The Natchitoches City Council recognized Daryl “Sweetie” Walker at its Monday night meeting, Aug. 23, for his accomplishments and achievements and his representation of the City of Natchitoches through his cooking and delicious food. He recently placed 1st as part of the Central City BBQ Team. Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. and Council member at large Betty Sawyer Smith each presented him with a plaque.
“I want to thank the citizens of Natchitoches for supporting and sponsoring me and tasting my food,” said Walker.
Teams traveled from all over the United States and several different countries entered just to be a contender in the world renowned, “Memphis in May” Barbecue Cooking Contest. If you win at this level, you have lifelong bragging rights as a World Champion and confirmation from a panel of experts that your BBQ is indeed legit.
The intimidatingly large-scale event did not deter Sweetie’s Barbecue from joining a team that consisted of James Cruse from Central City BBQ out of New Orleans and Bluff City Smokers.
Walker’s team was named as first place in the Rib Division, World Champions.