Chris Bassett | Biography

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  • Full Name Chris Bassett
  • Occupation Entrepreneur, Personal/Private Chef
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Virginia, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 02, 1978
  • Age 46 Years, 1 Months
Personal/Private Chef, Owner of the Catering Business CbasswithDill

Chris Bassett | Biography

Chris Bassett's wife Candiace Dillard released her debut studio album 'Deep Space' in September 2021

Bassett is a part-owner of Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ. Located at Arlington, it is a Virginia-based barbecue restaurant that serves barbecue by the four-time World BBQ Champion and Celebrity Chef Myron Mixon. He sold the restaurant in August 2020 because of a threat put forth on the food service industry due to the COVID-19 restriction.

Chris Bassett is a personal/private chef and former restaurant owner. He is also a television personality best recognized as the husband of The Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard. 

Who is Chris Bassett?

Chris Bassett worked as a restaurant manager in Washington D.C. before becoming a part-owner of Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ. Located at Arlington, it is a Virginia-based barbecue restaurant that serves barbecue by the four-time World BBQ Champion and Celebrity Chef Myron Mixon. 

In 2018, Bassett joined the cast of the Bravo reality television show The Real Housewives of Potomac in its third season with his wife, Candiace Dillard. During The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 reunion, Bassett revealed that he sold his BBQ restaurant. 

In the subsequent interview with Bravo, he disclosed the reason. He said that he sold his restaurant in August 2020 because of a threat put forth on the foodservice industry due to the COVID-19 restriction. 

Bassett then launched a catering business called CbasswithDill. He has also created, directed, and implemented food and beverage programs throughout the D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area. Bassett also runs virtual cooking classes in partnership with HUNGRY. Additionally, he manages his wife Dillard's music career.

How old is Chris Bassett?

Chris Bassett was born on 2 March 1978 in Virginia. He is 34 years old as of 2021.


Bassett met his future wife, Candiace Dillard, while working at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. They were friends for some years before beginning a romantic relationship. Bassett proposed to Dillard in a surprise engagement in May 2017. They finally married on 11 August 2018 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. 

Before marrying Dillard, Bassett had fathered three children from his two previous relationships. Dillard had revealed to her mother Dorothy that Bassett was a father of two children from his former relationships. However, she had not disclosed about the third child, as Bassett himself didn't see his eldest son, Mateo, for a decade due to issues with his son's mother. The couple later worked out on getting reunited with his son.

In July 2021, two of Bassett's children, Mateo and Naia, made to The Real Housewives of Potomac on the Season 6 premiere episode titled 'The Nude Interlude.' Bassett told Distractify that he was initially reluctant to have his children on the show. However, he later gave a green signal to make his children comfortable in front of the cameras. 

According to Bassett, Naia became nervous and was blank when the camera first showed up, though she was initially excited about the cameras. But, Mateo got accustomed in front of the camera besides being nervous in the beginning.


Candiace Dillard is an actress, singer, entrepreneur, and former Miss United States. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Dillard grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, with her Air Force physician parents and two siblings. 

After graduating from Howard University, she served in the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. She also served as a staffer for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign before becoming the 2013 Miss United States. 

In 2014, Dillard made her first appearance in the television series Pivot Point. Four years later, she made her film debut in the 2018 award-winning independent film Water in a Broken Glass. In 2018, she also appeared in the short film On the Edge before joining The Real Housewives of Potomac cast in August 2018.

She also guest-starred in the television series Curvy Girls Rock in 2018, Family Reunion in 2021, and Bet Her Presents: The Waiting Room in 2021. She also appeared in the 2020 television movie The Christmas Lottery and the 2021 short film Candiace: Drive Back. She is set to appear in a couple of upcoming projects.

In addition, Dillard released her debut studio album Deep Space in September 2021.

She is the founder of several businesses and organizations, such as Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting, Prima Hair Collection, Chateau Salon Suites, and My Sister's Keeper.

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