Christopher McGhee grew up in North Carolina and it was his dad who introduced him to barbecue. His passion for barbecue began when Christopher was in high school when his father bought a smoker and they began cooking barbecue on the weekends. After graduating from College, Christopher decided to follow his passion and move to Austin, and pursue a full time career in Barbecue. Christopher started working at La Barbecue in 2013 and moved to Freedmen’s in 2014. In 2015, Christopher was named to the Austin Zagat “30 under 30” list of young culinary talents to watch. In 2016, Christopher came on board as a Pitmaster at Stiles Switch BBQ and in 2018 took on the role of opening The Switch as the lead Pitmaster.