BBQ School, cooking teacher

BBQ School

BBQ School

The BBQ Cooking School

4.7 (134)
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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.






Classes


American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $150

4.7 (21)

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $135

5.0 (7)

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park

date_range 9 Oct, 23 Oct

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 60

label $150

4.8 (12)

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)

date_range 21 Aug, 11 Sep

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 24

label $135

4.8 (5)

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $150

5.0 (2)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Sun 16 Oct, 11am

location_on Centennial Park

1 to 30

label $135

4.8 (4)

Middle Eastern BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

20

label $135

Christmas BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Centennial Park

20

label $145

4.5 (2)

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pokolbin

1 to 30

label $150

5.0 (2)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $135

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $135

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $150

Beer and Smoking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20 to 30

label $145

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Hunter Valley

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pokolbin

20

label $145

Beer Tasting and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class - Canberra

date_range 24 Sep, 15 Oct

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 20

label $150

5.0 (1)

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 30

label $150

4.9 (17)

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 29 Oct, 10:30am

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 25

label $150

4.8 (6)

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 3 Sep, 8 Oct

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 25

label $135

4.7 (3)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 24 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Narrabundah

1 to 30

label $135

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Canberra

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Narrabundah

20

label $145

5.0 (1)

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Woolloongabba

1 to 20

label $150

4.7 (20)

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 17 Sep, 22 Oct

location_on Woolloongabba

1 to 20

label $150

4.5 (2)

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 17 Sep, 15 Oct

location_on Woolloongabba

1 to 20

label $150

5.0 (4)

Meat BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Sat 10 Sep, 11am

location_on Woolloongabba

1 to 20

label $135

4.5 (2)

South American BBQ Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Woolloongabba

20

label $135

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

date_range 13 Aug, 24 Sep

location_on Woolloongabba

1 to 20

label $135

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Brisbane

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Woolloongabba

20

label $145

4.0 (1)

Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ Seafood

date_range Thu 11 Aug, 2pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

5.0 (1)

Learn the Principles of BBQ Smoking

date_range Thu 25 Aug, 2pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 200

label $65 - $100

5.0 (1)

BBQ Meat Dinner Party at Home

date_range Thu 18 Aug, 2pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $65 - $100

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100

5.0 (2)

The Ultimate Bloody Mary BBQ Breakfast

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 30

label $65 - $100




Reviews

(134)



Rosemary Plain Aug 2022

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Teachers were good, knowledgeable and easy to understand. The food was really delicious - a bit rare for me, but still yum (especially the spuds).


Vesna Karasicevic Aug 2022

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



The experience was unique. The chefs were very knowledgeable and the fact that it was an interactive class made it even more enjoyable. Thank you !


Stephen Hawkins Aug 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



The teacher was very professional, clear in his presentation and happy to answer lots of questions. I’m an experienced BBQer but still learnt a lot and the involvement of the class in preparing the food was fun. I also bought the knife sharpener and rubs and am very happy with them. One suggestion would be only do one fish course instead of two. In summary, a fun informative day that we really enjoyed.


Brian Cunningham Aug 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Margaret-Anne Faulds Jul 2022

Christmas BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Loved our day at the Christmas Barbecue Cooking class. Our teachers, Ross and Danielle were great, imparted great tips, made it look easy and were so friendly. Learned some great tips to make Christmas easy and then we got to eat a DELICIOUS lunch.


Genevieve Zeeuw Jul 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



I had a great time, the teacher was very friendly and informative - I didn't know anything about smoking so was happy to leave with some knowledge on how to get started!


My Rockstar Jul 2022

Christmas BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Really enjoyed the class, Ross was great & gained lots of helpful tips re cooking techniques. The salad and prawns were the definite stand outs recipe wise, the glazed ham was also lovely.


Sarah Schoonwater Jul 2022

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Canberra



Class delivered in a friendly encouraging manner. Everyone is included and confidence built up. I will definitely be doing another class.


Tracey Grobbelaar Jul 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class



Ben was amazing, shared his wealth of knowledge clearly and cheerfully. Food was absolutely delicious, particularly the prawn skewer and squid! Already planning our next BBQ class, wound highly recommend.


Narelle Hegarty Jul 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Tim O'Reilly Jul 2022

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)



Great knowledge, skill, execution, and food. Farofa tasty but weird. Spinalus excellent. Enjoyed the lunch.


Matt Bennett Jul 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Michael Karp Jul 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


David Huynh Jun 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class



Was a good class. Well delivered and provided hands on experience. Instructor was very knowledgeable.


David Pierce Jun 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Ben was a good teacher he focused on fun activity keeping me engaged in learning about cooking. The venue was appropriate and the staff friendly. Ben’s assistant (sous chef), Ken was also a good teacher. The experience was excellent value for money.

