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Team

Jon and Chris

Jon and Chris are the masterminds behind this unique bbq catering experience. They have combined their individual passions for cooking with their nautral talents to entertain. Chris adds a more homestyle Italian cooking technique, taking simple and fresh ingredients and combining them to create delicious dishes. Jon is the mad scientist in the kitchen, experimenting with new and different combinations of meats and herbs to keep the menu crisp and everchanging. You're gonna love the magical dishes and cooking styles that roll into your party.

Co-Founders

Unique Characteristics:

  • College roommates at the University of Vermont
  • The "Big Pig" idea started as an excuse to cook at friends graduation parties
  • They are firm believers in an active lifestyle...filled with BBQ of course
Chris LaBella aka "The Big Pig"

Chris started his culinary career working at Dom’s Sausage (the best meat shop in the world). After absorbing a ton of knowledge and gaining some great experience he headed off to the University of Vermont to get a degree. During his college career he built a giant meat smoker in his welding class. After college he started booking jobs locally around Boston, bought some more equipment, hired his friends and family to help, and the rest is history.  Chris continues to travel the world looking for more great BBQ recipes to add to the menu. He is truly dedicated to his customers and makes it a point to try and meet every one of them in person. So give him a call and he will gladly tell you some great BBQ stories…

Chief Executive Pitmaster

Unique Characteristics:

  • Aquarius
  • Has poor fashion taste
  • Avid kiteboarder
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
Jonathan Hambrecht aka "Burger"

They don’t call him “Burger” for no reason, he is known for cooking up some of the best Burgers you’ll ever have. A co-founder from the beginning, Jon has been with the company from day one. He is the “go to” guy when there is a problem or things just need to get done. Aside from working Big Pig you will see Jonathan in the backwoods of Vermont or Colorado still searching for the best snowboarding trail in the world…

Chief Operations Guru

Unique Characteristics

  • Mountain Biker by trade
  • Favorite TV show: Portlandia
  • Was never good at Math
  • The glue that holds Big Pig together
Anthony LaBella aka "Big Bro"

Also with the company since day one, Anthony is the creative genius behind all of the marketing and design. He and Chris design all of the websites, logos, ads, marketing campaigns, menus, clothing, and accessories associated with Big Pig. He is the one behind closed doors making sure everything runs smoothly. The tight brotherly bond that Anthony and Chris share along with their creative minds make the possibilities endless for Big Pig.

Director of Marketing

Unique Characteristics

  • Computer whiz
  • Enjoys astronomy 
  • Favorite dessert is creme brulee

 

Michael Nigro aka "The Runt"

Michael is the runt of the Big Pig crew, he may be the youngest of the grillmaster's but he's clocked more hours behind a grill than everyone else. He is the future of Big Pig, bringing new youth and energy to any BBQ he is at. Michael is the one giving out orders to the older guys, making sure everything is perfect at your event. 

Pig Master and Office Secretary

Unique Characteristics

  • A stud on the ice with a hockey stick
  • Favorite BBQ: Baby Back Ribs
  • Enjoys paintball and rap
  • Not a good poker player
Ryan Clay aka "Biggs"

Don't let his bulging muscles fool you, Clay is soft and sensitive on the inside. He cares about one thing, making sure you are completely satisfied and that everything is taken care of down to the smallest detail.  So sit back and relax, you’re in for a stress free and amazing BBQ with Clay calling the shots. 

 

Operations Manager

Unique Characteristics
 

  • Can bench 315lbs
  • Excellent steak tip griller
  • Currently attends Arizona State University 
  • Favorite TV show: Real Housewives of Miami
Dan Connelly aka "Oh Danny Boyy"

Dan is the master organizer of the crew and his attention to detail is unmatched. He is the one making sure every little thing is taken care of at your event. He brings a fresh and fun attitude to any BBQ that he attends. Dan is always running around waiting on the customer hand and foot so buckle up, you’re in for a treat when Dan comes by.

King Grill Master

Unique Characteristics:

  • Favorite Music: Electronic
  • Hates cats
  • Attends The University of Rhode Island

 

Andy Poor aka "The Poor Man"

What can we say about Andy, he is an extremely tall lovable part of our staff. His height advantage allows him to get a nice birds eye view of your party to make sure everything is running smoothly. Andy is also spearheading Big Pig's alternative marketing/exposure techniques. He is the one at the festivals, concerts, ski resorts, bars, and Patriots games handing out Big Pig flyers, merchandise, and just talking about some great BBQ. 

Research and Development

Unique Characteristics:

  • 12 feet tall
  • Die hard Bruins fan
  • Loves Buffalo Mac & Cheese
  • Is a real stickler.
David Kozhuk aka "Lyrical"

Finance by trade but David has a passion for laying down some crisp lyrics. He loves music and is an entrepreneur when he's not slaving away behind the Big Pig cubicle. David brings a fresh vibe to Big Pig, always improving operations and creating new avenues for success. 

Chief Financial Officer

Unique Characteristics:

  • Professional skiier
  • Favorite TV shows: Chopped and American Greed
  • Jet Setter
  • www.uConnect.com  (Helping students prepare for the recruiting process since 1986)
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