely successful Aga Workshops, a cookery school at home, which had over twelve thousand students over sixteen years. She has written over eighty cookery books with total sales of over six million.
Mary is a Patron of the Child Bereavement Trust, an Ambassador for the RHS and President of the National Garden Scheme. Mary has won many awards including Good Housekeeping Award for Food Book of the Year and an NRTA for Best Television Chef. In 2012 Mary was honoured with a CBE for services to culinary arts and recently won Best TV Judge at the 2017 National Television Awards.
Mary continues to write books alongside Lucy Young, her assistant of over twenty years. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, has two grown up children and five grandchildren.
FOOD & DRINK
Trained at The Cordon Bleu, The Great British Bake Off, author of over eighty cookbooks.
GARDENING & WILDLIFE
Chelsea Flower Show, passionate gardener.