Moyers Competition BBQ team claimed the title of Grand Champion at the city’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition held Friday and Saturday in Kennesaw.
The team won cash and a Primo Oval XL 400 Ceramic Grill with a cart and stainless steel side tables, as well as bragging rights as the State Champions in the Georgia State Championship KCBS Cookoff.
They also took home additional cash and prizes in other judging categories, including 1st place in the rib category and 4th place in both pork and beef brisket.
Que’n Stew’n and Brew’n was the Reserve Champion. The Grand Champion in the Backyard or amateur division was Swine Dining; in addition to a cash prize, they received a Landmann Smoky Mountain Series 34-inch two-drawer gas vertical smoker. The Best in the Anything Butt contest was Major Q BBQ and for the second year running, Porkstars won the Peach Dessert competition.
The category winners for each of the four professional categories were:
- Que’n Stew’n and Brew’n for chicken;
- Moyers Competition BBQ for ribs;
- Que’n Stew’n and Brew’n for pork; and
- Dads BBQ Dream Team for beef brisket.
Over 50 cooking teams competed. The top five winners in each pro category and the top three in the Backyard division each received a one-of-a-kind artisan handcrafted trophy plus cash awards.
Certified KCBS judges rated the award winning entries. Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews announced the contest winners in an awards presentation on Saturday afternoon. The contest results can be found at www.pigsandpeaches.com.