Christian Stevenson is a man of many talents.
Over a 20 year career as a broadcaster, Christian is probably best known and respected as the presenter of his Channel 5 television series ‘RAD’ and ‘RAD The Groms Tour’ which ran for 10 years and won him and the channel their first BAFTA in the Best Entertainment category. Previously, he has also fronted Snowball on MTV alongside co-presenter Kylie Minogue, Freesports on 4 (Channel 4), Chilli factor (Extreme Channel), and Legends of the Extreme (Extreme Channel) as well as hosting radio shows on both XFM and Kerrang!
Cooking was always an intrinsic part of Christian’s life, but 5 years ago he decided to make it his focus and DJ BBQ was born. Christian grew up on the Mason-Dixie line and was influenced by the cultures and food of both North and South. While the food always takes centre stage, the DJBBQ experience encompasses food, fun and a list for life at its core, or as Christian likes to call it, Catertainment.
In the past five years, DJ BBQ has become the second most popular BBQ cook on YouTube and across social media. His DJ BBQ cookbook, released in 2014 sold over 70,000 copies and still resides in the Amazon top 10 BBQ books. He was signed up to Jamie Oliver’s Foodtube channel which now boasts 2.7 million subscribers. He has also appeared regularly on This Morning and was invited onto Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 show to help create the ultimate burger recipe. He has written a food column for FHM and contributed to press such as The Independent, Metro, The Daily Mail and Heat Magazine. He has curated the Cutting Room stage at Meatopia London since its inception hosting world renowned chefs such as Francis Mallmann, Niklas Ekstedt and Yotam Ottolenghi.
The DJ BBQ live catering experience can be found at all the major UK festivals including The Big Feastival, Grilltopia, Camp Bestival, The Big Grill, Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival and On Blackheath. Christian has also cooked at numerous Food festivals such as Taste London and the BBC Good Food Show.
Additionally, DJ BBQ has partnered with established brands such to create original content and live experiences. Brands Christian has worked with include Hellmanns, Renault, Hotpoint, Lazy Jack’s Cider and Karcher.
DJ BBQ has a growing reputation and fan base in The U.S. He’s currently presenting a series for Food.com, Scripps Network’s digital channel along with featuring in a Kid Rock ‘BBQ Grill’ infomercial across all cable networks in February 2017.