Mary-Rosa Alleyne Berry, CBE is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since its launch in 2010 and many Mary Berry recipes feature as challenges in the competition.

She started her career in the 1960s as cookery editor of Housewife magazine and later moved to Ideal Home magazine. Since then she has presented and appeared as a guest in countless television series and has written more than 70 cookery books.