April 15th – Durham, NC

  • Carolina Pork Experiment

    The Results are in People!!!

    Audience Awards:

    First Place/Grand Prize: You’re Bacon Me Crazy / Beer, Bacon, & Bean Ice Cream

    Second Place: Guisto Gusto / Vesta Porchetta

    Third Place: Redneck Scientific / Menage a’ Pork

    Judges Awards:

    First Place: Howard Manning / Carolina Triple Trio

    Second Place: You’re Bacon Me Crazy / Beer, Bacon, & Bean Ice Cream

    Third Place: Bull City Red BBQ / Bull City Red BBQ


    723 Rigsbee Avenue
    Durham, NC 27701

    Theo Peck and Nick Suarez are excited to present the first ever Carolina Pork Experiment, an amateur cook-off involving the Carolina’s finest, most committed, passionate, and intense home chefs. Dishes will range from the savory to the sweet. You’ll see it all: Pork sauces, Pork sandwiches, pork cupcakes, pork soups, perhaps even whole roasted pork… Remember there is always room for a little experimentation and one last bite. As long as there’s some kind of pork in it, it can represent. You may never look at pigs the same way.

    Anyone can compete! Anyone can attend! And anyone can win! Sharpen your knives, America! This is a call to all amateur chefs looking to be named the next cook-off king or queen of the Carolinas..

    The winners will receive not only a lifetime supply of culinary glory, cash, and other great prizes from our sponsors, but the grand prize winner will be flown to Brooklyn, NY to compete for the National cook-off title, the Super-Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup of cook-offs to be held at Brooklyn Brewery. You, along with our professional judging panel choose the winners! Do you have what it takes to win? All competing chef-testants will receive a $50 Harris Teeter Gift Card to help with the costs. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.

    Are you experimented…?


    Many thanks to our local sponsors: