After a TV production company first stumbled across green grocer, Chris Bavin in 2011 he has gone from strength to strength and is the co-presenter of BBC1’s hugely successful series Eat Well for Less? with Gregg Wallace. The show has had incredible ratings and the accompanying book is a best seller.
In addition to Eat Well for Less? Chris also presents BBC2’s series Britain in Bloom and is co-judge on BBC1's prime time competition series Britain's Best Home Cook with Mary Berry and Angela Hartnett - presented by Claudia Winkleman. He is co-presenter of BBC1’s returning series Food: Truth or Scare with Gloria Hunniford and is also a regular guest and reporter for The One Show. Chris has presented Tomorrow’s Food with Dara O’Brian and The Truth about Meat;
Chris is the co-founder of ‘The Naked Grocer’ a retail business that was twice voted ‘National Independent Retailer of the Year’, as well as receiving the ‘Best Contribution to the Community’ award.
Chris’s first job was as a junior flower trader, a job he relished and excelled at. He spent much of his working day in various wholesale markets across the UK, places where Chris felt very much at home. Packed full of all the colourful characters and the buzz that a busy wholesale market provides, Chris felt he had found his vocation.
After selling flowers into the wholesale markets and retail multiples for six years he took a side step to trade fruit and vegetables. This again was something that he not only enjoyed but did very successfully. He has worked in all areas of fresh produce: importing, wholesaling, retailing, food service and catering.
Chris is passionate about educating and raising awareness in children of where food comes from and encouraging them to learn how to increase their consumption of fruit and veg. One of his ambitions is to teach others how eating healthily can be cheap and easy to achieve.
Chris first book Good Food Sorted was published by DK, £18.99 out now.
Chris has great interest in farming and all areas of fresh produce and particularly, the history and future of food. He is an active supporter of reducing food waste. He became ambassador for Love British Food and British Food Fortnight in March 2019.
Chris lives in Surrey with his lovely wife Millie and their children.