Cooking workshop review by David Pierce


Matthew Dezius Jun 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Ross was a great instructor and really helped with understanding the principles of cooking. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend. Worth what you pay


Allen Jun 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Great class no matter what level of bbq cooking experience you have. Very knowledgeable teschers who answer any questions no matter how silly they may be.


Chris Garvin Jun 2022

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Great teacher and friendly staff. Class used good quilty food and beer and is value for money. Definitely a good day out.


Samuel Sentongo Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Teachers were great and they encouraged us to ask loads of questions. that was helpful.


Laurie Men Jun 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Gifted to Dad and three adult sons. Teacher was knowledgeable, happy to share tricks and secrets. Great afternoon, great food.


Janelle Hill Jun 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Great, down to earth teacher and support team. Venue was good with ample parking. Thanks

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Janelle Hill Sydney


Dianne Holman Jun 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Excellent teacher and support staff. Very practical with ideas and recipes easy. Very clearly explained and lots of good information. Good generous and portions very generous. Highly recommended!

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Dianne Holman


Narelle Boyd Jun 2022

Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ Seafood



Fantastic Teacher ! great menu ! I learned alot more about seafood and feel confident in cooking it on a barbie now !


Anna Huppauf Jun 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Audrey Bogdanovic May 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Overall a great afternoon out, the teacher was very knowledgeable, great for those who dont want to get too hands on.


Hamish Lorimer May 2022

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



The whole team and set up was great. The teachers were amazing, made it a really fun day Thank you


Mark Cramer-Roberts May 2022

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Great teachers. Very knowledgeable and eager to teach. Excellent tips throughout the day. It was great to have both a chef and a butcher combo. Everything about meat was covered.


Jeanne Carpenter May 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class



The teacher was good. He was happy to answer questions and smokers and meat preparation


Sarah Maclennan May 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Jayson Pereira May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Cooking class



It was such a fun and enjoyable evening. Both the instructors were very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had. We were able to get hands on experience as well, which was good. Best part was they used their experience to answer the questions. The downside was the location. It was a little hard to find and quite easy to miss. All in all, was glad I signed up and looking forward to getting started on my own smoking adventures


Duncan Mitchel May 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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

Cooking workshop review by Christian Jones Sydney


Chris Kunze May 2022

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



The class was fantastic! Learnt so many different techniques on the BBQ. It was super interactive and the teacher was professional, and very knowledgeable. Very impressed with the value for money. I had a fantastic time and I can't wait to do the next class!


William Redfern May 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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.


Timothy Blick May 2022

Meat BBQ Cooking Class



Our teacher was fantastic, a bucket of laughs, knowledgeable and exciting. I wish the class was slightly smaller and we got the chance to do a bit more prep and cooking but overall was a fantastic experience to give me more tips to improve my BBQing. Definitely recommend.

Meat BBQ Cooking Class review by Timothy Blick Sydney


Linda McLean Apr 2022

Cooking class



Great value for money, highly recommend the class. Very informative with lots of tips and skills for smoking. John and Ted are very experienced and have a lot of knowledge to share. Very friendly and welcoming. Thank you, we will definitely be back to try another cooking class.


Declan Daly Apr 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



It was a really great class - everyone was really knowledgeable as well as being really great fun and a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was encouraged to get involved to their level of comfort. I thoroughly recommend it, and am already planning our next class.


Julie Cuskelly Apr 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



The class was very light hearted , but still very informative the food was cooked to perfection


Karan Mar 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



The whole experience was engaging and enjoyable. We were given loads of free alcohol throught and the instructors were very knowledgeable and eager to share their expertise. We also got very hands on with the preparation which was a nice touch


Pavitra Vobilisetty Mar 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



The Chefs were awesome! We get to only be hands-on with the sides and not with the actual meat.


Carolina Falce Mar 2022

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)



I bought it for my partner and I. The class was very nice - we didn’t see the time go by as it was very enjoyable. Teacher and staff were great, fun and knew a lot about BBQs, Meat etc. We had such a pretty view of Centennial Park. Also we absolutely love the food. Super recommend it!


Alice Heininger Mar 2022

Beer Tasting and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class - Canberra



The venue was noisy, but central and open and have us lots of space to look around and have good setup. The teacher was Cleary very experienced and had a lot of really great anecdotes. He gave us a lot of pointers and advice through the lesson. The food was delicious and surprisingly approachable- I am looking forward to trying it at home, especially the reverse seared steak and short ribs. I bought some of the rub at the end of the lesson which smells delicious.


Robbie Buchanan Mar 2022

Cooking class



It was great learning about smoking bbq - lots of fun with Ben and John Robbie


Jack Storie Mar 2022

BBQ and Beer Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Great trainers, lots of fun, superb food! Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes to BBQ.


