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Christmas dinner on the barbecue. Come to this class and learn all the secrets to an excellent Christmas lunch or dinner on the barbecue.

We will talk barbecue cooking techniques, logistics, and how to make sure the day runs like clockwork.


Location: London Barbecue School, SE15 4QN
Duration: 5 hours | Experience level: beginner to intermediate | Cost: £150 per person.


  • Home-smoked salmon
  • Succulent smoked turkey
  • Perfect roasted rib of beef
  • Christmas ham
  • Two barbecued sides
  • Barbecue roast potatoes


  • Curing fish and cold smoking
  • Finishing ham on the barbecue (we will also discuss curing your own, and soaking/boiling the ham)
  • Brining poultry and hot smoking
  • Indirect roasting; cooking by internal temperature


The format for the class is relaxed, fun and instructive. We cover the preparation and cooking of all the items above during the class. The class is mostly based around demonstration, discussion and eating. There will be plenty to eat. We find people prefer to keep their hands in their pockets (!) so we do not allocate participants to specific barbecues in this class – though there will be opportunities to get hands on for those who wish to.


  • Tea or coffee and a sausage bun on arrival
  • A mug of mulled cider for warmth! (other alcoholic drinks are available to purchase)
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (electronic format)

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. Refunds are subject to a 2.1% fee to cover non-recoverable expenses we incur when processing payments.
  • Advanced written warning of any food allergies or dietary requirements is needed. We cannot always accommodate all dietary requirements, please contact us before booking if you have a dietary requirement.
  • 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 (due to a licensing restriction over which we have no discretion). Participants aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult participant for the duration of the class.
  • Classes are for paid participants only, we cannot accommodate extra guests as spectators. There is not a waiting area at the school for non-participants.
Other terms and conditions apply, full details are here.


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No upcoming dates scheduled. Our 2024 Christmas Class dates will be released in autumn 2024, join our mailing list and we will notify you when future class dates are released.

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