Christopher Prieto

Champion Pitmaster and Owner, PRIME Barbecue

Christopher Prieto

Champion Pitmaster and Owner, PRIME Barbecue
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Biography

Christopher Prieto is a champion pitmaster and owner of PRIME Barbecue in Wendell, N.C. His journey into cooking and the world of barbecue began when he was a child. Fond memories of Texas and his desire to find the “soul” of barbecue sent him on a personal quest to perfect the art and science of slow-smoked meats. Today, after years of cooking on the professional barbecue circuit, Christopher believes he has finally achieved what he considers “barbecue excellence” with his own signature style that fuses together elements of Texas, Kansas City and North Carolina flavors. Christopher was featured on season 5 of the TV program “BBQ Pitmasters” and published his first book with Southern Living titled “Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling & Smoking.”