Join Christopher on Friday, August 18 aT 1:00 as we kicks-off the 9th Asheville Wine & Food Festival

Christopher Prieto is a champion pitmaster and owner of PRIME Barbecue in Knightdale, 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 featuredon 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.” You can follow PRIME Barbecue at

Christopher Prieto, is an author for Southern Living, a BBQ Instructor for Wounded Warrior Project, a Master BBQ judge and a celebrity pit master. The last several years have brought many great opportunities for Christopher to expand his teaching platform as well having the privilege to participate in events like yours such as : The New York Food and Wine Festival, “Meatopia”, “An Evening with Master Chefs for the NC Cystic Fibrosis" and the “Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation Taste for a Cure."


Season 5 of BBQ Pitmasters- Kings of Carolina:


Fox and Friends- Cooking demo for Memorial Day in NYC:


ZAGAT NC BBQ Documentary- The Cradle of ‘Cue- Pigging Out in North Carolina:


Southern Living BBQ U Training Videos: