Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. In the swinging ’60s she became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine, followed by Ideal Home magazine.
Her first television series Afternoon Plus with Judith Chalmers came out in the early ’70s and was a big hit with a lot of British mothers. Three children later she continued through the ’80s writing books and filming television series for BBC from her home in Buckinghamshire.
She started the ’90s by launching her Aga Workshops, a cookery school at home, with over twelve thousand visitors over sixteen years. In the mid ’90s her daughter Annabel launched Mary Berry’s Salad Dressing.
Since the millenium Mary has continued to do demonstrations, write books and do media work. Most noteably she is a judge on The Great British Bake Off, The Junior Bake Off, Comic Relief Bake off andSports Relief Bake Off which has taken the country by storm.
Mary often appears as a guest on many programmes including The One Show, Food and Drink Programme, Graham Norton Show, Loose Women, Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Breakfast, Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Womans Hour. In 2014 Mary’s own BBC programme, Mary Berry Cooks, was aired.
In 2012 Mary had the honour of receiving a CBE.
2014 Honoured as Freeman of the Worshipful company of Bakers of London
2013 Given Freedom of the City of Bath
2012 Honorary Degree Bath Spa University
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild of Food Writers
Mary continues to write books alongside Lucy Young, her assistant of over twenty years.
Mary’s mission: To Get everyone Baking!
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