BBQ Connection LLC

Championship BBQ Catering at it's BEST!

Charlottesville, VA.

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We are a Championship BBQ Catering Company (period!). BBQ Connection LLC  the BestChampionship onsite BBQ Catering Company in the area. Our Pit Master has spent the last 10 Ten years competing for throughout the country and perfecting his art.  The Pigs on the Run BBQCompetition team have won over a 100 top ten trophies in the country and recently finished in the Top 50 in the country in BBQ! We live and breathe BBQ!

Our pit masters do not just cook the area's best BBQ; they create a BBQ experience! From the smells in the air to the many trophies won.  The BBQ ConnectionCatering Company brings more to the table than just great food.  We cook fresh on site Traditional Barbecue, not that "stuff" that has been reheated or prepared off site days before your event.

Over 100 years of traditional artisan outdoor cooking, passed down from generation to generation in the backwoods of Va.

We also cater in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro VA. and all over the country! A travel fee will be assessed outside Charlottesville area.

 A proven winner: 4 x Grand Championships, 5 x state championships, Invited to the American Royal and the Jack Daniels twice. Over 100 top ten awards

We'll respond with a free, no-obligation job estimate and ideas that come from years (and thousands of miles) of experience!
 If you desire a truly memorable meal to which nothing else will compare, please give   Teresa call at 434 842 2000.

Charlotteville's BEST Championship BBQ!

King Pig BBQ Championship

Team {l to r} John "Guts" Goodman, John Atkins "pitmaster" Thomas Ratcliff, David Hanson, Nathan Goodman, Granville Westernland, Eric Blum.
King Pig BBQ Championship
Monday, September 17, 2007

BRIDGETON -- Some of the best barbecue teams from as far as Virginia and as near as center city engaged in gastronomic battle Saturday for the title of grand champion, at the inaugural Bridgeton King Pig BBQ, at Sunset Lake.

All had their eyes on the big prize -- an opportunity to compete at the American Royal Invitational cook-off in Kansas City, Missouri.

A round of applause greeted reserve champions Philly Pigs BBQ Team, as they made their way to the stage.

Hoots and cheers, likewise, followed the grand champions -- Pigs on the Run, hailing from Palmyra, Va.

"New Jersey is a beautiful state. I don't care what anyone says," said John Atkins, as he celebrated the team's fourth grand championship. "We started in backyards, just like everyone else, and what we do is hard work."

Atkins and his team will be heading to Kansas City's American Royal Invitational in October.

Atkins says Bridgeton can definitely expect his team to come around next year.

"It's the Olympics of barbecue," explained Melissa Hemple, director of recreation for the City of Bridgeton and one of the organizers for the two-day event. "I really don't know how else to describe it."

The judging began at noon, when the 20 teams hurried to present their entries for the chicken category within the allotted 10 minute time window. The other three categories -- pork, pork ribs and brisket -- came later, spaced 30 minutes apart.

"These competitions switch back and forth between party and serious competition," said John Kozac, grillmaster for Baba and the Pig Man, from Heislerville. "You first pull up and it's like a party, and everyone's friendly -- then midnight rolls around and everyone buckles down to cooking. When everyone's settled with their food, it's a party until the judging at noon, where everyone's like, Don't talk to me.' Then it flips back to a party until everyone goes home."

More than 30 Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned judges were on hand to pick the winners.

Cash prizes and trophies were awarded to the top five in each of the four categories, with first place earning its distinguished chefs $500.

The reserve champion received $750 and a 2-foot-tall wooden pig, carved by local chain saw artist Brian "The Ackmonster" Ackley.

The grand champion received $1,500 and a taller, 80-pound chain saw-carved pig.

The competitors cooked through the night, held together by an atmosphere that alternated between family gathering and the SATs.

"This is what I do. It's my hobby," said Steve Polson, a member of barbecue team The Senator, from Wilmington, Del. "It's a combination of a two-day tailgate party and a competition."

Nearly 600 people came out to see the event and the final judging, as well as some live entertainment in the form of area bar-scene favorite Last Call.

Also on hand were Wayne Cossaboon and H. Blair Earling, of Millville, winners of the city's "We've Got Talent" competition in June.

"I was excited for the barbecue, but I had no idea the bands were playing, which made me ever more excited," said Valerie Ridgway-Carter, of Hopewell Township. "We definitely need more exposure for the city, and this event is great for community awareness."

The general opinion of most people enjoying the food, music and scenery at Sunset Lake was that the competition was a great idea and should become an annual event.

However, there was some constructive criticism.

"I try to support local events, and this one is fantastic," said Denny Dunnagan, of Upper Deerfield. "But, they could've had a lot more people here with better, and more visible, advertising."

Other suggestions included more organized parking and having more than just one actual barbecue vendor.

Competitors are not allowed to sell or give samples of their offerings unless they purchase a vendor permit.

Jack's Down Home BBQ, from Philadelphia, was the only team to get the go-ahead to make their award winning meats public.

The winners of the inaugural Bridgeton King Pig BBQ:


Fifth Place: Penns Porkmeisters BBQ, Middletown, Del.

Fourth Place: Smokey Bottom Boys, Bel Air, Md.

Third Place: Jack's Down Home BBQ, Philadelphia

-Second Place: The Senator, Wilmington, Del.

First Place: Pigs on the Run, Palmyra, Va.

Pork Ribs

Fifth Place: Pigs on the Run, Palmyra, Va.

Fourth Place: Hoff Daddy's, Media, Pa.

Third Place: Jack's Down Home BBQ, Philadelphia.

Second Place: Dizzy Pig, Fairfax, Va.

First Place: Philly Pigs BBQ Team, Lumberton.


Fifth Place: Pigheaded BBQ, Middletown, Del.

Fourth Place: Dizzy Pig, Fairfax, Va.

Third Place: Philly Pigs BBQ Team, Lumberton, N.J.

Second Place: Real Deal BBQ, Wilmington, Del.

First Place: Pigs on the Run, Palmyra, Va.

Beef Brisket

Fifth Place: Jack's Down Home BBQ, Philadelphia.

Fourth Place: Real Deal BBQ, Wilmington, Del.

Third Place: Philly Pigs BBQ Team, Lumberton, N.J.

Second Place: Dizzy Pig, Fairfax, Va.

First Place: Pigs on the Run, Palmyra, Va.
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