Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a six-hour barbecue grilling and smoking class for one (a $130 value)
- $109 for a six-hour barbecue grilling and smoking class for two (a $260 value)
During the workshop, 10–20 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, racks of ribs, barbecued cabbage, and grilled pizza. Classes are held on most Saturdays and select Sundays from March–October, with each session beginning at 10 a.m.
Bay Area 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, Bay Area 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 four 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 on site or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.