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BBQ School

BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

4.7 (32)
3k+

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.







Classes


American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $145

4.8 (9)

3k+

Beer and Smoking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Sun 2 May, 11am

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Sun 30 May, 11am

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $130

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

South American BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range Sat 20 Mar, 11am

location_on Marrickville

1 to 20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range Sat 6 Mar, 11am

location_on Marrickville

1 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range 6 Mar, 10 Apr

location_on Marrickville

1 to 30

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range 10 Apr, 17 Apr

location_on Marrickville

1 to 30

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range Sat 17 Apr, 11am

location_on Marrickville

1 to 30

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)

date_range Sat 24 Apr, 11am

location_on Marrickville

1 to 30

label $130

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Sun 16 May, 11am

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 24

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range 9 May, 23 May

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range 11 Apr, 23 May

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

20 to 24

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and Smoking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

South American BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Beer and Smoking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 14 Mar, 11 Apr

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

South American BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 27 Mar, 11am

location_on Fitzroy North

1 to 20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ Tapas Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy North

20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ Cooking Class for Corporate Teams

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy North / Mobile

20 to 80

label $120

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Masterchef BBQ Challenge for Corporate Teams

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy North / Mobile

20 to 80

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Corporate Olympics BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fitzroy North / Mobile

20 to 100

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

American Smoking Cooking Class

date_range 20 Mar, 10 Apr

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 30

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 13 Mar, 17 Apr

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 25

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Narrabundah

20 to 30

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 10 Apr, 10:30am

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 25

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Christmas BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Narrabundah

20 to 25

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 20 Mar, 17 Apr

location_on Bunya

1 to 20

label $145

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 10 Apr, 11am

location_on Bunya

1 to 20

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sun 18 Apr, 11am

location_on Bunya

1 to 20

label $130

3k+

4.8 stars (154+)

Beer and Smoking Class

date_range Sat 10 Apr, 3pm

location_on Bunya

1 to 20

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

South American BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bunya

20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ Cooking Class for Corporate Teams

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bunya / Mobile

20 to 80

label $120

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Masterchef BBQ Challenge for Corporate Teams

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bunya / Mobile

20 to 100

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Corporate Olympics BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bunya / Mobile

20 to 80

label $145

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 17 Apr, 11am

location_on Bunya

1 to 20

label $130

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Learn the Principles of BBQ Smoking

date_range Sat 20 Mar, 2pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

The Ultimate Bloody Mary BBQ Breakfast

date_range Sun 14 Mar, 10am

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak

date_range Thu 18 Mar, 6pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ Seafood

date_range Thu 11 Mar, 6pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+

BBQ Meat Dinner Party at Home

date_range Thu 25 Mar, 6pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

4.8 stars (154+)

3k+




Reviews

(32)



Melanie McIntosh  •  Feb 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class


Food was great, teacher was fun and approachable. Would recommend if you are interested in American style BBQ


Stephanie Kijurina  •  Feb 2021

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)


The class was really informative and the teacher was fab however we didn't get any recipes which we were told we would receive at the end! I attended today's class (Stephanie) so if I could get them please, that would be great. Thank you.


Elisabeth Besselse  •  Feb 2021

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville)


Excellent class! The team is great and the food was excellent. Definitely picked up a thing or two


Jason Bastide  •  Feb 2021

Beer and Smoking Class (Centennial Park)


Great value for money, teacher/chef was very approachable and willing to share info, tips and tricks.
Good facilities, good length class.
Very happy and warm environment.

Very much enjoyed myself.


Bryan McLennan  •  Feb 2021

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class


Shane was obviously very experienced and knowledgable about food and liked to share this knowledge. This meant we went over time to finish the day. This was not a problem for me but it could be for some. The facility was perfect for a BBQ class but the toilets were disgraceful. Obviously no-one had checked them before the class started. I loved being greeted with a beer on arrival.


