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Grillmaster Barbecue Class

Wanting to grill something more interesting than bangers and drumsticks? Or do them, but better, with total mastery of fire? This is the class for you - it’ll take you from relative novice to confident barbecuer with a range of techniques at your disposal. This class is all about direct grilling - for indirect cooking see our Low and Slow Class.

In this hands-on barbecue class we introduce the a broad range of the key concepts for grilling success:

  • Choice of barbecue and adapting your cooking to different equipment
  • The best fuel and failsafe lighting techniques
  • Temperature control and adapting to the British climate
  • The key cooking grilling technique: 2-zone cooking
  • Use of rubs, marinades, cooking sauces and spritzes
  • Use of plancha
  • Barbecue safety - food hygiene and fires

During the class we cook a range of dishes:

  • Grilled fish (catch of the day - the best fish available from our fishmonger on the day of your class)
  • Spatchcocked quail with pomegranate molasses cooking sauce
  • Turkish-style adana kebab (lamb)
  • Grilled skirt or hanger steak
  • Grilled seasonal veg
  • Barbecued fruit

We prepare the ingredients as a group and participants work in pairs to to look after each barbecue, 2 people to a barbecue. The barbecues we use for this class are a mixture of Kamado Joe's Classic Joe (similar to the Big Green Egg), ProQ vertical smokers and Weber kettle barbecues. If you wish to learn using one of these models in particular please contact us before booking the class as the numbers of certain barbecues may be limited on the day of the class.

What we provide:

  • Tea, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • All the ingredients and fuel for the class (we do not want you to go hungry!)
  • A barbecue per 2 participants (if you come on your own we will pair you up with someone else)
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (normally electronic format, printed copies available on request)
  • Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase

Upcoming class Dates

Saturday 21st September, 10.00am - 3.00pm. £125

Sunday 22nd September, 10.00am - 3.00pm. £125

We have now published all our 2019 Summer Season dates. The only dates in 2019 that are still to come are our Christmas Classes, to be held in November. Join our mailing list to hear about these, and our 2020 classes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Important information

  • Classes can be cancelled/rearranged up to 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that cancellation/rebooking fees are payable, unless we can fill your space.
  • Advanced written warning of any food allergies or dietary requirements is needed.
  • Participants are required to wear flat, closed sole footwear for the class.
  • Classes are only for participants aged 16 or older. Participants aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult participant for the duration of the class.
Other terms and conditions apply, full details are here.