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BBQ School

BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

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BBQ Cooking Classes, Corporate Events & Catering. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Caberra, Perth 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.






Classes and experiences


American Smoking and BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $165

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park

4.6 (41)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $165

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon Sydney

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $165

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park

4.7 (21)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $165

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

4.6 (10)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $150

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

5.0 (14)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $150

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

4.9 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $165

Pizza Making Masterclass: Artarmon

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $140

Meat BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 24 Aug, 11am

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $150

Grazing Platter Workshop - Pickles, Preserves and Grazing

date_range Wed 28 Aug, 6:30pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $120

South American BBQ Masterclass: Artamon

date_range Sat 7 Sep, 3pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $150

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Sat 31 Aug, 11am

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $165

Sausage Making Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 20

label $140

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

15 to 80

label $150 - $175

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

20 to 30

label $150

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

15 to 80

label $150 - $175

Pork and Bacon Cooking Masterclass: Artarmon

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

20 to 30

label $150

Amazing Pasta and Gnocchi Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

15 to 20

label $140

I Can Cook - Empowering Young People in the Kitchen

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

20 to 30

label $120

Middle Eastern BBQ Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Sat 16 Nov, 3pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $140

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class: Artarmon

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Artarmon

20 to 30

label $150

Gin and Food Tasting Experience

date_range Thu 15 Aug, 6:30pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $150

Agave Allure: Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Pairing Experience

date_range Thu 12 Sep, 6:30pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $150

Brazilian Burlesque BBQ Cooking Experience

date_range Thu 14 Nov, 6:30pm

location_on Artarmon

1 to 30

label $180

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (7)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $165

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $150

Beer and Smoking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range 10 Aug, 26 Oct

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $165

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $150

Pizza Making Masterclass: Hunter Valley

date_range 28 Sep, 9 Nov

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 16

label $140

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 28 Sep, 2pm

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $165

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Hunter Valley

date_range Sat 7 Dec, 10:30am

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 18

label $150

Middle Eastern BBQ Cooking Class - Hunter Valley

date_range Sat 14 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 18

label $140

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (36)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick

1 to 40

label $165

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (6)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick

1 to 20

label $150

South American BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (5)

date_range Fri 16 Aug, 6pm

location_on Brunswick

1 to 20

label $150

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class

4.6 (7)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick

1 to 20

label $165

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

4.4 (7)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick

1 to 25

label $165

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick

1 to 20

label $150

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (9)

date_range Sat 17 Aug, 2pm

location_on Wamboin

1 to 14

label $165

Beer Tasting and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (5)

date_range Sat 21 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Wamboin

1 to 20

label $165

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (30)

date_range Sat 21 Sep, 2pm

location_on Wamboin

1 to 15

label $165

South American BBQ Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wamboin

20 to 30

label $150

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wamboin

25 to 50

label $150 - $175

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (12)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Wamboin

1 to 15

label $150

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Wamboin

1 to 20

label $150

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wamboin

20 to 30

label $150

Middle Eastern BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wamboin

20 to 30

label $140

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

4.7 (58)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 20

label $165

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

4.0 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 20

label $150

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class

4.6 (16)

date_range Sun 22 Sep, 3pm

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 20

label $165

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

4.9 (8)

date_range 15 Sep, 13 Oct

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 20

label $165

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

4.8 (9)

date_range Sun 15 Sep, 11am

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 20

label $150

South American BBQ Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Sun 8 Sep, 11am

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 25

label $150

Pizza Making Masterclass

date_range 11 Aug, 13 Oct

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 25

label $140

Cooking Pork and Bacon Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Indooroopilly

20 to 25

label $150

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Indooroopilly

25 to 50

label $150 - $175

Middle Eastern BBQ Cooking Class: Brisbane

date_range Sun 29 Sep, 11am

location_on Indooroopilly

1 to 30

label $140

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Brisbane

4.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Indooroopilly

20 to 25

label $150

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100

Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ Seafood

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100

Learn the Principles of BBQ Smoking

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 200

label $65 - $100

The Ultimate Bloody Mary BBQ Breakfast

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100

BBQ Meat Dinner Party at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100




Reviews

(362)


Paul Gray Jul 2024


Simeon is awesome, a professional chef with a wealth of knowledge. A real treat for the novice and experienced. Exploring the different types of smokers and fuel. It's definitely a session to go to. The food was amazing and accompanied by the beer. Also able to sample various rubs and sauces.

Stephen Walsh Jul 2024


Im an Amateur smoker. So I had heaps of questions because there is so much out there to sift through. He was blunt but exactly what I needed. Perfect class for what I was looking for

Sandford Stebbings Jun 2024


Knowledgable teacher. Useful content and we had the opportunity to sample the result! Highly recommended

Jamie Thomson Jun 2024


What an incredible experience. I've always been so intrigued with cooking and specifically American low and slow style barbecue, but have never really known where to start. This gift gave me the push to get going, and the way it was explained during the class simplified the steps. The teachers were informative and charismatic, making it insightful and fun. A beer in arrival, bbq lunch at the end, and recipe book with all the dishes that were taught in the class afterwards made it great value for money. Loved it, and would certainly recommend it as a gift or even join in again myself. 2 days later, I've set myself with a basic smoker and have put my new skills to the test?

Grace Holsworth Jun 2024


Loved this class!!! Exceeded my expectations by far, both teachers were informative, funny and insane at what they do. Some of the best barbecue I’ve ever had and I feel like I’ve learned so much!

Sara Rosello Jun 2024


The Pizza Making Masterclass course was underwhelming and disappointing considering the cost. Unfortunately, I didn’t learn anything new or come away with any tips other than the very basic process of making a pizza.

