American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park

How to smoke meats and cook American style barbecue



3 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $160 (or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay)

Please note: Looking to do a private class for a corporate event, birthday party or special occasion? Check out our private bbq cooking classes!

Produce melt-in-your-mouth brisket and learn the classic American art of barbeque meat smoking with this hands-on cooking class!

Starting off with a tasty starter, the host and chef will give you a rundown of the session over a complimentary beer, before you tuck into some pre-smoked meats so you can discuss the product and the end goal of your meat-smoking journey. You’ll be focusing on barbecue techniques from four legendary barbecue regions including Texas, Kansas, Carolina and Memphis, what separates them and how to utilise the techniques as effectively as possible.

You’ll be taught tips on rubs, timing, temperatures, and the famous Texas crutch method of smoking to enable you to make mouthwatering smoked meats at home. The chef will also show you how to prepare fresh meat for smoking and will demonstrate how to effectively use smoking equipment, as well as making the perfect accompaniments so you can get the most out of your meat.

At the conclusion of the class, you get to sit down together and enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone fruits of your labour!
 

On the menu:

  • Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
  • Memphis Style Pulled Pork with Memphis Mop Sauce and Cabbage and Apple Slaw
  • Texas Style Low and Slow Bass Strait Brisket
  • Smoked Baby Rack Ribs with Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Smoked Corn with Jalapeno and Lime Butter
  • Spicy Cinnamon & Chilli Chocolate Brownie


These group cooking classes are perfect if you're looking for fun birthday ideas, unique ideas for a bucks party, and corporate cooking classes. BBQ School endeavours to run all classes scheduled. However, occasionally not enough bookings are made to warrant the class proceeding or a circumstance out of our control dictates that the class will not go ahead. In these rare cases, we will contact you at least 48 hours beforehand to offer to transfer your booking to another class and date.
 


Knowledge required

Perfect for beginners.

What you'll get

We supply everything - all food, equipment, aprons and reference material.

What to bring

Please wear closed shoes.

Location

Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park - Fairland Pavilion, Grand Drive, Centennial Park NSW

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park location
Your teacher
BBQ School
BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

4.7 (271)
Facebook likes3k

BBQ Cooking Classes, Corporate Events & Catering. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley.

BBQ School was founded in 2004 by internationally trained chef and passionate foodie Ben Farley who identified that while many Aussies were really into cooking on the BBQ, most only had one or two recipes they knew how to cook really well.

Showing keen BBQ’ers how to prepare and confidently cook a collection of simple, effective and tasty recipes was the best way forward and so in 2004 Ben turned his back on a career in Sydney and London high profile restaurants and founded BBQ School.

In our classes, we assume no knowledge but have found that the more a student knows about BBQ cooking, the more they learn from our experienced chef presenters.

To date around 90, 000 people have been taught through the BBQ School.

Our head office is in Willoughby, Sydney but we also operate regular classes in Sydney's Centennial Park, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley and each year the School continues to grow in response to people who wish to cook with more flair when entertaining.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


Ross Henderson Nov 2023


The teachers were very knowledgeable and provide great tips.
The venue was good and central albeit a little basic.
An apron was provided that you keep but it was plastic and little basic. A nice cloth material one would be great so you feel more incline to keeping it.
The class was more of a demonstration rather than a doing class.
We did learn some good tips about smoking times and wrapping the meat.
Tasting the product at the end.

John Nov 2023


The teacher was informative got some very good tips . A good experience all round

Kind Regards
John Leonardos

Nickolaus Leonardos Nov 2023


I bought this as a gift for Father’s Day to do as an experience with my dad. It was an awesome afternoon learning how to prepare and cook an American style bbq. Food was incredible, the hosts did a great job walking us through it all and have received some Ebooks with all the info so we can have a go smoking some meat at home. Highly recommend!

Eriko Iwata Jun 2023


You can learn a lot about smoking , and the spicy brownie was fantastic! Great for a gift as well:)

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park review by Eriko Iwata - Sydney

Anthony George Jun 2023


The meat was good but the teacher clearly doesn't understand that a constant stream of sexist jokes and purposly mispronouncing his assistants name to embaress him is not appropriate.

Diane Stedman Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was engaging and passionate. Answered queries explaining pros and cons which made things clear and gave options. Such as explaining the different cookers and how to distribute heat and lighting coals/ wood

Les Hill Jan 2023


Great knowledge from the instructors, outstanding food to enjoy at the end. Well done team.

