Chris Roberts

Fire Chef
United Kingdom

Globehopping Welshman known as 'Flamebaster' fires up bold flavours over fire.

  • Hometown Gwynedd
  • Occupation Fire Chef
Our favourite Welsh man, Chris aka 'Flamebaster' knew from an early age that he had something of an acquired taste. While his mates were watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this kid was busy feasting his eyes on cookery shows by alternative childhood hero, Keith Floyd.
Plenty of other food pros would inspire Chris in the years that followed - including his late father. A true hunter-gatherer who often joined the Gauchos on fishing trips in Patagonia, the old man would bring home dramatic tales and catches that often left Chris feeling in awe.
Since discovering his love for whipping up a feast over fire, his cookery career has seen him run a food festival, pop-ups and kitchen takeovers, travel the world with his fire cooking, present two of his own food travel shows (on BBC and S4C), star in a Celebrity special and Welsh version of Gogglebox - Gogglebocs - and, best of all, bring people together via good food. All while doing a day job of being a carer for adults with disabilities and being a father of three young kids.
"Fire just brings people together. Fire doesn't care which social class you are, where you're from, who you are. You're all drawn to the fire."
Chris's television appearances led to him being awarded with two BAFTA Cymru awards and best presenter at the RTS Cymru Awards in 2022.