Barbecue chefs identify themselves by the signature flavors of their sauces, which they brush onto slabs of meat and hand to police officers during routine traffic stops. Sample handcrafted piquancy with today’s Groupon to To Grill or Not To Grill in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-hour grilling class for one (up to a $100 value).<p>
- For $89, you get a three-hour grilling class for two (up to a $200 value).<p>
The next series of classes begins January 5.
To Grill or Not To Grill’s Chef Craiger distills the know-how gleaned during his 40 years in the restaurant industry into three-hour classes designed to help students master their own charbroiled destinies. Hosted in his own backyard and employing a lively, comedic teaching style, Craiger’s classes teach 20 students kitchen topics ranging from pregrill preparation and proper equipment usage to how to defeat a hibachi chef in battle. Students gather around the prep area for firsthand ganders at entrees, sides, and appetizers, with samples distributed hot off the actual grill throughout and a three-course meal that satisfies appetites for inspiration. In addition to traditional protein-centric courses such as the Meat Primer, previous incarnations of the class have unlocked the art of grilled pizzas, including the toscano, with prosciutto and arugula, or the provencal, with brie, tomato, and thyme. Craiger grills desserts, wowing stomachs, eyes, and jaded busboys with the theatrical bananas foster maestro.
To Grill or Not To Grill’s rates fluctuated based on the class date.