2023 Pitmasters & Chefs & Restraunts

View some of the amazing talent that will be at Pig Island 2023 providing one-of-a-kind dishes and memories. Tickets are still available as Pig Island celebrates it’s 14th year! Bring friends and family to this beautiful outdoor event and see why this is one of NYC’s premier BBQ events of the season.

2023 Pig Island Participants

Jose Perez, Bears Smokehouse, Connecticut (Winner of Rib King NYC 2023)

Bret Lunsford, Blue Smoke, New York, NY

Robert Austin Cho, Kimchi Smoke, Ridgewood, NJ

Anthony Scerri, Smoke Sweats, Brooklyn, NY (Rib King NYC 2023 Runner Up)

Tank Jackson, Holy City Hogs, Charleston SC

Pork Mafia Street Crew featuring Phil Wingo, Mario DiBiase, and Jonathan Kushnir

Cenobio Canalizo, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Brooklyn, NY

Fabio Benedetti, aka Chef Benedetti, Paellas Pepe, Brazil

Jase Franklyn, Jase’s BBQ, Queens, NY

Joe Musngi, SmoKING of Meats, New Jersey

Tony Olive, Backdraft BBQ and Operation BBQ Relief, Connecticut

Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut, Brooklyn, NY

Smoked Spice BBQ, New York

Craft House BBQ, Staten Island, NY

Chef Jesse Jones, Retiring from competitions, New Jersey

Empire BBQ, Staten Island, NY

Rodrigo Duarte, New Jersey’s King of Ham

Samuel Alleyne, Fire + Smoke BBQ and Big Bob Gibson competition team

Alexandra Donnadio, Chef and Influencer, CookingwithZandge_s

Chef Oak, Kam Rai Thai, Queens, NY

Kyle Smith, Smith Poultry, New Jersey

Mike Lapi, SUNY Cobleskill, New York

Chef Nick, Rhythm and Ribz Smokehouse, New Jersey

Aris Tuazon, Gugu Room, New York

Jimmy’s No. 43 All-Star Team with vegetable grilling station and Cabot grilled cheese