WHO IS DJ BBQ?
CHRISTIAN STEVENSON 'DJBBQ'
DJBBQ is a trail blazing barbecue cook with a tribe of dedicated fans on his DJBBQ Youtube channel and across social media. His first DJBBQ cookbook (Penguin), released in 2014 sold over 70,000 copies and still resides in the Amazon top 10 BBQ books. His second book Fire Food (Quadrille) was released in April 2018 and was an instant success. 2019 heralds the release of his third book, ‘The Burger Book’.
While cooking always takes centre stage, the DJBBQ experience encompasses food, fun and a lust for life at its core, or as Christian likes to call it, Catertainment. The DJBBQ 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. He has curated the Cutting Room stage at Meatopia London since its inception, hosting the live stage and interviewing world renowned chefs such as Francis Mallmann, Niklas Ekstedt and Yotam Ottolenghi.
Christian has also been fortunate enough to work with a number of world class brands creating original content such as the Grilltopia campaign with Hellmann’s or designing a state of the art DJBBQ truck with Renault.
Christian’s background is in broadcasting. His Channel 5 television series ‘RAD’ and ‘RAD The Groms Tour’ 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!