Danielle "Diva Q" Bennett

Danielle "Diva Q" Bennett

  • Hometown: Winter Haven, FL
  • Grill: Lil' Pig
  • Pellet: Hickory


Danielle's passion for barbecue knows no boundaries. The world's most influential woman in BBQ has traveled all over North America and Internationally to experience every aspect of all things BBQ. Danielle has won numerous BBQ awards and multiple Grand Championships. She is a former World Bacon Champion and a former World Champion of Pork, winning the latter on a Traeger.

As a certified BBQ expert she has taught BBQ to thousands in addition to judging, and providing consultations with companies in product and development.
With multiples of grand championships and over 400 BBQ & grilling awards including a world Pork championship, World Grilling Championship and a world Bacon Championship in addition to 25+ perfect scores - she has more than proven herself a fierce competitor. She has competed multiples of times at the prestigious Jack Daniels Invitational World Championship & the World Series of BBQ the American Royal Invitational.

She appears on Food Network as an expert BBQ judge, Travel Channel, TLC, A&E, BBQ Pitmasters, Chopped, America Grills, The Today Show, Marilyn Denis, Esquire, Appetit and has been featured in hundreds of print magazines and online articles with her expertise. Her 3 year TV show BBQ Crawl was featured in over 150 Countries.

Her cookbook, Diva Q's BBQ: 195 Recipes for Cooking with Family, Friends & Fire (2016) became an instant best selling cookbook before its release date. In addition to being nominated as a Gourmand Best Cookbook in the world.

Like a kid in a candy store she has an insatiable appetite for all things BBQ grilling and she lives by the motto: Life is Too Short for bad BBQ®.