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Dame Mary Berry

Queen of Baking, Mary Berry is a BBC Good Food Show favourite - see her cooking live in the Big Kitchen and in interviews around the Shows.

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Dame Mary Berry is one the country's best loved cookery writers and television presenters.

Mary is known nationwide for her work as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, Junior Bake Off, and Comic Relief Bake Off.  She also presented the Love Production's American spin-off show The Great American Baking Show for NBC.

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The past couple of years have been extremely busy for Mary who has been fronting a number of series for the BBC.  These include Simple ComfortsMary Berry Everyday and Classic Mary Berry, both of which were accompanied by cook books which featured recipes from throughout the series; Mary Berry's Country House Secrets, and most recently lead judging on the new TV series Britain's Best Home Cook. Mary also guest presented on Gardeners' World and from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Mary trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics, and in the swinging '60s 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. Mary 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. In 2012 Mary was honoured with a CBE for services to culinary arts and won Best TV Judge at the 2017 National Television Awards. Mary has won many other awards including Good Housekeeping Award for Food Book of the Year and an NRTA for Best Television Chef.  

Mary continues to write books alongside Lucy Young, her assistant of over thirty years. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, has two grown up children and five grandchildren.

Mary Berry is available for cookery demonstrations, personal appearances, brand campaigns and 'In conversation with' style talks.

Find out more about Mary on her website.

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