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