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Take a variety of steak cuts, grill over hot coals, enjoy. A simple formula, but the simplest approaches leave the smallest margin for error. The emphasis of this fun, relaxed, hands-on evening class is on cooking steak perfectly on the barbecue, without fail.


Location: London Barbecue School, SE15 4QN
Duration: 3.5 hours | Experience level: beginner | Cost: £125 per person (incl. VAT)


  • To choose cuts, and to identify the cooking techniques that best suit them
  • Precise cooking, by internal temperature and by touch
  • The importance of resting, and to know how long is long enough
  • The best ways to slice and serve your steak
  • To make sides/sauces that suit the characteristics of each steak (we prepare these as a group)


The exact cuts we use for this class vary – we always work on the basis of using the best meat available, rather than restricting ourselves to only using a specific cut. But we always cook something from these categories:

  • Large bone in steaks, along the lines of ribeye or sirloin
  • Fast-cooked belly steaks, such as hanger or skirt.
  • A cut from the “tougher” end of the steak spectrum, like tri-tip (cooked as a demo).


The format is instructive, relaxed and fun. We start the class with a quick snack, then light the barbecues. Whilst the barbecues come up to temperature your tutor will introduce the meats we will cook, and explain why they were selected – as well as discuss the wider choices in picking your ingredints. From then on it is simple: cook some steak; eat some steak; repeat.


  • Small snack on on arrival
  • All the ingredients, equipment and fuel for the class
  • A barbecue per 3 people (we’ll match you up with others if you come on you own)
  • Notes and recipes (electronic format)
  • Alcoholic drinks – available to purchase

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.


6.00pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday 23rd July 2024, £125

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