David Peninton Jan 2023


Great experience, staff were excellent and we learnt a lot. Would highly recommend and looking to book the middle-east experience.

Doreen McCulloch Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class! You don't walk away hungry! Great hands on, a bit of humour, a lot of knowledge shared and wonderful people to share ideas and laughs! I purchased 3 tickets - hubby and brother and the class was enjoyed by all! Ted and Andrew were amazing! Loved the venue and ease of parking.

Cooking class review by Doreen McCulloch - Sydney

Eric Frost Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was ok. Not really hands on, mostly just observing the prep. Somewhat informative but didn’t leave feeling ready to start smoking. Teacher nice & funny at times. Food snacks were good. Main meal was a little disappointing, not super tasty at all.

Paul Bubb Dec 2022


The two teachers were excellent, had a great style and willing to share their knowledge and gave some great tips and advice.
However, there were many detracting elements-
The venue was hard to find and very basic in nature.
The drink options were limited. Apparently the class the day before had cleaned them out- ah, shops were still open to restock
We were told we would prepare the sides- we were given one option and there was three of us doing two elements. Yes, you have provided the recipes but they were pretty easy options
Outside of your control, but a magpie flew into the dining area and pooped on a tablecloth. We told the young fella (Dan?) and, inside of your control, he just shrugged- AND LEFT IT THERE for the people who then had to sit at that table to eat.

Overall, we were less impressed than we wanted to be.

Teacher's response

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your feedback. Apologies that your day did not go as you expected. We do understand where you are coming from and we have definitely taken your feedback onboard we will definitely work on making our customer's experience much better. We have discussed the matter regarding the bird with our team to understand the situation better, the team on the day informed us that our staff member went to get cleaning items for the table when you informed them regarding the bird. However, by the time they came out, the table was already cleaned by either another staff member or/ customer.

We do hope that regardless of the ups and downs of the class, you still enjoyed your class and had a good time.

Kind Regards,
Tanisha

Deborah Vandeburgt Nov 2022


Our teachers Ross and Andre were fantastic, entertaining, informative and super friendly.

The class itself was fun, inclusive and we got a lot out of it! You do have to come with a somewhat basic understanding of Charcoal bbq’ing and smoking but the teachers were more than happy to talk through anything you didn’t understand

It was a joy to eat at the different bbq’ed meats at the end and loved getting the digital cook book too

Highly recommend this class

Nicole Steele Oct 2022


Fantastic day and our chef was awesome. I would highly recommend this couse and l will be doing further courses with these people.
Many thanks
Paul (kiwi)

Marcos Quinones Aug 2022


The teacher wss great the venue wss really good. Had a good time and learnt alot about smokey bbq cooking. Would recommend it to everyone.

Brian Cunningham Aug 2022


A fun, informative class. Enjoyed it. Looking forward to doing more classes in the future.

Narelle Hegarty Jul 2022


Teachers were lovely, fun and very skilled. Really enjoyed it, definitely recommend this class and the food was amazing!

Matt Bennett Jul 2022


Great atmosphere and fantastic advice and presentation. The chefs clearly are passionate about their food.

Michael Karp Jul 2022


Very informative and finger licking good. You need o bottle the spirit of the class.

Anna Huppauf Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Location was great and both teachers were engaging and knowledgeable. Meat was delicious and the afternoon fun

Sarah Maclennan May 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Great class, teachers were lovely and provided good level of detail and information on subject.
Location was good, easy to get to and lovely scenery in park area.
All cooking instruments and ingredients provided. Great level of class participation encouraged by teachers.
The course was worth the price and a good experience overall.

Adam Luchjenbroers Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Bought the class as a Christmas present. Hubby said the teacher had great presence, and a confidence that was catching enough he tried some things he would normally steer away from. A fun and inspiring class that he fully intends to dig further into.

Steven Tavani Jul 2021


I have no idea why you are asking me to review a class I didn't attend because of Lockdown.

Briellyn Trethewy Apr 2021


We found it didn’t teach us anything we didn’t already know however made new friends which made it all worth it.

Clare Thomas Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Bought these tickets for my husband, who loves barbecuing. Good presentation and explanation on how to prepare the foods. The teachers were happy to answer everyone questions. Lovely way to spend a few hours, especially as you get to eat the delights of the afternoon BBQ class.

