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This class is not expected to take place in 2022 due to being unfeasible to run during the pandemic. This page is for information because we plan to run the class again when the situation is more settled.

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 hours | Experience level: beginner | Cost: £100 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
  • Traditional grilling, reverse-searing, direct charcoal cooking – which some people call “dirty” cooking or “clinching”
  • 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 each of these broad categories:

  • Large bone in steaks, along the lines of ribeye or sirloin
  • Fast-cooked belly steaks, such as hanger or skirt
  • Steaks that are typically seen as tougher, but can be made beautifully tender with gentler cooking.


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


No class dates scheduled.

This class is not viable to run during the pandemic. As such it is not expected to run in 2022, though the situation will be regularly reviewed. We hope to hold the class again in 2023.

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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