The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

When in your life can you say you’ve dined with an award-winning chef?

Guests joined Mary Berg at the Urban Pantry for a 4-course meal, and a fun chat about her experience on MasterChef Canada. Mary introduced each course, prepared from recipes in her new book. Interested in this ultimate foodie experience? Tickets were limited, so guests were encouraged to book soon because this popular event sold out fast! Guests’ tickets included the meal as well as a signed copy of Mary’s new cookbook, Kitchen Party.


Mary Berg

Mary is a self-taught home cook born just east of Toronto in Pickering, Ontario who can pretty much always be found in the kitchen. From an early age, through her undergrad and Master’s degree, and throughout the workforce, Mary’s love of food never faltered.

Always a devoted home baker and cook, Mary auditioned for, competed in, and ultimately won Season 3 of CTV’s hit culinary series, MasterChef Canada. After cooking her way through the MasterChef Canada kitchen, Mary’s reimagination of culinary classics, while still maintaining the original heart of the dish, became her signature style. Since her MasterChef Canada win, Mary can be seen on various CTV programming, including Your Morning, The Marilyn Denis Show and The Social, and can be found developing recipes for shows, companies, and her blog, A Small Stove. You can also catch her on her own show, Mary’s Kitchen Crush.


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About the Venue

Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry is a contemporary Canadian, farm to table restaurant. They are a Feast On™ Certified Ontario establishment; a criteria based program which recognizes businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique taste of place. They are located in Uxbridge, Ontario.

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