From a media release:
Full of food, friends, and fun, CTV today announced that its delectable new series MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH drops into CTVâ€™s midseason schedule and on Crave Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 28. Viewers will get a second helping of the series with a bonus digital-only episode available on CTV digital platforms including CTV.ca and the CTV app, CTVâ€™s YouTube™ page, and CTV, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, YOUR MORNING, and Gusto Facebook pages, as well as Bravo.ca and MTV.ca. Canadians can also enjoy the bonus episode on CTV On Demand via set-top box with applicable TV service providers.
Hosted by Canadaâ€™s culinary sweetheart and MASTERCHEF CANADA winner Mary Berg, the all-new series showcases Bergâ€™s culinary skill and creativity with original recipes inspired by someone who has made a meaningful impact on her life. The premiere of MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH follows the return of MASTERCHEF CANADA, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV beginning Monday, April 8. Viewers can then stream episodes anytime on CTV.ca and the CTV app.
With a pinch of humour and a dash of kindness, Bergâ€™s meals are like an edible love letter for her family members and close friends. Each meal is motivated by a story which connects back to the episodeâ€™s special guest. Memories of family trips to South Carolina spur a Southern feast, while a French-themed menu is created after Berg and a friend dreamt of jetting off to Paris.
Whether itâ€™s a birthday, anniversary, a sports game, or just expressing gratitude for a loved one, MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH is filled with recipes for every occasion. As Berg prepares the meal, she guides viewers through the recipe, offering up plenty of helpful tips and takeaways. The guests in each episode then join Berg to enjoy the final meal. Following each episode, viewers can visit CTV.ca for full written and video recipes featured on the show including video extras â€œMary in a Minute,â€ â€œMary Crushes,â€ and â€œMaryâ€™s Mantras,â€ which feature Berg as she dishes on her tastiest meals and kitchen hacks. Viewers can also visit the recipe hub on TheLoop.ca for details on all of Bergâ€™s delicious dishes.
Joining the series this season as sponsors are Starbucks at Home and Dawn Ultra Dish Liquid, who will produce custom content around the series featuring Mary Berg.
Bergâ€™s impressive culinary journey took off after capturing the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA. She can be seen regularly as a food expert on CTVâ€™s YOUR MORNING and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, and can be found developing recipes for shows, food, beverage brands, and her blog A Small Stove. Bergâ€™s first cookbook, Kitchen Party, is set to be published in September 2019.
From the kitchen to the table, in the first episode of MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH, â€œMary Loves Myraâ€ airing Sunday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Myra Berg is not just an amazing mom, sheâ€™s also Maryâ€™s #1 fan! To thank her mom for all of her love and support, Mary gives Myra a giant food hug with a fresh and flavourful spin on her favourite dish.
A CTV Original Production, MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH is produced by Proper Television (MASTERCHEF CANADA), a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with CTV. Cathie James, Allison Grace, and Lesia Capone serve as Executive Producers and Garrett Wintrip as Series Producer.