Firstly, I expected the lesson to be held in a proper kitchen environment. Instead the course was held on the balcony of a pub with tables covered with plastic wrap. The balcony is opposite the train station and next to a main road so the location isn’t great when trying to listen to the chef.

The chef demonstrated how to make the dough, but we didn’t get a chance to try it ourselves, which was a major goal for most attendees. I understand the dough needs to ferment however the attendees should still practice until the consistency is correct.

During the course we ran out of pizza sauce and were forced to use bbq sauce instead. About half of the attendees had to use BBQ sauce for their pizzas, which is unacceptable for a masterclass session $140. 2 pizza ovens for 17 people was also not ideal.

I also expected to learn techniques on how to shape the pizza correctly and create a crust etc but none of this was really covered. Additionally, when it came time to put the pizzas in the oven, there was very little direction and more than half of the pizzas were burnt. I’m not sure if the chef was unfamiliar with the pizza ovens but there was no supervision to create a perfect pizza.

Overall, the experience was far below expectations, definitely not worth the cost. You will gain no knowledge on how to cook a pizza at home other than the basic process which can be found online.

Mhari Bain Jun 2024


Mark was excellent and knowledgeable, the staff were like ninjas cleaning up and making sure everything was as it should be.
I would of liked the choice of beer, wine or sparkling either on arrival or with lunch maybe a token given out when arrive to be able to redeem at those times.
Be nice to see the staff with a nice apron so we new they were part of the crew.
As the group was quite large really needed more pizza ovens for the process as you were waiting and not quite sure if you could eat someone that cooked a pizza or wait to eat the one you cooked.
The produce was fresh & delicious and feel confident to give pizza dough making a go.

Mariel Sanchez-Rockliffe Jun 2024


Teacher was very informative and congenial and produced great food!! Would definitely recommend his class.

Luke Watson Jun 2024


Informative, engaging, it's so easy to sit back and listen to 2 blokes who genuinely love what they do, and talk so passionately about their craft.

Penny Price Jun 2024


Ben and Teddy were excellent teachers. Weather was cold but I can’t blame that on them. Interesting, educational and a lot of laughs tnx.

Cathy New Jun 2024


an excellent session. well prepared for (except for the cold) and great instructions and tips to take with us.

Paul Ruttley Jun 2024


This was a great experience, our tutor was very knowledgeable and provided lots of tips.
He has inspired us to explore the art of using smoke in our BBQs when we get back to NZ.
Thank you
Paul and Anna

Josephine Brogden Jun 2024


Absolutely amazing!! Delicious food and fun time! Will definitely be taking these skills with me!

Sarah Butcher Jun 2024


The BBQ seasfood class was awesome. The Cue Club were very helpful and friendly. Simian our teacher was great. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and funny. We had the best time and of course the food was delicious. We will be trying to recreate the dishes at home.

Daryl Cooper Jun 2024


Presenter was excellent and the material was presented in an entertaining way which kept everybody interesting Participants were encouraged to participate if they wanted to participate. It was also okay just to watch.

Gary Girvan Jun 2024


Simeon was a great presenter, full of humour, and obviously knows his stuff. We had a great time and learnt a lot.

Dave Butcher Jun 2024


Very enjoyable, good tips on cooking at home.
Great food too, well prepared and cooked.

Helena Hurst Jun 2024


Great class! Mark the chef was great and made everyone feel comfortable. My partner and I learned a lot and are keen to try out the recipes at home! Already recommended the class to a friend. Thanks again!

Paul Hellyer Jun 2024


Excellent and informative. The teachers were real experts and a lot of fun. The food was awesome as well.

Alice Bardon Jun 2024


Was a great experience and the all team was amazing! We learned, and cooked some wonderful pizza. Thanks for the gluten free pizza

Paul Williams May 2024


Had a great day and learnt a lot. The venue and teachers were excellent thanks

Kaylene Harris May 2024


We attended the American BBQ class over the weekend. Great food, fun staff and a great group of people. And the food was amazing.. Location was easy and the 3 hrs went quickly with a fabulous meal at the end.

Nathan Fenech May 2024


Chef was good had good knowledge. But was expecting more than 50 grams of beef short rib and salad there was a small rump steak but for $160 I was think we would get some brisket or pulled pork. Was supposed to be 3hrs but was finished in 2hrs. Only got 2 beers of a boring light beer of some description.

James Watt May 2024


Very interesting. Learnt a lot.
Enjoyable interaction with other attendees. Would recommend to others in the future

Jung Lau May 2024


Excellent culinary skills. The meats were succulent, aromatic and delicious. Pork, chicken and beef steaks cooked by the experts can beat those of several famous restaurants.

Chris Campbell May 2024


Speakers & headset microphone would be handy due to road traffic noise. Also be valuable to give some guidance on lighting & stabilising the smoker coals/flame as part of the course.

Cloth apron would also be better.

Fedel Palmero May 2024


Teacher/Facilitator: Approachable, knowledgeable and good communicator. Presentation was clear and informative.

Points To Maintain: Topic. BBQ is a bit of an art, let alone smoking or conducting things such as open fire cooking. I felt that the subject/topic is Defiantly something to continue in order to build a culture of cooking enthusiasts.

Points to Fix/Improve: There was not enough cooking. I understand that BBQ is a challenging topic due to the cooking lead time but there was next to nil hands on practical skill. Out of the 20-25 learners who attended, we each got the opportunity to prep one single component which maybe resulted in chopping a quarter of a cabbage or taking the seeds out of 5 jalepenos. The rest was observing a process or asking questions but the entire activity lacked the physicality of what a typical cooking class contains. Having completed a number of cooking experiences (Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, French) this activity paled in competition at in some cases double the cost. A great example is a Melbourne class I attended for French cooking. For roughly $200 for a learner group of 8, the class collectively cooked 10 dishes with each learner completing at least 4 almost independently.

