Ponchatoula pit contest awards barbecue chefs

Several chefs, both local and from out of state, won prizes during the Ponchatoula’s fifth annual Party in the Pits.

Forty-nine teams competed in the event for more than $6,000 in cash prizes, organizers said.

Party in the Pits Winners 2012 were:

Chicken

Ribs

Brisket

Cook’s Choice

Grand Prize