Our Story

Welcome to Crescent City Pitmasters, a beacon of hope and flavors in the heart of our vibrant community. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing connections, nurturing talents, and giving back to the Greater New Orleans community through the art of barbecue.

Born from a shared passion for barbecue and a strong sense of community spirit, Crescent City Pitmasters was established by a group of friends who believed in the power of food to bring people together. What started as small gatherings quickly evolved into a larger mission: to use our skills for the greater good.

Our Mission

At Crescent City Pitmasters, our mission is threefold:

  1. Community Engagement: To unite our community through events, workshops, and competitions that celebrate the rich traditions and innovations in barbecue.
  2. Education and Training: To provide aspiring pitmasters and enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to excel in the culinary arts, focusing on barbecue.
  3. Support and Philanthropy: To leverage our expertise and networks to support local causes, offering resources, fundraising, and volunteer services to those in need.

What We Do

  • Events and Competitions: From local barbecue competitions to large-scale festivals, we host a variety of events that showcase the talent within our community and raise funds for charitable causes.
  • Workshops and Classes: Our expert pitmasters lead engaging workshops for all levels, sharing their secrets on techniques, flavors, and traditions of barbecue.
  • Community Service: We regularly partner with local shelters, schools, and charities to provide meals and educational programs, making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.


Together, let’s spread the warmth of barbecue—one meal, one event, one community at a time.



Crescent City Pitmasters is a registered nonprofit organization (501(c)3 pending) dedicated to celebrating the art of barbecue and enriching our community through culinary education, cultural events, and charitable support.

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