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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, where we light a fire and cook the food directly above. Relaxed, fun, instructive and delicious, with plenty to eat – it is a great way to learn.
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
Barbecue safety – food hygiene and fires
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
The ingredients are prepared as a demo, and participants work in pairs to to look after each barbecue, 2 people to a barbecue. Everyone cooks everything. The barbecues we use for this class are a mixture of Kamado Joe’s Classic Joe (similar to the Big Green Egg) 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.
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 shared barbecue for each pair of participants.
Notes and recipes for you to keep (electronic format)
Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase
UPCOMING CLASS DATES
Our 2020 summer season has ended and our Christmas Classes have been released. 2021 class dates will go on sale in January. If you wish to give a class as a present please look at Gift Vouchers. Join our mailing list and and we will let you know when more class dates are available to book.
Most bookings are subject to a minimum of 2 spaces per booking (why?), for people to share a barbecue. We will have some spaces on all classes for individuals to attend alone but these will be very limited in number.
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.