Barbecue is a distinctly American art form, much like jazz music and feigning an understanding of jazz music. Discuss the smoky notes with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $125 for barbecue class for one on November 17 (a $250 value)
- $239 for a barbecue class for two on November 17 (a $500 value)
- $125 for a barbecue class for one on January 26 (a $250 value)
- $239 for a barbecue class for two on January 26 (a $500 value)
Experienced and competitive chefs teach these nine-hour classes, which are limited to 30 students and focus on live-fire cooking. The chefs will divulge basic and advanced techniques, and students will dine on a deep-fried turkey lunch and an afternoon tasting of ribs and tri-tip. After food costs, all class proceeds are donated to local children's charities.
California BBQ Institute
Tearing into a perfectly charred, sauce-covered rack of ribs satisfies the stomach, and the knowledge that you made them yourself feeds the soul. Students can do just that in classes held by the nonprofit organization California BBQ Association, which shares all of its proceeds with children’s charities throughout the state. The course catalogue includes beginner and advanced classes led by pit masters such as Ric Gilbert, an inductee to the association’s hall of fame, and Harry Soo, a contestant from the first season of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters. Fees cover the equipment and food needed to prepare dishes, freeing students from having to stop at a barbecue-sauce river and fill up some water bottles on their way to class.