Jess Pryles is an Australian chef, television show host of Aussie Barbecue Heroes, meat expert, and a live fire cook. She co-founded the Australasian Barbecue Alliance. She is also the author of the book Hardcore Carnivore. She works as a spokesperson for Gerber Knives and Kingsford Charcoal and she promotes her own cookbook and her products: a line of Hardcore Carnivore meat rubs. In 2018 she was named a spokesperson for Lone Star Beer. In addition to slow-cooked barbecue, and smoked meats. Pryles is considered an expert in live-fire cooking. She also teaches workshops on how to cook meat with live fire. She now lives in Austin, Texas.