Local teens second in BBQ competition

Published 12:30 pm Friday, October 19, 2012

Allison Herrann and Madison Arrowood accept an award at this year’s Blue Ridge Barbecue festival. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Last year’s grand champions, Hogs & Kisses had another good turnout this year as they placed second in the fourth annual “Future Legends of BBQ” competition on Oct. 13 at Camp Mondamin in Flat Rock.

Allison Herrmann, 15-year old stepdaughter or former Tryon Town Manager Justin Hembree and Madison Arrowood, 14-year old daughter of Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood, placed second overall as they were topped by a team of four kids from Watkinsville, Ga. with the team “Colham Ferry Q School.”

During last year’s Future Legends of BBQ competition, Herrmann and Arrowood won first in ribs, first in sauce and third in the competitor choice category to take the top honors.

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The “Future Legends” contest provides teams of young cooks ages 7 to 17 the opportunity to showcase their barbecue talents, while promoting the American style of barbecuing as a sport and art form. The event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts.

The Henderson County Young Leaders Program sponsored the competition.