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Of all regional barbecue cuisines, Cantonese is one of the most beguiling. Visualise windows filled with hanging roast ducks; plates of crisp roast pork belly; and just sliced, tender char siu, the meat’s juices dripping into steaming rice. Then imagine the smells…

This class, taught by competition-winning Anglo-Cantonese barbecue chef Lap-fai Lee, brings Hong Kong to Peckham. You’ll learn about the ingredients and methods needed to cook some of Cantonese barbecue’s greatest hits and will go away primed to recreate them at home.


Location: London Barbecue School, SE15 4QN
Duration: 5 hours | Experience level: intermediate to advanced | Cost: £145 per person, spaces mostly sold in pairs


  • Sourcing and selection of meats
  • Authentic preparation, including air-drying
  • Choice of fuel and woods for smoking
  • The key cooking techniques involved, including how to reproduce on different types of barbecue (or in a conventional kitchen)
  • Barbecue set up, both ceramic barbecues like Big Green Egg and indirect grills/smokers
  • Cooking, resting and serving


  • Cantonese roast duck 燒鴨
  • Pipa roast duck 琵琶鴨
  • Char siu 叉燒
  • Siu yuk 燒腩仔
  • Egg fried rice 炒飯
  • Stir fried greens 炒菜


Ingredients are prepared as a group (some demo, some audience participation) then different items are cooked on different barbecues. You’ll look after a barbecue on which one dish is cooked but will see how everything else is cooked too. Cooking / eating arrangements depend on the rules in force at the time of the class: Distancing in force / No distancing rules.

We use Kamado Joe barbecues, tao burners, and vertical smokers for this class. Contact us before booking if the barbecue model is important to you; certain barbecues may be limited on the day of the class.


  • Tea or coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • All the ingredients (we do not want you to go hungry!) and fuel for the class
  • A shared barbecue for each pair of participants (or barbecue to yourself – ONLY if you book a solo space AND distancing rules are in force for the class).
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (electronic format)
  • Alcoholic drinks – available to purchase


10.00am – 3.00pm, Friday 26th August 2022, £145 per person Solo space

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10.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday 27th August 2022, £145 per person Solo space

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10.00am – 3.00pm, Sunday 28th August 2022, £145 per person Solo space

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All our 2022 class dates have been published, no more date are expected to be added in our main 2022 season. Join our mailing list and and we will let you know 2022 Christmas class dates and 2023 summer season dates are released.

Important Information

  • Most bookings are subject to a minimum of 2 spaces per booking (why?), for people to share a barbecue. We have a limited number of spaces on all classes for individuals to attend alone - only book one if you are attending alone (contact us if you wish to add a space to an existing booking).
  • 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, we cannot allow entry to people who are not wearing this type of footwear.
  • 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.


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