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2022 Jeff Michner Foundation BBQ Benefit

35 - 37 36th Street, Queens, NY 11106

This second annual Jeff Micnher BBQ Benefit was a major success. We thank everyone for their love and support. Hope to see you next year in 2023!

Jeff Michner was the Executive Chef of Pig Beach BBQ in Gowanus Brooklyn. He tragically, and suddenly passed away in the spring of 2018 at the age of 36, leaving behind his wife Sara, and his 16-month-old daughter Hayes. A foundation was created in Jeff's honor to keep his memory with us. The organization embraces the things he loved best: family, friends, and great food. The Jeff Michner Foundation creates scholarships for culinary students, supporting families managing loss and grief.

The Jeff Michner BBQ Benefit celebrates Jeff with an epic barbecue at our new location in Queens, NY with some of the countries greatest Pitmasters.

This event will be a dine-around, where each participating Pitmaster will prepare a tasting portion of their dish for the guest to sample. Participating breweries & distilleries will be offering a beer or specialty cocktail. Come join in the celebration!

VIP TICKETS $200 Includes Early Access at 11am, Meet & Greet with Pit-masters, Special Cocktail & Appetizer Reception with NYC Chefs, Day Long Access to VIP Lounge.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS $100 from 12pm - 4pm, includes all food and drink specified for the Jeff Michner BBQ Benefit.

TICKETS AVAILABLE on the DAY OF EVENT $125 at the Door



Chris Lilly - Big Bob Gibson  

Craig Verhage and Leslie Roark - Ubons BBQ

Kelly Dallas - Hogapalooza 

John Wheeler - Memphis BBQ Co. 

Amy Mills - 17th Street BBQ

Carey Bringle - Peg Leg Porker 

Ed Randolph - Handsome Devil BBQ 

Billy Durney - Hometown BBQ

Matt Abdoo & Shane McBride - Pig Beach BBQ

Danny Beck - Pearl’s BBQ

Sam Jones - Sam Jones BBQ

Phil Wingo - Pork Mafia  

Pat Martin - Martin’s BBQ

Tuffy Stone - Cool Smoke BBQ

Joey Machado - Texas Original Brands

Harrison Sapp - Southern Soul BBQ

Sean Keever & Angelo Competiello - Big Guns BBQ

Brad Orrison - The Shed

Grant Pinkerton - Pinkerton’s BBQ

Damon Wise & Lauren Hirschberg - Pineapple Express

Tank Jackson - Holy City Hogs

Emily Hersh & Daniel Jacobellis- Pure Grit (vegan) & Top Gun BBQ

Mike Puma - Gotham Burger Social Club

Matty Boudreau & Stephen Fugate - Pig Beach Queens

Skip Steele - Que 49 Smokehouse 


Brett Lunsford - Blue Smoke        

George Morasci & Andrew Nguyen - Five Monkeys BBQ

Mario Chape - Big Papa Smokem 

Stephan Bogardus - The Halyard Greenport         

Jessica Taccone - The Complete Burger         

Bill Valentine & Joe Realmuto - TownLine BBQ 

Louise, Carrie & Chenault VanWinkle  - Pappy & Company


Ole Hickory Pits

Cutting Edge Firewood

St. James Tea

Tito's Vodka

Red Bull 

S.Pellegrino® Essenza Flavored Mineral Water

Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water

Prairie Fresh

I. Halper Paper

Pappy & Company




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