It takes more than good cooking to be considered a chef—it also takes business cards shaped like lil' shrimps. Learn the trade with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for a six-hour barbecue grilling and smoking class for one ($180 value)
- $169 for a six-hour barbecue grilling and smoking class for two ($360 value)
During the workshop, 10–22 participants learn to use Traegers, a Big Easy, and a Big Green Egg to smoke sundries ranging from brisket and pork tenderloin to sweet potatoes and stuffed peppers. At the end of the day, graduates can feast upon their handcrafted sustenance, which may also include buffalo wings and grilled pizza. Classes are held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School
Smoke and fierce heat rise from a battalion of Weber gas grills and Big Green Egg smokers as barbecue docents line up in front of them, ready to wrangle rafts of raw meat into expertly grilled, smoked, and sauced feasts. In classes that range from three to seven hours, Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School's instructors impart their knowledge of sauces and marinades. They also teach students how to brine, smoke, and grill ingredients such as ribs, turkeys, chickens, peppers, pork, and veggies, all of which are provided. The three dudes in charge have been leading classes since 1998. Head honcho Stu McMullen draws upon myriad cooking classes and international travels to develop exciting recipes, while "sauce king" Eric Viken introduces sauces that can enchant palates and save accidentally overcooked meats. The barbecue experts hold classes onsite or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.