Louise Rheinberger Mar 2021


Fantastic teacher, knowledgeable, funny, thorough and delivered the information in a logical fashion.
I would have liked some coleslaw with the meal but it had run out by the time I got my meal. Not a huge issue!

Allison Smith Mar 2021


All was good. Teacher spent a lot of time answering everyone’s questions in detail.
Wasn’t rushed, good timing.

Annemarie Hunt Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The set up was great! Had plenty of different options for smokers. Great presentation and explanation on how to prepare the foods. Also, very personable with the class, answering everyone’s questions.

Jessica Kane Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class! Learnt a lot about smoking meats and ate some of the best brisket I've ever had Would highly recommend for anyone at any level of smoking. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and everything ran like a well-oiled machine. I'm still full. :)

Dwayne Beale Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great location and value for money. Was very hands on for those participants who wanted to involve themselves in this aspect of the class and of course, the food was great.

Laura Suter Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My fiancé and I enjoyed this class and learnt a lot about American Smoking! Thank you for putting on this experience!

Tony Liddy Sep 2020


I thought the hosting by Seamus was fantastic - he was good with people and quite funny. The location and venue were great. The aprons were NAF - not worth keeping - an opportunity missed if it's a good apron, will be worn later and other people see the branding.
I was a little disappointed by the content. The overall plan of what we were to learn was sound, but it was less hands-on than I expected. More of a demonstration and tasting than a lesson.

Catherine McBride Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Hi this was a great class. The teacher was great, very knowledgeable and engaging. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to expand their BBQ skills.

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park review by Catherine McBride - Sydney

Micheal Parker Aug 2020


Teacher was great, venue was perfect. Class was very informative and filled with good memories

Patricia Troll Feb 2020


Absolutely fun day and highly recommend booking in. The teacher and facilitators are fantastic, everyone is relaxed and it created the perfect atmosphere for all attendees to chill out and learn something new; before enjoying some delicious food.

Sue Morrison Jun 2019


I went with my 28 year old son and we both found the course interesting, entertaining and inspiring. The teacher, Seamus, was amusing and down to earth and gave us practical and money saving tips, for example, in creating your own smoker. The venue was delightful (in spite of the heavy rain) - a pavilion in Centennial Park with undercover cooking area and a table set inside ready for lunch. It was a very professional operation - all highly organised, very instructive with two assistant chefs to help or hand around beers and excellent equipment. The meal, with three different meats, vegetables (all smoked) and dessert was magnificent and a jolly good time was had by all!

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park

4.7 (18)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

label $160

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

4.9 (8)

Facebook likes3k

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

label $160

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)

4.8 (6)

Facebook likes3k

date_range Sun 14 Jan, 11am

location_on Centennial Park

label $140

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

5.0 (13)

Facebook likes3k

date_range 6 Jan, 21 Jan

location_on Centennial Park

label $150

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Sat 9 Dec, 10:30am

location_on Artarmon

label $150

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

4.7 (9)

Facebook likes3k

date_range 13 Jan, 17 Mar

location_on Centennial Park

label $140

South American BBQ Masterclass: Artamon

date_range Sat 16 Dec, 10:30am

location_on Artarmon

label $140

American Smoking and BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 20 Jan, 2pm

location_on Artarmon

label $160

Pizza Making Masterclass: Artarmon

date_range Sat 10 Feb, 10:30am

location_on Artarmon

label $140

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Sat 3 Feb, 10:30am

location_on Artarmon

label $150

Pork and Bacon Cooking Masterclass: Artarmon

date_range Sat 20 Jan, 10:30am

location_on Artarmon

label $150

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon Sydney

date_range Sat 10 Feb, 2pm

location_on Artarmon

label $160

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

label $160

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building

Facebook likes3k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

label $150 - $175

Sausage Making Class

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

label $140

Meat BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

label $140

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $65 - $100

Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ Seafood

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $65 - $100

Learn the Principles of BBQ Smoking

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $65 - $100

The Ultimate Bloody Mary BBQ Breakfast

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $65 - $100

BBQ Meat Dinner Party at Home

Facebook likes3k

Facebook likes4.8 stars (154+)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

label $65 - $100

V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d production Sydney NSW AU sydney