Tim Love

Pitmaster & Owner, The Woodshed Smokehouse


Tim Love is the acclaimed chef/owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, Queenie’s Steakhouse, a founding partner of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, committed philanthropist, sole hospitality provider at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and official chef of Austin City Limits, where his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim. In addition to his culinary skills, Love possesses a savvy business mind and serves as host of CNBC’s newest show Restaurant Startup (mid January 2015), where he and co-host Joe Bastianich vie against each other to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe will make them millions. His charm and southern hospitality are always on display, whether it’s at his restaurants, on television, or at culinary events and cultural festivals around the world. Additionally, Love recently announced that he will open a second location of his flagship restaurant Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the heart of downtown Austin. 

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