Recommendations for the future:
- Increase interactive components. For applying the rub, you have 3 different pieces of meat, select 6 learners in groups of 2 to apply and handle that process

- Increase cooking activities. Have students in 5 different groups all make the same dish from scratch ie: the brownie. You could have very easily allowed all students to prep, fill and cook 5 jalepeno poppers each from start to finish. There were not even enough of the meal to allow all students to eat and taste

- Passive lessons. Discuss types of knives, sharpening techniques, demonstrate how to build a fire, explain smoke and how too much white smoke occurs and why

- More cooking. Simple easy wins like Portuguese chicken skewers over a Coal bbq. Students dice a breast, whip up a marinade from a group shared resources and skewer/cook their own bbq kebabs

Overall: I appreciated the intent but I would not recommend or pay $160 for that experience again.

Wendy Brew May 2024


This class was awesome. The teachers (sorry bad with names) were brilliant. Both teachers were friendly, kind and full of great knowledge. The class was as hands on as you wanted it to be and the food at the end was lip smacking delicious. It was a great day and I would recommend it to anyone.

Nathan Chandler May 2024


Chef was great lots of knowledge and experience. Could have spoken to him longer if we both had the time

James McLennan May 2024


Great class with awesome teachers that really know their stuff, we had a great time and learnt heaps of new and handy tips and tricks to make my smoking even better

Peter Kittelty May 2024


I booked the class as a birthday present for my brother in law and myself.
both Pam and Simeon were fantastic teachers.
the venue was great, well laid out so you could see what was going on.
it was good value for money. lots of food and beers.

Cooking class review by Peter Kittelty - Melbourne

Cameron Sheriff May 2024


Really good instructional. Teachers first class would definitely recommend this class to anyone. Thanks. Appreciated.

Brett Martin May 2024


Great teachers with a wealth of knowledge. Plenty of questions and they we helpful with them all

Jonathan Clark May 2024


Mark and Ron were professional, engaging and new their craft.

Both my Dad and I took a lot away from the class.

It helps that the food was amazing.

Thanks team

Mary-Anne Dewaele Apr 2024


Teachers were enthusiastic. You could tell that they loved their craft.

The environment was clean and friendly with atmosphere.

The class went over time by 1 hr. This wasn’t a problem with interest as it was all v engaging but I had another commitment after which was therefore effected. Maybe increase the time slot?

Paul Duncalfe Apr 2024


Great class. Very informative.Teachers were fantastic. Awesome food. Will be booking in some other classes soon.

Callum Lauder Apr 2024


Really good class, answered all our question really informative
The venue was great for the smoke class
Was a good value on money wasn’t expecting to have so much food to eat

Cooking class review by Callum Lauder - Brisbane

Tracy Bugeja Apr 2024


50th birthday gift
Simeon was great knowledgeable and had a good energy his brisket was to die for

Christopher Fraser Apr 2024


Amazing teachers and information. Great food and learning environment. I walked away with a greater appreciation for the art of bbqing

Darren Maxey Apr 2024


He was a very confident chief who provided us with lots of information. Not a lot of opportunity for group participation.

Grant Bower Apr 2024


My son and I did this class and it was great. we are going to buy a smoker now to practice. Venue could have been better as it had a lot of road and train noise

Daryl Lyons Apr 2024


Honesty and simplicity of smoking rather than all these unnecessary rules and stuff. Easygoing and relaxed class. Food was great.

Rod Blayden Apr 2024


Very informative, very well presented, teachers passed on their experiences exceptionally well, questions were always answered without hesitation.
Venue was well organised and easy to get too.

Suey Cooper Apr 2024


This was a Father and son outing and they haven’t stopped talking about how great it was and how they want to go back!
Mark and his team were awesome

Samuel John Hensen Apr 2024


Great relaxing afternoon. I learnt something to take home. Thanks again. Loved the jallapoinos poppers

Gabrielle de Chastel Apr 2024


Teachers were good, although the main guy was pretty hard to hear.
Lots of good information and knowledge to be shared.
I was expecting a but more hands on but that would be hard with the about of people. I know it's not 100% in the theme but maybe does some rubs on chicken wings would get it a bit more hands on.
The venue itself left A LOT to be desired, but beers were cheap.

David Postle Apr 2024


A gift for a group of 4
Very informative and good hands on experience
There was some background noise from traffic and trains but location otherwise suitable
Great food to finish

Lorilee Pender Apr 2024


It was a brithday gift from my 9 year old daughter. She attended with me. I was worried it would be more adult oriented but eveyone was great and inclusive with her. We had a ball. Learned some new skills and throughly enjoyed ourselves.

Alice Dedrie Apr 2024


Took my boyfriend there as his Christmas present, and we loved it! The teacher was so nice and easy to learn from him. He gave us great tips, and was eager to respond all our questions. The food cooked was amazing too!

Jessica Hutchings Apr 2024


Had an outstanding experience learning some new skills at the class today safe to say the smoker will be getting lots of use definitely a must if you love a good BBQ or just cooking in general I learnt so much and really did have a wonderful time! Even a beginner like me can do it thanks to the solid instruction I got out of this class from the amazing Chef and his staff

Asha Lunarzewski Mar 2024


The cooking class was a birthday present for my husband. He loved it very much. We both learnt new techniques how to peel prawns and how to cook snapper on bbq. The squid salad was also amazing. Loved the spices which were added. We bought some too for our use at home.

Mellisa Lehane Mar 2024


We found our teacher Ben engaging, chilled and knowledgeable.
We thouroughly enjoyed our class and left with full bellies and great tips and hints. Which we are planning to put into practice this weekend.

Alice Blackshaw Mar 2024


Julian, Julian and Drew all ran a wonderful session, an especially great way to spend my Dad's 60th - thanks for making it a memorable one!

