American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

Learn about American barbecue and how to smoke meats

3 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 20 to 30

label $145 (or 4 payments of $36.25 Afterpay)

Always wanted to learn how to smoke the perfect brisket? This mouthwatering cooking class will show you the essentials you need to create delicious American-style barbecued meats!

The class begins with a tasty starter, while the chef/meat-master gives you a rundown of the session while you enjoy a complimentary beer. You’ll then be enjoying 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 American barbecue regions including Texas, Kansas, Carolina and Memphis, what differentiates them and how to employ the techniques with delicious efficiency. You’ll learn the basics of rubs, timing, temperatures, and the famous Texas crutch method of smoking to enable you to make mouthwatering smoked meats at home.

Your host will also show you how to prepare fresh meat for smoking and will demonstrate how to use proper smoking equipment, as well as making the perfect accompaniments so you can get the most out of your meat.

And of course, 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!

Sample menu:

On Arrival

  • Toasted Turkish Bread with Pukara Estate Oils and Balsamic
  • Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
  • Memphis Style Pulled Pork with Memphis Mop Sauce and Cabbage and Apple Slaw
  • Texas Style Low and Slow Cape Grim Brisket
  • Uncle E-Rock’s 20 Flavours K.C., MO 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.

Please note: With the current changes due to COVID, there is now a minimum spend of $2500 for private groups, which covers 20 participants. Smaller groups can still be accommodated for, just get in touch to arrange pricing.

What you'll get
We supply everything - all food, equipment, aprons and reference material.
What to bring
Please wear closed shoes.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


De Bortoli Wines, Hunter Valley, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW

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BBQ School
BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

4.7 (45)

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

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Charmaine Wright  •  Apr 2021

Class was greatlearnt a lot the teachers were great
Definitely would do it again

Kurt Forrester  •  Nov 2020

Venue was great having an airconditioned area in the heat the teacher were knowledgeable and easy to follow. Would definitely recommend.
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