The Story of Piper's Pit...

As long as I can remember I have always loved to cook. Growing up I was always the child helping or cooking dinner at home. After graduating from Seneca Valley High School and Butler VO-Tech, I attended Johnson and Wales University College of Culinary Arts.

Upon Graduation I began my career in Pittsburgh area hotels and restaurants. This love of cooking, and eating, has brought me to where I am today, the Owner and Chef of Piper’s Pit BBQ and Pig Roasts. In 1998, my friend and I began doing pig roasts. It was just the following year that my dad built me a roaster of my own.

That first summer I catered four pig roasts. Since then I have added 2 more smokers and have catered as many as four events in one day. With much hard work and dedication, my business has expanded into a full scale catering operation, specializing in onsite BBQ’s as well as the many traditional catered items.

My culinary vision is not pretentious, just real flavorful food cooked from my heart for real people who enjoy good food and a good time. At one of our events you won’t find servers wearing white gloves, but instead friendly people serving great food at your designated location.

I enjoy creating custom menus to suit your palate and occasion. Whether it be Racks of Ribs with my award winning sauce, Beer Butt Chicken, so moist and flavorful, fire grilled pizza stations with your favorite toppings, or a wedding featuring pasta dishes to order and carved beef tenderloin; I am the one to call. You will savor the flavor as all dishes are prepared with my personal attention and passion to please.

Through the years people have asked me about opening a restaurant. I have always toyed with the idea, but it never felt right. This May I will be Opening Piper’s Pit BBQ Shack on Brodhead, serving pit smoked BBQ for Lunch and Dinner. We will be located in the parking lot of Brobeck Systems 3417 Brodhead Rd Center Twp, Aliquippa. Hope to serve you there!

Always remember, ‘If your hostin, let Ben do the roastin’.

Ben Piper, CEO, Piper's Pit BBQ

Ben Piper

Owner and Chef, Piper’s Pit