Thomas Hirst Mar 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Peter Lavender Feb 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Alice Blackshaw Feb 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class



Scott was amazing, shared his wealth of knowledge clearly and cheerfully. Food itself was absolutely fantastic, just wait for that snapper! Already planning our next class, wound highly recommend.


Ken Falls Feb 2022

Cooking class



Had a fantastic time, Ted, Matt and Alisha gave us the perfect afternoon, full of amazing food and cooking tips!

Meat BBQ Cooking Class (Marrickville) review by Ken Falls


Tony Urwin Feb 2022

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Bought this class for my husband’s birthday, my son also went along and had a great time. Learned a lot about bbqing and pairing meat with beers. Would definitely book again.


Mikael Strand Feb 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I got a lot out of the class and I'm looking forward to applying some new knowledge. Thanks!


Karl Brown Feb 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Alannah Murray Feb 2022

Cooking class



Great fun - my husband and I were complete novices and learned a lot. You will be eating the incredible food at the end so don’t book a dinner for afterwards! Thanks for a great class team


Dion Borg Jan 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Shane was excellent very knowledgeable guy. I learnt a lot from him. The food was amazing. Highly recommend attending this class if you want to learn more about smoking and BBQ.

Cooking workshop review by Dion Borg


Dave Manders Jan 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Fabulous presentation/demonstrations by the chefs. Well run program. We learned some great tips on bbq smoking! The venue was set in Centennial Park, a beautiful spot. Highly recommended.


Michael Patterson Jan 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Maximilian Schwerin Jan 2022

Cooking class



Teacher did an amazing job at teaching us and imparting his knowledge. The whole after was good!


Brett McLachlan Jan 2022

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Michelle Dan Jan 2022

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class



This class was a birthday present for my Husband . He said it was the best present ever . The teacher was fantastic and shared his knowledge with everyone . The food used was top quality . My husband is excited to do another course .


Nigel Perger Jan 2022

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class



Scott oozed experience, ably assisted by John. I really wanted more chef techniques and skill tips. I enjoyed the session but didn’t really learn much


Paul Gabriel Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Great tasting food and beer, well organised and friendly instructor. The class was enjoyable and I learnt a few things for my next BBQ.


Adam Luchjenbroers Jan 2022

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Andrew Collins Dec 2021

BBQ Christmas Cooking Class - Brisbane



Teacher was great, venue was good, but was made uncomfortable due to lack of shade, overall good.


Lachlan Harding Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



I bought tickets for this class for my son who took his father with him. Both raved about the skills of the teacher, the tips and techniques they picked up, and the fun way it was presented. The cookbook received after the class is excellent.


Andrew Brierley Nov 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Great to learn new techniques. Shane was very funny but knowledgeable. Could do withbar service upstairs.


Janet Munro Nov 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



The instructor, Shane, was very engaging and fun. He was quite willing to answer questions, and included students in the prep of the end result. His assistants were completely on the ball and made sure we were comfortable. Some of the smoker grills may be somewhat out of my price range but it was still worth learning the ins and outs of how to use them. I would recommend the class, by all means.


John Bennett Nov 2021

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park



Very enjoyable experience. Tasty food, relaxed atmosphere. A great place to hold such an event.


Alex Irvine Nov 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



The teacher was fantastic, really engaging, funny and clearly knew his stuff! The food was delicious and we learnt a lot. The only downside was the actual venue; the stools were super uncomfortable especially as we didn't have a table to lean on, and it was difficult to get out of the sun for a portion of the class (we didn't realise it was an outdoor event so had no hat or sunscreen on us). Other than that, really good overall.


Karla Simpson Oct 2021

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Really enjoyed the class. I learnt a lot. Shano did a great job. Thanks Shane


Lisa Pichler Oct 2021

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Learn the Principles of BBQ Smoking



This was a relaxed class. Some prep before hand but that was expected. The teacher answered all the questions and guided us through it. I learned a lot about temperature and smoking. It was a great class and I would recommend for anyone that wants to jump that hurdle into smoking and BBQ. Thank you!


Kirk Wilson Sep 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Great value, Has put the fire back into my Low & Slow cooking. Plenty of questions that were asked and Shane answered all. Good time, good laughs and great group. Will book into another course or two.


Paul Trace Sep 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Great course. Relaxed and fun environment. Would be awesome to do for a group function

Cooking workshop review by Paul Trace Sydney


Jonathan Yin Sep 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



best cooking class. nice food and a great, profressional teacher. would want to attend again


Andrew Dickson Sep 2021

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Shano was fantastic as he simplified everything and made it enjoyable. His staff were on cue as well, very polite and efficient service.


Liz Boge Sep 2021

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



my husband and son did this together for fathers day- they both thought it was fantastic!


Wan Choong Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak



Excellent instructions sprinkled with gems of cooking tips from start to end delivered by Chef Ben Farley!