Glenn Huender Mar 2024


Great teachers, good tips and explanations, Great value with food and drinks just would’ve liked a little more hands-on but can understand due to timeframes and varied skill set of other participants

Beer Tasting and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class review by Glenn Huender - Canberra

Colin Blackhall Mar 2024


I loved the location and the clarity of Julian in explaining how to prepare the ingredients and cook the meal. The one thing I had re-enforced is that it is preparation that makes all the differecne to the end result.

Mary Fallon Mar 2024


I gifted the bbq class to my 22 year old son. He really enjoyed it. He is full of culinary ideas for the bbq!

Karen Parker Mar 2024


Having not had any previous experience with smoking, we found the course very informative and easy to understand. Lots of tips from the teacher who was very professional and knowledgeable. The cooked food was amazing and plenty of it.
Variety of students from beginners to experienced. Well worth attending the course.

Nicole Burns Mar 2024


Fantastic course, we all learnt so much and had a great day. Will be back for another course soon! Highly recommended.

Amanda Dryden Mar 2024


Pleasant way to spend the afternoon no pressure plenty of beer and delicious food. Lots of tips on how to have a successful BBQ

Shaun Trimby Mar 2024


Very man-ish. Questions felt discouraged. Give me more pit masters and less chefs. Did fuck all cooking.

Bryce Blacker Mar 2024


What a fantactic 3 1/2 hours immersed in the amazing world of BBQing. Lots of insightful and practical advice, dialogue, hands on practice and best of all, delicious smoked dishes to enjoy. From Poppers to Brisket to Brownies, all the food was delicious. And oh that BBQ smell

Rick Carlei Mar 2024


Lucc was an entertaining chef and passed on some great ideas. He “dumbed” down the cooking process making it a less intimidating cooking process

Tirzah Anglin Mar 2024


A great day for beginners and those wanting to up their BBQ game. Drew and Charlie were informative and keen to share their knowledge. Six stars out of 5.

Lloyd Petty Mar 2024


Really enjoyed the class. Drew, Charlie and Julian did a terrific job. Certainly learnt about preparing and smoking the meat appropriately.

Erica Licht Arvanitis Mar 2024


Great class, amazing setup, Luc was excellent. Highly recommended. Very interactive and informative. Awesome food.

Nathan Krieger Feb 2024


Great dishes, top tips to improve my skills, and fun afternoon. A couple of lovely beers to go with it!

Tim Ryan Feb 2024


Turned up to the Indro Hotel with a little bit of nervousness as the place does look like a crack den that should have been torn down 20yrs ago!
Was greeted by the Cooking School crew and grabbed a beer on entry.
Class was very good our Chefs/Teachers were excellent, very knowledgeable and approachable, I would encourage people to ask heaps of questions, I thought I knew a fair bit about cooking but learnt so much from the day.
Food was good but unfortunately we were 3 of the last ones to eat and all of the salad and sweet potato and most of the chicken was gone, we had about 17 people so I am not sure if they skimped on the food or if people had too much each (pretty poor that our fellow classmates didn’t leave enough for others but perhaps over cater on salad and veges?)
Only had 2 beers provided which I thought was a bit on the short side, but we made up for it by grabbing some extras that we had to pay for.
Other down side of the location is constant road and rail noise that makes it a bit hard to hear.

Might sound like a negative post but I would definitely do another class as we had a good time, if the other stuff had of worked out it could have been amazing!

Theresa McAlister Feb 2024


Great to learn from trained, experienced and friendly chefs with a passion for cooking on smokers!

Stefan Briggs Feb 2024


Overall feedback is fantastic. All Teachers especially Julian were unbelievable & the food was simply amazing. I really liked how they engage the crowd and get everyone involved.

Rosa H Jee Feb 2024


This was very educational and the Instructor Julian was very engaging! Highly recommend this class!

Brock Hush Feb 2024


10/10 very informative learnt a lot, can know try it at home. All staff were very knowledgeable and helpful

Marcus Haines Feb 2024


I got the class as a birthday present and went with a mate. Even though I've been into BBQ and smoking for a few years, I still learnt a new skills. The teacher had a lot of experience in big commercial events and catering; he knew his stuff.

The venue was basic, but you don't need much for BBQ.

The food cooked was delicious and the beers they had were also really good. A couple of crafty ones including Fixation Pale Ale and Voodoo Ranger IPA.

Would happily do another one of their classes.

Coomara James Munro Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Julian and his team were most helpful and it was such an amazing, interactive class. I would recommend this to anyone. The BBQ King Prawns with The Spice Tailor Tandoori and Seasoned Banana Sambal, BBQ Squid with Citrus and Fennel Salad, BBQ Hot Smoked Huon Salmon with
Orange and Honey and BBQ Whole Snapper with Soy, Ginger and
Crunchy Thai salad were outstanding. Thank you

Kevin Geary Feb 2024


If you wanted to learn about bbq from someone knowledgeable then you get the bonus here because there were two amazingly talented blokes who knew all there was to know about bbq.

Getting to eat and taste how it should taste and learning the ins and outs, do’s and dont’s has already improved my bbqing tenfold.

Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to take this class

Tony O'Brien Feb 2024


Excellent chefs. Keen to share bbq smoker advice and all things bbq
Venue ok. had all the facilities needed.
recipes received after the session
Excellent value for money.
Sensational tasting of bbq smoking meals

John Finucane Feb 2024


Thought the class size was too big to be actually hands on and able to do more and learn more.
It was interesting but didn’t learn a great deal.
Also, being charged $8 a beer, and you can’t bring your own, and the choice was dreadful, was a real turn off and felt like a rip.
I’d struggle to recommend this course.

Teacher's response

Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to write your feedback.

