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

First place — Aaron Miley, 4 Friends, Loranger

Second place — Adam Gauthreau, Deep South Smokin’ Que, Gonzales

Third place — Jason White, BBQ ‘n White, Addis

Fourth place — Doug Wingo, Wing Bones, Hammond

Fifth place — Tom McCollough, Makin’ Smoke, Sulphur

Sixth place — Spike Graham, Can Do BBQ, Prairieville

Seventh place — Jeff Woolf, The Woolf Pack, Port Allen

Eighth place — Barry Smith, Bayou Boogie BBQ, Hammond

Ninth place — Danny Titus, Roadtoad’s Smoke-n-BBQ, Youngsville

Tenth place — Edwin Manotas, Smokin’ Coonasses, Port Vincent

Ribs

First place — John Dunn, Dunn Smoke, Ponchatoula

Second place — Sean Hebert, Big Bear BBQ, Prairieville

Third place — Jason Pettes, Smoking Baptist, Pearl River

Fourth place — Andy Simpson, Holy Mohler’s BBQ, Pineville

Fifth place — Brian Lipps, Smokin’ Lipps, St. Amant

Sixth place — John Tullos, Lil John’s BBQ, West Monroe

Seventh place — Adam Gauthreau, Deep South Smokin’ Que, Gonzales

Eighth place — Mike Church, The Death Chefs, Madisonville

Ninth place — Danny Titus, Roadtoad’s Smoke-n-BBQ, Youngsville

Tenth place — Michael Mercante, Sweet Southern Sauces, Hammond

Brisket

First place — Dustin Barnett, Barrels Smokin’, Denham Springs

Second place — Jim Finnegan, Swamp Hogs, Slidell

Third place — Barry Smith, Bayou Boogie BBQ, Hammond

Fourth place — Andrew Simpson, Holy Mohler’s BBQ, Pineville

Fifth place — Spike Graham, Can Do BBQ, Prairieville

Sixth place — Alfredo Salinas, Hawgs Honey Hole, Gonzales

Seventh place — Sean Hebert, Big Bear BBQ, Prairieville

Eighth place — Jeff Angusso, Funky Meaters, Madisonville

Ninth place — Ed Dimaggio, Ed’s Plumbing, Hammond

Tenth place — Brian Lipps, Smokin’ Lipps, St. Amant

Cook’s Choice

First place — Justin Proctor, Smokin’ Good Times, Hammond

Second place — Darren Clark, Geaux BBQ, Mandeville

Third place — Jackie Wingo, Little Wing Bones, Hammond

Grand Prize

Andrew Simpson, Holy Mohler’s BBQ, Pineville