2022 Jeff Michner Foundation BBQ BenefitApril 30 2022 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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
CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE!
PARTICIPATING PITMASTERS & CHEFS (in no specific order)
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
CHEFS SERVING IN THE VIP
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
S.Pellegrino® Essenza Flavored Mineral Water
Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
I. Halper Paper
Pappy & Company