Cooking techniques are as varied as the shapes and sizes of the animal kingdom, but only flame grilling makes all those animals taste equally delicious. Fire up an appetite for learning with today's Groupon for lessons in charbroiled technique at To Grill or Not To Grill in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-hour grilling class for one (a $100 value).
- For $89, you get a three-hour grilling class for two (a $200 value).
The next series of classes begins September 27.
To Grill or Not To Grill's Chef Craiger distills the knowhow 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 pre-grill 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 to fill inspired appetites. In addition to traditional protein-centric courses such as the Meat Primer, previous incarnations of the class unlocked the art of grilled pizzas, including the toscano, with prosciutto and arugula, or the provencal, with brie, tomato, and thyme. Craiger also delights palates with grilled desserts, wowing stomachs, eyes, and jaded busboys with the theatrical bananas foster maestro.