American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

Learn the low and slow American BBQ cooking method



3 hours Class size 1 to 15

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!

Combine your love of American style smoking and BBQ cooking in this fun, hands-on class where you'll learn about BBQ techniques from Texas to Memphis to Carolina and Kansas.

In this class which is perfect for beginners, you will learn about the four main BBQ regions of the United States and the differences between them. Explore techniques such as smoking with charcoal and the low and slow method! On arrival to your cooking class, you will be provided with a cold beer and an apron before being welcomed by your chefs for the day. They will outline expected competencies from the session, discuss the format of the day and introduce the menu. 

During the class, there will be meat that has been pre-smoked and cooked so the end product can be tasted and discussed.  You and the chef will also prepare fresh meat for smoking to demonstrate and learn the techniques. The chef will cover equipment, the Texas crutch method, troubleshooting, tips on rubs, timing, and temperatures and of course the perfect accompaniments.

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

At the end of the session, we will all enjoy your delicious creations together. Learn how to prepare mouth-watering, fall off the bone meat every time you have a BBQ and impress your friends and family back home!


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners and BBQ lovers!
 
What you'll get
  • Friendly instruction from a qualified chef
  • Beer on arrival
  • All ingredients and utensils
  • Use of an apron
  • Sample creations at the end of class
What to bring
We supply everything - all food, equipment, aprons and reference material. Please wear closed shoes.
 
Location

Plumb Cafe & Eatery, 5 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class location
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BBQ School
BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

4.7 (274)
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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.

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Scott Green Dec 2023


Awesome experience, was able to ask all the dumb questions of an experienced chef who is slow cooking bbq daily.

Kurt Fountain Oct 2023


The American BBQ course was really informative, relaxed and engaging. All the staff made everyone feel very welcome and involved in the entire process. The great value add was a sit down meal at the end to enjoy all the techniques and flavours.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Kurt Fountain - Canberra

Patrick Drennan Aug 2023


I attended the BBQ and Smoking meat class with mates and we all had a great time. The instructors were knowledgeable and offered lots of useful tips. The venue was good but cold as we’re in Canberra, perhaps move it to the sunny side the area next time. Would definitely recommend and we can’t wait to try and replicate the menu in the warmer months :).

Tony Lafferty Jul 2023


Teachers were relaxed and informative and the food was delicdespite weather not being great

Thanks for the day

Michael Booth Jun 2023


Matt and Brandon were great - very experienced and funny too!
Had a great time at the course and would recommend to all interested parties.
Michael

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Michael Booth - Canberra

Michael Smith Mar 2023


Enjoyed the class a lot despite some fairly ordinary weather. Got very practical advice on the process of smoking to get the best results. And a great feed of smoked meat as well.

Casey Schulte Jan 2023


The teachers were great and full of knowledge. The food was really great and tasty. A job well done and the class well worth doing.

Marc Wheeler Oct 2022


Tom and Lachlan presented the course well encouraging us to ask questions all the time. Great venue and friendly Cafe staff.

David Noakes Oct 2022


Feel like I paid for a very below average BBQ meal, that's it. I have been to Black Bear and Bottom of the Barrel in Sydney also Kentucky and Tennessee in the USA, I would give the brisket a 2 out of 10 and the ribs a 3, BBQ mop sauce was gross. There was no talk or demonstration of different regions in the USA. Meat prep was pathetic, the "chefs" couldn't answer a few questions and we all could see it was a waste of time to ask them, they are line chefs no specialty in BBQ at all (yes I have owned restaurants). This course was dodgy to say the least, I have been smoking meats for 16 years and I learnt nothing from the class and I can already cook better than the rubbish we were served up today. Really the "big secret technique" is to wrap in baking paper and then foil, what a waste of $150. I found not a single piece of advice was useful and the annoying persistence of the chefs to help them with the menial tasks like fanning a strawberry or cutting up and de-seeding a jalapeno rather than this is how you make up a rub or marinate or baste or prep a brisket or even what kind of cuts and trim of the cuts to buy. Just a joke. We just stuffed around for 2 hours then were sat at a table for the last hour twiddling our thumbs after eating. Such a waste of time and money.

