Fenton is a married chef who has lived in Ipswich all of his life, and loves the place. “We have beautiful weather here and my son Jacob, who is 12, and I like nothing better than 'mucking about in the yard or pool' followed by a BBQ lunch/dinner.” Word normally gets around on these occasions and they usually end up with a few extra bodies in the form of family and friends. Cooking on the BBQ is a nice change from work for Fenton. He’s had his own restaurant for the past six years and, as winner of Great BBQ Challenge, is now hosting his own show on the LifeStyle FOOD Channel, ‘Fenton Fired Up!’.
Fenton says he is Australia’s Best BBQer because: “I can think outside the box. To me a BBQ doesn't necessarily mean 'steak and snags'. I believe just about anything can be cooked on the BBQ. I love to have friends and family over and spoil them with a three course meal. They love it – it's all cooked on the barbie and made out of the best produce I can source whether it be seafood, poultry or meat. A BBQ at my place means - expect the unexpected because anything is possible!”