We have differing levels of experience and understanding with customers who attend low and slow classes. Yet everyone learns so much when following the class, Chef and demonstrations. As you could appreciate - there is obviously only an amount of hands on at a "low and slow" class where foods are put on hours and hours before the session. (Otherwise they wouldn't be cooked or be a 12 hour class) We demo each item to ensure understanding is provided based on what we are doing. This is advertised in the class material too.

In terms of beverages, we on purpose provide premium craft beers and beverages for the discerning palate so that customers can experience new and exciting flavour profiles. The feedback about these is off the chart positive. We do not serve mainstream beverages as they can be purchased everywhere. Our beer prices are cheaper than a pub or hotel and the feedback from customers is that they are very reasonable.

We certainly don't price gouge and are incredibly reasonable compared to other cooking schools. Have you checked any others out? We offer great options where a customer wants to purchase something at the class. We are a small business and offer the opportunity to purchase something additional if they choose to.

In terms of "flogging" other items - we have a highly useful set of products that we use in the classes that people find they might need.

From your class we received unbelievably positive feedback on the day via the feedback forms, we sold 7 tickets to customers wanting to rebook, we received comments on the great range of beer and we sold a lot of stock to customers from our range who found them useful to use at home.
As the director of the business I was really proud of the class outcomes and repeat bookings.

Equally, I am sorry to hear of your take on the experience too and certainly take your feedback onboard.

We wish you every success with your cooking and thank you greatly for your business.

Kind Regards, Ben Farley

Marc Millard Feb 2024


Teachers were fantastic. Very insightful, took time to explain each cook / meat. Interactive.
Food was delightful.
Plenty of learnings to take home and try at home to improve my bbq.

Tony Landi Feb 2024


The explanation from each of the teachers running the session and their interaction made for a great session.

David Wilkins Feb 2024


Great hosts, flavour and variety was amazing, no nonsense and fuss free dinner with new friends.

Carol Camden Jan 2024


Teachers fun to learn from. Good support staff, could follow the process of smoking meat etc. Would recommend course to anyone. Carol Camden

Kimberley Armstrong Jan 2024


Purchased the American Smoking BBQ class for my partner for Christmas to help us learn how much work goes into it. Was an exceptionally informative class. The presenter was great, very personable and laid back. The food was delicious and there was plenty of opportunity to participate and learn hands on. Would definitely recommend to friends who were interested in getting into the bbq/smoking scene.

Jenny Chan Jan 2024

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews


An engaging presentation by Simeone at the NEW Que Club cooking school. The much larger venue is tucked away from the hustle and bustle in a peaceful Brunswick street. I was greeted by friendly staff. The salads and side dishes were packed with a variety of vegetables, fruit and condiments such as banana, fennel, lime, honey mustard, coconut…. These combined with the salmon, king prawns, squid and trout provided a tasty sit down meal full of flavours. A Sunday well spent.

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Adrian Cohen Jan 2024


Friendly and relaxed, good teacher, interesting learnings and thoroughly enjoyable.
Not to mention tasty
Can't wait to put new skills to work

Sean Thurbon Jan 2024


Pam and Simeone were our teachers for the day, they were fantastic. It was very hands on and the food was delicious! The venue ‘Que BBQ’ was perfect, and the shop attached had everything you could possibly want to bbq properly. Highly recommend this course… and of course the beers were great too.

Cooking class review by Sean Thurbon - Melbourne

Gordon Ashley Jan 2024


Experienced and knowledgeable teacher with a background in event catering: big events. The course used very big lumps of meat, eg a 6.5kg brisket, great for feeding a big group and the eating experience was great.

Peter Nixon Jan 2024


Very informative and concise. Great food and friendly instructors who knew their stuff. Well worth it

Marie van Drimmelen Jan 2024

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


I really enjoyed this class - I wanted to learn more about the different ways to BBQ and there was a lot of information about this in the class. The beer pairing was interesting, and certainly doing scallops on the BBQ was new for me. Finally, doing dessert on the BBQ was an eye opener. Highly recommended class!

Noni M Dec 2023


MTM had their Xmas party - South American BBQ and it was amazing, we had a great time and can't fault it. Food was delicious, we learnt lots and the staff were skilled and fun.

Scott Green Dec 2023


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

Evin McLoughlin Dec 2023


Enjoyable and relaxed experience. I learned a lot, the time passed quickly and we got to eat what we cooked at the endwhich was better than anything l had cooked before

James Cassar Dec 2023


Teacher was engaging and knew the content well. Always willing to take questions and kept it professional but laid back

Mick Bircanin Dec 2023


An outstanding event, well organised and all staff were helpful and welcoming. the teacher was very well versed in the art of meat prep and included participants in the lessons. I highly recommend the course.

Rob Hodgkinson Nov 2023


Enjoyed the course, both chefs were great (and other assistants), ran smoothly.
Equipment, drinks, food, supplies were all good and I learnt a lot about smoking.
My problem is I only have a gas BBQ (so learnt I really need to also have a smoker if I do this ongoing).

Lucinda Coble Nov 2023


My husband received a gift voucher for this course and I decided to join him. We had a fabulous morning cooking amazing food and the chefs were very entertaining (Ted and Greg with the assistance of Kristine). We had such a great time, I have now purchased another gift voucher for self to return and do American smoking. Would certainly recommend this as a gift for a loved one who already has everything, or something different to do with your spouse. The location was perfect, indoors when it was time to eat and outside undercover for the cooking.

Mark Jager Nov 2023


Ben and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food tasted terrific and I will be changing my cooking styles after this instruction

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!

