Smithfield Partners With Champion Pitmaster Ernest Servantes To Get Latinos Grilling From...

Smithfield Partners With Champion Pitmaster Ernest Servantes To Get Latinos Grilling From Coast To Coast

Heat up your summer grilling with the flavor, quality, and convenience of Smithfield Fresh Pork


SMITHFIELD, Virginia, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Smithfield announced its collaboration with champion pitmaster Ernest Servantes to reach Latinos across the country. Pitmaster Servantes created mouthwatering grilling recipes featuring Smithfield Fresh Pork – a line of hand-selected and hand-trimmed fresh pork that offers quality, flavor, and freshness to summer grilling experiences.

Smithfield has partnered up with champion pitmaster Ernest Servantes to get Latinos grilling from coast to coast. Servantes will encourage those looking to have delicious and unforgettable summer grilling cookouts with three of his top notch recipes.

We all know that grilling is so much more than just cooking. It’s a lifestyle that passes on from generation to generation and that is filled with secrets. Every grill master has their own secrets for making get-togethers with family and friends an unforgettable moment. This summer, become a “Grill Hero” with this secret: the quality and delicious flavor of Smithfield Fresh Pork.  

“Grilling or barbecuing with the best quality ingredients is one of those things that can bring the whole neighborhood together. That’s why I use Smithfield Fresh Pork when grilling for my family and friends. My goal for summer grill-outs is for everyone to have a great time and be satisfied,” said Servantes, champion pitmaster. “For many years, it has been a great honor and privilege to serve the highest-quality of Smithfield Fresh Pork to my loved ones.” 

Pitmaster Servantes and his Burnt Bean Co. barbecue team are long-time users of Smithfield products and 40-time Grand Champions on the circuit. Pitmaster Servantes also won Food Network’s “Chopped: Grill Masters.”   

Throughout the summer, Pitmaster Servantes has prepared several easy-to-grill recipes that are sure to turn up the flavor to all the grill-worthy summer days.


  • Cactus Jack Texas Spareribs – A spin-off to your typical ribs, this version includes a Cactus Jack Rub, Rattlesnake BBQ Sauce, and Oak or Pecan wood for smoking. Your grill (and your taste buds) will thank you.
  • Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops with Korean BBQ Sauce – These pork chops feature Smithfield Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops. The Korean BBQ Sauce consists of garlic, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and original BBQ Sauce.
  • Jammin’ Jerk Pork Burger – Introduce your grill to the new and improved pork burger, this includes cabbage slaw, Jerk BBQ Sauce, and homemade mango salsa.

Now that you have multiple options to have the most epic grilling season this summer, become the “Grill Hero” and gather all your friends and family for the most unforgettable summer.

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About Smithfield
A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, establishing the town as the “Ham Capital of the World.” From hand-trimmed bacon and slow-smoked holiday hams to marinated tenderloins, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the United States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield’s products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit,, and Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, Farmland, Armour, John Morrell, Cook’s, Kretschmar, Gwaltney, Curly’s, Margherita, Carando, Healthy Ones, Krakus, Morliny and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety, and quality programs. For more information, visit

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Smithfield Partners With Champion Pitmaster Ernest Servantes To Get Latinos Grilling From Coast To Coast