Annemarie Hunt  •  Feb 2021

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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  •  Feb 2021

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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. :)


Mary Ferris  •  Jan 2021

American Smoking Cooking Class


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


Robert Gane  •  Jan 2021

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class


Class was good fun. Teachers had a good sense of humour, I learned how to cook a whole chicken and enjoyed one of the best cooked steaks I've had in ages. Will definitely be trying the other classes to have something fun to do on the weekend while picking up a few cooking tips


Dwayne Beale  •  Jan 2021

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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


Annemarie Casey  •  Jan 2021

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)


I really enjoyed the seafood BBQ course. The course was very informative with a good mix of demonstration and hands on practice. The food was also really tasty. I also learnt a lot which I am confident I can use at home on my own BBQ.


Annika Waugh  •  Dec 2020

Beer and Smoking Class (Centennial Park)


Teacher was great! Super knowledgeable. Food was awesome! Not as hands on as I thought it would be, and you only get 1 drink before they start charging you $8 per drink.


Ben Campbell  •  Dec 2020

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class


Very worthwhile and informative on all things smoking. Teacher was excellent. It is a highly recommended experience.


Kurt Forrester  •  Nov 2020

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class


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


David Leevers  •  Nov 2020

Beer and Smoking Class (Centennial Park)


Good value for money.
The Chef's were awesome, great tips and advice. Would recommend this course.


Nathan Nichols  •  Nov 2020

Meat BBQ Cooking Class


Shane was awesome. He spoke well and interacted well. Picked up quite a few new things. Worth the experience and would have no hesitation recommending it to family and friends.

Meat BBQ Cooking Class review by Nathan Nichols

Michael Redpath  •  Nov 2020

American Smoking Cooking Class


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


Jacqui Cosgrove  •  Oct 2020

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class


Wonderful afternoon. Very informative and interactive. Would highly recommend. Will most likely come and do it again.


Nicole McGowan  •  Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)


We had a great time at the Seafood BBQ course. Bill is a knowledgable and entertaining chef!


Katrina Gould  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class


Not very hands on at all. Equally nothing new to learn. This is a class for someone who does not cook at all and hasn’t even picked up a piece of seafood! Made 1 salad that was really just lettuce leaves, some fennel, grapefruit and balsamic.
But wait for itthe prawn skewers was just some curry paste with yoghurt and coriander. Didn’t even make our own curry paste!
Teacher was disorganised and did not have everything at hand.
Do not recommend and would not do a class of any sort from that venue again.


Tony Liddy  •  Sep 2020

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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.


Emma Hamilton  •  Sep 2020

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class


Funny - loved it- great knowledge, learned a lot thank you, had a very fun time and food was yummy


Stacey Jenneke  •  Aug 2020

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)


Great food, great techniques learnt. Chef made it fun with his humour. Love that I’ll be able to make the food at home too

Cooking workshop review by Stacey Jenneke

Catherine McBride  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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 and BBQ Class: Centennial Park review by Catherine McBride

Micheal Parker  •  Aug 2020

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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


Tony McDermott  •  Mar 2020

Cooking class


Seamus was a lot of fun, knew his stuff and is the ideal teacher for this kind of class.


Patricia Murtha  •  Mar 2020

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)


He engages so easily - enjoyable and learned more techniques also felt much more home like than other places i ve taken classes in which are academic and formal and teacher student show and tell but not engaging so this wonderful session resonated thank you

the teachers were from Malta and Ireland TED AND GEORGE
and it was SEAFOOD BARBEQUE IN CENTENNIAL PARK .


Patricia Troll  •  Feb 2020

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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.


Steve Curran  •  Feb 2020

American Smoking Cooking Class


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.


Suzie Karkoulas  •  Jul 2019

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)


Great class, the teacher and team were engaging, humorous explained everything clearly so we could follow the recipes. My three friends and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. We will be coming back for another class by the BBQ school in a few weeks.


Sue Morrison  •  Jun 2019

American Smoking and BBQ Class: Centennial Park


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!




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