Chris Bavin started his career in fresh produce by working with growers supplying wholesale markets, first with flowers and plants and later moving to fruit and veg. He has worked across all areas of fresh produce including founding ‘The Naked Grocer’, one of the first zero packaging no plastic retail business, which he ran for nine years. During his time at the helm, the business was awarded ‘National Independent Retailer of the Year’ twice.
Chris first appeared on our screens in BBC’s Eat Well For Less in 2013 and has since gone on to present a total of eight series of the show. Alongside this he has also presented Tomorrow’s Food, The Truth About Meat, Food: Truth or Scare and Shop Well for the Planet, all for BBC One. He appeared as a judge and the resident fruit & veg expert on three series of BBC’s Best Home Cook as well as joining the presenting team on Channel 4’s Aldi’s Next Big Thing in 2022 and is returning for the second series which will TX on our screens next year.
Chris is a regular reporter for BBC’s The One Show and has presented several consumer and property based formats for the BBC including Wanted: A Simple Life and Escape to the Country. He has also shown us his horticultural roots by presenting two series of Britain in Bloom and is a regular feature on the BBC’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage.
He is also a published author, with two cookbooks to his name. His first, ‘Good Food Sorted’ was published by DK books in March 2019. His second, Fakeaway was published in January 2020. Chris has become a regular face at food festivals and events across the country hosting sessions as well as leading informative, fun, and entertaining food demos.