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This is the class for owners (or prospective owners) of ceramic barbecues like the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe. We cover everything you need to know to get great results from your ceramic barbecue.


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


  • Choice of fuel
  • Fire and food safety
  • Lighting the barbecue and temperature control
  • Use of wood to produce smoke
  • Use of heat deflectors for indirect cooking
  • Direct grilling
  • Maintenance for years of flawless performance


  • Smoked chicken with dry rub and tangy cooking sauce
  • Reverse-seared beef – a great method for juicy, tender beef
  • Stuffed, smoked pork loin
  • Cedar planked fish
  • Grilled seasonal vegetables
  • Slow-grilled seasonal fruit


The ingredients are prepared as a group. Cooking and eating arrangements depend on whether there are social distancing rules in force at the time of the class: Distancing in force / No distancing rules. Different dishes are cooked on different grills then shared round (you’ll see how everything is done).

We use Kamado Joe Barbecues for this class (similar to the Big Green Egg). Pairs use the Classic Joe II; people cooking on their own use the Joe Junior.


  • 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


Our first tranche of 2022 class dates will go on sale in January. Join our mailing list and and we will let you know once our 2022 schedule is available.

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.
  • 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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