KCBS Cooking Competition
return to Madison
The Ky.-based team won the national event last fall
(Aug. 9, 2008) Madison Ribberfests defending
champion pro barbecue cooking team Moonswiners is serious competitors
against professional grillers worldwide, after having won here last
year and taking the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue
title last fall in Lynchburg, Tenn. The Moonswiners, from Taylorsville,
Ky., consists of Chad and Christine Hayden. Sometimes Chads brother,
Josh Hayden, joins them.
The teams victory in the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sponsored
competition in Madison last year earned it entry into the Jack Daniels
event, in which 60 teams qualify. The entrants were from 15 different
In addition to money, the Grand Champion will earn a three-way
chance in the drawing for the annual Jack Daniels World Championship
Invitational event. Winners from the other two KCBS competitions in
Fairfield and Beanblossom are also in the drawing to represent Indiana.
The Grand Champions from all three Indiana cooking competitions are
automatically in the KCBS annual American Royal competition in
October in Kansas City.
One week before the event, Pig Pak will do a complete
run through of what they will be doing at Ribberfest, complete with
a barbeque party.