Steve Mewburn Nov 2023


Ben (Master Chef) was very well credentialed and was more than willing to pass on his tips of the trade. The course was entertaining, informative and extremely practical and delivered in a manner that it will be easily remembered.
Whilst I am still very much a novice at Seafood BBQ cooking, I learnt a great deal in the 3hrs lesson and I have booked my next course with ClassBento

Markwell Drury Nov 2023


I learnt to get the poo out of a prawn and a formula for cooking fish

Clare Best Nov 2023


Great people, great food and really informative! Met some awesome people too! Recommend for all

Abby Horsley Nov 2023


Was such a fun night! Everyone was so nice and we learnt so much, it was great

Jason Cunningham Nov 2023


Both Fabio and Charlotte were fantastic, I'll definitely be back for more.

Thanks again

Cameron Edgar-Hughes Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Leader was charismatic and kept entire course entertaining. Couldn’t believe how quickly the day went.

Sophie Pearson Nov 2023

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


it was good, instructor was informative and very male dominated. More women should do this class.

Kate Patterson Oct 2023


Got it for Father’s Day present & Absolutely loved it! Great spot, great teacher, great food! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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

Alexi Lynch Oct 2023


Great teacher, wealth of knowledge, great experience, and amazing food. Venue brilliant, nothing to fault

Shane Ryland Oct 2023


great teacher and very informative with class and experiences. everything supplied and we get to do some chopping as well. we taste tested every thing that we were shown and that was a great experience. we are now working out what our next class will be. highly recommend to any one

Jernej Kavka Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


We learned heaps about smoking and bbq meat, super happy.

My mates and I had great fun, can’t wait to show off my new skills!

Ken McKay Oct 2023


Mark was great. We enjoyed the class. Would have been good to have another option other than beer for ladies that were there. I felt that there were too many people in the class as it meant to needed to shuffle around to see and hear. Food was delicious.

Paul Brinckman Oct 2023


The Mark was awesome and the other guys were very helpful as well. Very easy to follow. I asked so many questions and he was so calm and easy going and passionate about BBQ. I loved the day. Cheers Paul

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Paul Brinckman - Brisbane

Theodore Xenos Oct 2023


I would certainly recommend this course to anyone thinking about wanting to learn more about smoking meats.

The instructor had a wealth a knowledge but was also able to articulate it in a manner that was simple and understanding.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Theodore Xenos - Melbourne

Chris Fardon Oct 2023


The teacher was knowledgeable and patient with his students. Good use of humour. Would recommend the class to anyone looking for a fun day with good food and time with a friend or partner.

Lucas Incantalupo Oct 2023


Awesome time, great teaching and great smoking tutorial. All in all great experience that was had

Ian Aitken Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A great day. Great food and a great teacher. A very enjoyable time. Definitely recommend

Vladimir Gligorovski Sep 2023

67 ClassBento workshops attended • 50 reviews


Yeah it was great the experience was good and fun also a good way to pass the Sunday

Chris Tomkins Sep 2023


Brendan our teacher was very helpful and informative , he covered every aspect of BBQing from how to deal with the meat ,chicken-prawns,vegetables and salads all cooking techniques were covered and the meal (albeit cooking our own!) was great with a good selection of beers luckily craft, All told it was a very good experience

Janet Ross Sep 2023


Ted & Julian are knowledgeable & great entertainers
This is our second class & will definitely come back again if we can.

Jamie Madsen Sep 2023


This class could not have been better. Our teacher, Pam Kavanagh gave us a lot of information as well as a lot of great food. As a complete novice, I came away feeling good about getting my own smoker and start cooking.
Thanks to Pam and her staff for a wonderful experience.

Sarah Sowerby Sep 2023


We had a great time with Ben who ensured he gave us lots of details on the cook as well as keeping the day fun with plenty of delicious food to top off our event.

BBQ Cooking Class for Private Events / Team Building review by Sarah Sowerby - Sydney

Andreas Pasek Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had such a brilliant experience learning from Pam, she took the time to explain and show how everything is done and answered any questions we had.
The simple is best approach resulted in some incredible food being produced and something that I am very excited to try myself.
Did this course in memory of my late brother and was so happy that I did.
Thank you so much

Fiona Brady-O'Toole Sep 2023


Pam the teacher was excellent. So knowledgeable and SOOOmuch experience. Also lovely person. Would highly recommend it.

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 :).

Phil Dawson Aug 2023


The class was excellent and the the teachers were fun and informative. The food we cooked was tasty and will be something we can replicate easily at home.

Rukshan Senanayake Jul 2023


If you own a smoker and want to get some extra tips, then this class is excellent. Well conducted and teachers were very welcoming and accommodating to questions.

Tony Lafferty Jul 2023


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

Thanks for the day

Marc Horsfield Jul 2023


Great course with two teachers that had a huge amount of knowledge. Made everything really easy to understand. Well recommended.
Would love to see more classes like this such as a native aussie food class.

Alistair Blackley Jul 2023


The class was extremely well presented and the information was to keep it simple and to follow some simple guidelines as beginners and the first experience should be a good one. The food at the end of the course was plentiful and delicious. A ripper 3 hours.

Jasmine Campbell Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really entertaining with very knowledgeable teachers the food was great and 3 hours flew by!

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

Jenny Chan Jun 2023

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews


Class was held at the Que Club which also has a nice restaurant. Our instructor was very resourceful. We were shown techniques for cutting, preparing and cooking a mouthwatering brisket. We cooked several different meat dishes but the brisket was definitely my favorite meat dish, it was cooked to perfection. Salad and dessert were also served. Meat lovers will love all that is offered at the Que Club venue.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Erika Romeiro Jun 2023


First of all Class Bento didn’t provide the address of the place where the class was happening. It only said Fishwick. I googled BBQ School for the address which was incorrect and lucky there were people there that told me the right address and eventually I got to the right place but 30 minutes late. The class itself was good as we were a small group we had a chance of participating on some preparation for the meals. The chef had a great knowledge and the BBQ School team were very nice. Overall it was a good experience despite the weather as the class was outside a local coffee shop.

