Kevin Jeffery Brauch, "celebrity bartender," is host of the show The Thirsty Traveler on the Fine Living Network, MegaWorld on Discovery Channel Canada, and Superstar Chef Challenge on Food Network Canada. He also serves the floor reporter for Iron Chef America. He will host the upcoming Food Network Canada program CheF*Off. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Brauch worked as a bartender for seven years early in his career while working his way through the radio and television program at Ryerson University.
Brauch worked for CFNY radio in Toronto from 1988 to 1990. He began his television career on TVOKids in 1994. He received the Canadian Gemini award in 1998 for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series", in 1999 for "Best Host in a Lifestyle or Performing Arts Program or Series" and also in 2005 for "Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Performing Arts Program or Series". Brauch appeared as a guest on NBC's Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, taped on the afternoon of Friday, March 17, 2006.