Mary Berry, star of culinary TV screens, is heading to Stockton this Saturday to unveil our £4.5 million state of the art store at Teesside Retail Park.

The store’s visually-stunning design – inspired by stores in New York and Paris – is set to draw visitors from the whole region, and beyond.

During the day, there’ll be the chance to attend Q&A sessions with Mary and win signed copies of her latest book. We’ve already had some book-winning questions submitted by our fans on Facebook, including:

“What is the perfect buttercream recipe?  I’ve found that different recipes are either too hard or too sticky.” Katy Johnson

“What are the best recipes to make with young children?” Nuala Rees

“Sometimes the butter in my cake doesn’t mix properly.  Why is this?” Donna Caldwell

“If you could take only one dessert along to a dinner party, what would it be?” Sami Brown

Visitors on the day can also browse two floors of beautiful furniture and accessories and treat themselves to something tasty at our in-store eatery, Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen, the latest venture from top Teesside restauranteur Daryl Chadwick.

Ahead of the grand opening event, we wanted to give you a peek at what’s planned as well as reminder that we’d love for you to join us for a ‘Very Berry Celebration’

10.00AM Doors open

11.00AM Mary Berry & James Barker cut the cake to officially open the store (ground floor near the front of the store)

12.00PM ‘In Conversation’ with Mary Berry (Session 1) Hosted by Wendy Gibson (1st floor)

2.30PM ‘In Conversation’ with Mary Berry (Session 2) Hosted by Wendy Gibson (1st floor)

3.15PM Raffle tickets distributed to win one of 5 signed copies of “Mary Berry’s Baking Bible”

4.00PM Winners of raffle announced. Prizes to be collected near Customer Service Desk (1st floor)

6.00PM Store closes

We look forward to seeing you.