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. 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. Since the millennium Mary has continued to do demonstrations at the Good Food Show events, write books and do media work. Most notably she has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off, The Junior Bake Off, Comic Relief Bake off and Sports Relief Bake Off from 2009 to 2016, and since 2018 is a judge on Best Home Cook.
Mary has her own cooking show on BBC1 and BBC2 including Mary Berry Cooks, Foolproof Cooking, Mary Berry’s Classic, Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking and Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts. Mary has written over 80 cookery books and continues to write each year to accompany her BBC television series.