Proper starts cooking in ‘Mary’s Kitchen’

The new CTV culinary show follows season-three MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg as she preps dishes inspired by loved ones.

MBerg_SOP-Final-1-843x1024 - v2Production is underway in Toronto on Mary’s Kitchen Crush, a new cooking series starring season three MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg (pictured).

A CTV and Boat Rocker Media copro produced by Boat Rocker’s Proper Television, the 30-episode half-hour series follows the chef as she makes original recipes inspired by her family and friends. Mary’s Kitchen Crush, originally titled Mary Makes It Easy, was first announced in June during Bell Media’s 2018/19 Upfront.

The cooking series is set to air as part of CTV’s 2019 midseason lineup on CTV and Gusto, in addition to streaming on the net’s new lifestyle brand, CTV Life. The series will be distributed by Boat Rocker Rights.

Exec producers include Proper’s VP and creative director Cathie James, VP of production Lesia Capone and the prodco’s exec producer Allison Grace. Garrett Wintrip is a series producer on Mary’s Kitchen Crush, while Bell Media’s Tina Apostolopoulous serves as a production exec on the show.

In addition to taking home the MasterChef Canada crown, Berg previously hosted Fibe TV1′s Mary’s Big Kitchen Party (8 x 20 minutes), a miniseries where she and a guest prepared feasts based on various topical themes. As part of Gusto’s Dinner and a Movie presentation, clips of Berg creating themed recipes to pair with each film, also aired.

Mary’s Kitchen Crush is distributed by Boat Rocker Rights.