Cooking class review by Erika Romeiro - Canberra

Teacher's response

Hello Erika,

Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Apologies for the lack of updates you have got on the class venue, we have passed that on to our team to work on and have more updated information to be sent to our customers. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the class! Thank you for attending.


Kind Regards,
Tanisha

Henry Tramer Jun 2023


Everyone at the venue was very welcoming. The teacher was informative and knew his stuff. The classroom could have been better- it was smoky and cold. The food produced was delicious.

Sheldon Pace Jun 2023


Great ! Delicious, great presenter, was able to replicate recipes and I will do future classes

Claire Whiteman Jun 2023


Great bbq tips and delicious food
Thank you for a great lunch :) will definitely 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

Emily Heyns Jun 2023


Pam was a fantastic teacher, learnt so much. We had the best night and the meat was absolutely incredible! We’ll be back!

Cooking class review by Emily Heyns - Melbourne

Thomas Davis Jun 2023


Great class and great chefs! Looking forward to bringing our friends to the next one!

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.

Samantha Penman May 2023


I think it was great value for money, you always will learn something you didn’t know before. I thought I knew how to cook a good steak but there’s so many small elements that go into the perfect steak. The teachers were absolutely amazing Willing to answer any questions anyone had and were super chill and funny. Great experience

Cooking class review by Samantha Penman - Sydney

Stacey Kavanagh May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Fun, relaxed, good fun. Recommend. Would like to do future classes on different cooking styles.

Dion Borg May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great cooking class from experienced chefs. The Pichana was superb, a long sirlion steak and Chimichurri sauce. Can't wait to cook them myself.

Graham Swanson May 2023


Everything was awesome. Will doing some other classes. Food was amazing. Chefs where very friendly

Darren Thomas May 2023


The crew at bbq cooking school were very easy to deal with, informative and entertaining

Cooking class review by Darren Thomas - Newcastle

Jenny Chan May 2023

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews


The instructors passed on some great tips about different types of meat, where to source ingredients, meat preparation/cooking and barbecue equipment. We devoured a range of meat dishes which included barramundi, flank meat and rumpcap. Very filling and informative class. Meat lovers will adore this class !,,

South American BBQ Class review by Jenny Chan - Brisbane

Martin McKay May 2023


Great presentation and loved the fact we all got a go at creating some wonderful food to prep and to eat - chefs were excellent with the presentation - 5*****

Cooking class review by Martin McKay - Brisbane

Anna Xia Apr 2023

126 ClassBento workshops attended • 110 reviews


We had Pam the owner and Luci the chef teaching the class today. We went through the different types of bbqs and the fuel they use. There was some hands on preparing and cooking. We made scallops with crunchy salad, scotch fillet with greens, jerk chicken in a drum smoker and lastly the chocolate pudding with berry coulis all paired with craft beers and a beer/drink to begin with. We enjoyed the class sure but we thought the food was a little bit lacking quantity wise.

Cooking class review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Brett Macauley Apr 2023


The teacher was great and full of knowledge and happy to take any questions of the class.
I couldn't fault the venue was very welcoming and laid back. It was a great hands on class with plenty of interaction with how to prepare the food.

John Paptas Apr 2023


Awesome new learning experience A couple of great communicators who were willing to answer any questions fired at them in detail

David Smith Apr 2023


Great teacher, food was amazing. A lot of fun and a really nice casual atmosphere

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park) review by David Smith - Sydney

Bob Olivier Apr 2023


Really informative and fun event.
Good atmosphere among those participating.
We learned a lot.
Highly recommended.

Donovan Bowring Apr 2023


Andrew and Pam were amazing! So knowledgeable and happy to teach us what they know. All the staff were amazing and so kind. The food was also delicious and we’re very excited to make these recipes in the near future. Would definitely recommend this class and we will be returning to do similar classes.

Cherie Baker Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great oportunity to see how things are done and engage with a group of people.

Teacher's response

Thanks, Cherie, appreciate your feedback!

I'm thinking you should join our Beer & Smoke and/or American BBQ to achieve the learning you are after for different steaks and ribs from your feedback. We have 1 steak in the Meat class and no Ribs. Unless you asked questions specifically relating to those topics, we would have stuck to the menu and session plan relating to these dishes and class. To capture what you are looking to learn and achieve from your feedback, how about joining one of these sessions?

We look forward to seeing you at one of these classes soon.

Have a great day!

Kind Regards,
Ben Farley

Ray Pell Apr 2023


All that was provided suited everyone. the chef was great and gave great hintshavinbg been to bbq seafood school at the Fish Markets I suppose I was expecting a bit more hands on, apart from that a great day.

Peter England Apr 2023


Great fun and informative class. Great mix of engaging Teachers, quality information and great food.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Peter England - Brisbane

Brad Dewey Apr 2023


Great teacher, good venue, donn m r good tips and had loads of fun. Highly recommend

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.

Gillian Carr Mar 2023


Julian was excellent and the venue worked really well with the cafe next door. I appreciated the demonstrations of chopping techniques. I really appreciated the advice on buying whole Salmon to save money, which is important these days when the cost of living is so high. The dishes were delicious and seem achievable at home.

Cooking class review by Gillian Carr - Canberra

Dean Licenblat Mar 2023


Ross was an amazing teacher, very giving with hints, tips and pointers as opposed to just following a recipe. Very friendly environment with adequate spacing and amenities. The utensils and equipment were very good and the produce and food cooked was very tasty.
I would highly recommend this for people beginning their bbq journey and I look forward to other courses with the group

Cooking class review by Dean Licenblat - Sydney

Lucy Brennan Mar 2023


We had a great time, relaxed environment and met wonderful people.
Food was delicious! Thankyou

Travis Mar 2023


It was a good learning experience and the staff where happy to answer any questions you had food was nice as well

Brett Connolly Mar 2023


Excellent format, great atmosphere and brilliant host.
The food was a bonus!
Thanks BBQ Cooking School!