Steven Tavani Jul 2021

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Ruby Jehu Jul 2021

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak



This was a really enjoyable and relaxed learning class! Ben was a great teacher! I learnt so much about cooking steak, the perfect mash potato and how to make an amazing red wine jus. I will definitely be cooking these recipes again. Highly recommend!

Cooking workshop review by Ruby Jehu


Amanda Phillpotts Jul 2021

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class



Shane was funny, willing to share his experience to all. Great produce , excellent afternoon . Enjoyed by all of us.


Christine Bates Jul 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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.


Wayland Howard Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Cooking class



I thought this class was really good value for money. We learnt some great tips and ate some delicious food. We found both teachers to be very professional and clearly knowledgeable in their field. I would recommend taking this class for a fun and interesting introduction to south American BBQ cooking.


Jennifer Suen Jun 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Bought this as an anniversary gift for my husband as he has recently been interested in Smoking meat as a hobby. I went along as a fun event to enjoy together and learn a bit about hubby's hobby. There was not very much hands on experience. Mainly just watching the chef explain the process. Would have liked to be more involved with preparation. otherwise food was great, left feeling full. wish we could receive the recipes for all the dishes that were made. given the time of day and season, it got dark very quickly so outdoor lighting or heating  + more


Roger McIntosh May 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Teacher was amazing and the food was spectacular. Very central location with good parking Highly recommended

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Roger McIntosh


Michael Ben May 2021

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)



Great, knowledgeable teacher - thank you! Great venue with all that is needed at hand. Will be back


Jiamei Du May 2021

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)



The chefs were very nice and patient. Class was fun and we have a delicious lunch at the end.

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park) review by Jiamei Du Sydney


Kevin Kelly May 2021

Cooking class



Good personalities and communicators. BUT all of us were beginner smokers and would have benefited from much more technical details about the smoking process. Briquettes vs coal. Do you add coal if the temp drops?. What if it gets too hot? What does smoke do to meat? Can you have too much smoke? Are there easy and difficult cuts? There are different shape and size smokers, what do they do. Then show us the meat prep, then the half way wrap then give us a feed. I enjoyed the day but could have learned a lot more.


Robert Kamai May 2021

Cooking class



Everything was super amazing! Very informativeBen and John shared a lot of their wealth of knowledge. The whole team was super amazing, constantly checking on all participants. We did find this class very helpful. We will definitely do another class. If you are looking for a perfect gift for someone who likes hands on activities. This is it


Briellyn Trethewy Apr 2021

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Denzil Saldanha Apr 2021

Cooking class



BBQ school really shines at teaching you skills you need to ace barbequeing at home. The class was really fun and interactive. Ben is a really amazing teacher and does keep the session quite interesting. Would definitely recommend this class! Planning on taking a couple more of classes from them to build up on my bbq skills

Cooking workshop review by Denzil Saldanha


Gerard Apr 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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  + more

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class review by Gerard


Richard Wyche Apr 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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 Sydney


Charmaine Wright Apr 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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


Margaret Wood Apr 2021

Cooking class



An extremely, engaging, enjoyable, educational, entertaining culinary class delivered by two exceptional informative impressive and sincere professionals who clearly know their craft and how to be effective to teach how to BBQ best. Seriously , a great day, learned heaps, where the format and venue was great and most of all I was even impressed with the my own cooking after I had learned what to  + more

Beer and BBQ Cooking Class review by Margaret Wood


Rosanne Burkhart Apr 2021

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class (Centennial Park)



Picked up some exceptional tips on bbq seafood. Ross and team gave us an excellent time and lovely meal to complete the afternoon.


Clare Thomas Apr 2021

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Michael Handley Mar 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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.


Maria Aram Mar 2021

Cooking class



It was supposed to be an enjoyable birthday gift for my husband but didn't live up to the expectations and previous reviews. 25 people in the class and a function next to them so they could hardly hear anything. Plus there wasn't actual lessons to be learnt. Definitely not worth the price I guess. I feel bad for gifting him such a less than ordinary experience.


Glenn Stroud Mar 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



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

Cooking workshop review by Glenn Stroud


Louise Rheinberger Mar 2021

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Allison Smith Mar 2021

American Smoking BBQ Class: Centennial Park



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


Jess Torpey Feb 2021

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Class



Shane was fantastic and extremely knowledgable. It was a great course everything ran really well. Thank you!


Kate Jenkins Feb 2021

South American BBQ Class (Centennial Park)



Really fun class, opportunities for everyone to get involved and a delicious lunch at the end of it!


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

Cooking class



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

Cooking class



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


Jason Bastide Feb 2021

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking 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 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 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 BBQ Cooking Class



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


Robert Gane Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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


Micheal Parker Aug 2020

American Smoking 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 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 BBQ 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 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.  + more




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