The BBQ Zone is hosted by Les Burden Jr., an award winning barbecuer and leisure time devotee. For five years he was the producer and host of America's first broadcast barbecue show, "Celebrity Grill - The Civilized World's Only Outdoor Cooking Show". He has authored a weekly newspaper column, "Barbecuing with Les Burden", and taught grilling classes across America from Hawaii to Florida.
He also has produced and hosted over 50 half hour episodes of "Lights, Camera, Reaction" on Cable television, and for five years was the co-host of "Night Talk", a two hour long nightly radio talk show. During his seven years with Barbeques Galore he has made appearances on local and national television and written "The Bar-B-Guide to Great Grilling".