Tim Dillon Mar 2023


Had a great time with Ross and Andre at the seafood BBQ school. Would recommend.

Adrian Lloyd Mar 2023


Really informative, helped answer some questions & queries I had. Full of good tips & useful pointers. I’m feeling confident in how to approach smoking ribs & pork in particular

Anthony Bieniak Feb 2023


Great day, learned a lot. Will be back for sure! Can't wait to get cooking

Vladimir Gligorovski Feb 2023

67 ClassBento workshops attended • 50 reviews


I really liked the teacher’s methods and lesson was great and interesting also good quality and the preparation was good

Mark Destro Feb 2023


Teacher and other staff were great and explained everything. The Venue well set up and food tasted awesome

Sheridan Thompson Feb 2023


Was a fun experience but didn’t feel like I learnt much about how to cook smoked meats/use a smoker. Wasn’t much hands on time either.

Food was delicious.

Lee Nevison Feb 2023


Jayson was very professional. He had great knowledge and experience, great communication skills, explained everything in detail, took time to answer questions well, and was very pleasant throughout the whole lesson.

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class review by Lee Nevison - Brisbane

Everard Fenton Feb 2023


Lot's of information provoded about how to take your BBQing to the next level.

Tracey Purtle Feb 2023


Our teachers were fantastic and very forthcoming with information. Methods of preparation and cooking techniques were very informative which resulted in excellent food to eat! We had great weather and great table of people who made the day very enjoyable with plenty of laughs. Will be heading back to enjoy the restaurant soon.

Robert McBain Feb 2023


Great venue, great teacher, and what value for money.
I went away filled with knowledge and a full belly.
The food was amazing, and there was plenty to go around.
All in all, it was a fantastic day, and I look forward to going again.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Robert McBain - Melbourne

Guy Simmonds Feb 2023


Teacher had great points and direction for BBQ knowledge. Great venue with many options for in house or at home cooking.

Marcus Rosenberg Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


need better location, hard to see and terrible to get too. Chefs and food delicious. Free beer good too

Phil Hennig Feb 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Great course, I thought I knew about BBQing until I did this course. Many handy tips and tricks shared. Enjoyed the course and the company of other particants.

Erol Tanner Feb 2023


Class was excellent, produce was fresh and delicious. Learnt some great tips and tricks. Would highly recommend.

Cooking class review by Erol Tanner - Sydney

Carmen Rigney Feb 2023


I purchased a gift for my 2 sons and husband. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience
The chef was great. The venue was great.
I'd recommend.

Phillip Stevens Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Although I enjoyed the class the weather was not in our favour (no criticism of the organisers) It was very hot which detracted a little from the overall event. The teachers were fantastic and worked very well together to keep things moving and interesting. I certainly picked up a number of tips that I will be employing in my cooking. The food that I ate was very good and satisfying. I would recommend doing the class with a friend/s as it makes the experience more enjoyable.

Helen Barrett Feb 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Good quality meat but the rubs used seemed to contain a large amount of salt.
Venue good and equipment also good
Teacher pleasant and good

Brendon King Feb 2023


Jason was great. It was a little crowded for cooking and eating, but I enjoyed it.

Ashleigh Connell Feb 2023


The team at BBQ school were phenomenal. They ran a highly engaging class, sharing their tips and tricks with people of all experience level. The venue was also the perfect backdrop for the class. We will definitely be booking another class with BBQ school as the experience was amazing and great value.

Cooking class review by Ashleigh Connell - Newcastle

Eric Straw Feb 2023


Kenny was the best! Informative and enjoyable would definitely recommend to others and I would do another class.

David Nanayakkara Feb 2023


Que Club venue, facilities and the staff were exceptional as always. In the past, ai have booked 2 classes directly with Que Club. The recipe cards that they offer when you attend the class are exceptional. Having them while the teaching lesson is immensely valuable as you can refer to them, ask questions and make notes. Not having them upfront made this lesson less valuable. I will book lessons directly with The Que Club in the future

Lockie Beecham Jan 2023


The teacher and all the staff involved were lovely and friendly. The teacher was informative, personable and tried to include the group in the activity. The venue was great although it was a hot Brisbane day so an industrial fan or two for future Summer classes certainly wouldn't go astray. It was a fun experience but I think the value for money proposition could be improved a little (pints not pots, people!) and maybe involve the group a bit more hands-on in the actual smoking process (obviously time dictates that a lot of the preparation needs to be done in advance). Nevertheless, the reverse sear Cape Grim rump was amazing and tender, as were the smoked beef short ribs. We had a great time. Thank you.

Cooking class review by Lockie Beecham - Brisbane

Diane Stedman Jan 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Emily Rowe Jan 2023

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


The teachers were nice, the food was nice. Definitely worth one class. They sell a lot of product.

Cooking class review by Emily Rowe - Brisbane

Anna Xia Jan 2023

126 ClassBento workshops attended • 110 reviews


Today we had Pam the owner and Luci running the class. Both very accommodating and knowledgeable on BBQing. We had a prawn on sambal in a lettuce leaf, calamari on fennel, grapefruit, mesclun salad, baby snapper with a fresh crunchy salad and a whole smoked side of brined salmon, some potato salad and French fries as well. I gotta say as much as they were lovely, the food was a little on the stingy side. We almost ran out of prawns, and it was one prawn per person. The calamari we barely had two pieces each, and it’s not a super expensive piece of seafood, they could’ve just given us a bit more. It was like they knew it wasn’t enough so when it came time to sit in the restaurant and share the snapper and salmon, they gave us potato salad and French fries to fill us up.

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class review by Anna Xia - Melbourne