Kevin Bludso (Barbecue Showdown) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, and Net Worth

Kevin Bludso Biography

Kevin Bludso is an American 3-time Hoodie Award-winning TV Personality, Chef, Restaurateur, and Author, well-known for appearing on TV shows like “Barbecue Showdown” (most recently). Some of the other shows he has starred in include “BBQ Brawl” (2019) and “Bar Rescue”.

Kevin Bludso Age

Bludso is 59 years old as of 2024. He was born in the year 1965 in Compton, California, United States. However, Bludso has managed to keep his date and month of birth away from the limelight, hence it is difficult to know when he celebrates his birthday.

Kevin Bludso Height

Bludso stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches.

Kevin Bludso Family

Bludso has managed to keep his parents’ names away from the limelight. However, it is known that his mom was a postal service worker and his dad worked as a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) police officer. There is no information regarding whether Bludso has any siblings or not.

Kevin Bludso Wife

Bludso is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Bludso being in any past relationship with anyone. Bludso lives happily in Texas and he likes spending his spare time cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.

Kevin Bludso Net Worth

Bludso has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $10 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a TV Personality, Chef, Restaurateur, and Author.

Kevin Bludso
Kevin Bludso

Kevin Bludso Career and Education

Bludso is a proud alumnus of the Dallas-based Bishop College, where he studied business. In regard to his profession, Bludso is a TV Personality, Restaurateur, Chef, and Author. As a TV Personality, he has appeared in a number of reality cooking shows (some listed down on this page and others on the biography part).

As a restaurateur and chef, Bludso has owned several restaurants in the United States. In Banc of California Stadium, California, he has been owning Bludso’s BBQ since the year 2018. Since the year 2017 (in The Proud Bird Food Bazaar, California), Bludso has also been owning Bludso’s Bar-B-Que. Bludso has also owned Bludso’s Bar & Que in Hollywood, California since the year 2013. For 8 years (2018 – September 2016), he owned a restaurant called “Bludso’s BBQ” in Compton, California. Additionally, Bludso has owned a restaurant in Crown Melbourne, Southbank, Victoria, Australia, called “San Antone” (from November 2015 to June 2023).

Bludso was introduced to Texas-style barbecue when he was 9 (or 10) years old, by his aunt, Willie Mae Fields. From there, he has always had a passion for cooking. Before starting in the food industry, Bludso worked as a correctional officer for over a decade (13 years to be more specific). Bludso has won several awards over the years of his career. In the year 2023, he won the James Beard Award. He has also worn 3 Hoodie Awards.

Kevin Bludso Barbecue Showdown Sn 2

Bludso is the judge in Season 2 of the reality TV cooking show “Barbecue Showdown”, which premiered on July 4, 2024, on Netflix. The show features 8 competitors from around the United States who make delicious and creative barbecues for a chance to win $50K. In this season, Melissa Cookston is also a judge, and Michelle Buteau is the host.

Kevin Bludso Book

As an author, Bludso owns a cookbook titled “Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul”. In this book, Kevin teaches everything about BBQ: picking, seasoning, and cleaning your pit, choosing brisket, ribs, and sausages, and making rubs and sauces. He also shares seventy-five tasty recipes for main meats.

Kevin Bludso TV Shows

Some of the other shows Bludso has appeared in apart from the ones mentioned in the biography part include;

  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2013, 2023)
  • The American Barbecue Showdown (2020-Present)
  • Fire Masters (2019)

Kevin Bludso Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram and Facebook. He has over 58.2K followers on Instagram and over 1.3K followers on Facebook.

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