Teacher's response

Hi David,
Thanks for attending our class on Saturday and we appreciate your business. We apologise that the class didn’t meet your exceptions. This fun and engaging class is open to people with all levels of experience, with you having so many years in experience I can understand it didn’t offer you the challenge you may have expected.
Kind Regards,
Ben Farley

Duncan Mitchel May 2022


Teachers were knowledgeable and personable. Confidently answered many questions on a variety of topics. Food was amazing and the instruction very clear. Great activity to do with friends.

Christian Jones May 2022


Really enjoyed the course with knowledgeable and personable teachers. The food was great and I learned a lot.

Cooking class review by Christian Jones - Canberra

William Redfern May 2022


Class was fantastic, food was amazing and the instructors were very open and easy to talk to and responsive. While it was a chilly Canberra afternoon, lively discussions and demonstrations made it that much more bearable.

Thomas Hirst Mar 2022


wicked class with some great pointers to keep. I would certainly recommend this to anyone interested in BBQ

Peter Lavender Feb 2022


Scott and his team were great. I found Scott very engaging his knowledge was beyond reproach.

Karl Brown Feb 2022


Everything aboit thenclass itself was awesome. Scott and the team did a fantastic job and I learned a lot from the afternoon.

Ashleyn Bottcher-Smith Feb 2022


Excellent teaching and fantastic quality! Could not rate it higher. Will definitely be going back for more classes

Michael Patterson Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Excellent explanations of every step in the process. Clearly very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone's questions.

Brett McLachlan Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teachers were great and lots of knowledge to impart. Nice recipes for mops and sauces etc.
I’ve been smoking fir a few years so in terms of skills learnt on smoking my knowledge increased slightly, but for beginners it would be a great way to learn and avoid some pitfalls

Christine Bates Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The course was great and had a lot of fun.
Food was great and the instructions were easy to follow.
Received the receipe book via email which was helpful.
The class was mainly held outside and being in Canberra it was freezing so made it a little bit uncomfortable.

Gerard Apr 2021


What a great afternoon. Scott and Steph made us feel very welcome while we waited for others to arrive.
They answered questions all afternoon and got everyone involved at some point. The food they prepared and shared with us was amazing and gave us a bar to strive for. The information that Scott passed on cleared up many questions that I had and I can’t wait to put it into practice.
This class is a must for anyone interested in low and slow BBQ cooking, even if you just turn up to eat the food. I’ll be looking at other classes in the future.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Gerard  - Canberra

Richard Wyche Apr 2021


Great instructor who explained everything clearly. No question was too simple or too complicated. The food was fantastic and we learned a lot of simple tricks to improve our cooking.
Loved the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Richard Wyche - Canberra

Michael Handley Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This course was great, and if you like your bbq's then it is highly recommended.
3 instructors, 2 of which were qualified chefs. Fully explained everything and made it simple to understand and follow. The course was held at the German Harmonie Club at Narrabundah, ACT, and was quite suitable, with all weather facilities. We got a handout covering everything we did to take home with us. This was certainly good value for money. Now to do some low and slow cooking/smoking at home.

Glenn Stroud Mar 2021


Great teacher who was able to provide us with his wealth of experience. The food prepared was sensational.

Cooking class review by Glenn Stroud - Canberra

Mary Ferris Jan 2021


Chef was excellent. Included everyone. Learnt lot’s including how to trim the meat . Lunch was amazing

Michael Redpath Nov 2020


Great food, great venue and the chef bloke was very insightful. 10/10 would recommend

Steve Curran Feb 2020


The team were fantastic, it was fun, entertaining and we got to sample a range of different smoked meats and how to smoke them. I’m much more prepared to attempt American style smoking at home.

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