Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park

Learn how to smoke meats and make a four-course meal



3 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $160 (or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay)

Please note: Looking to do a private class for a corporate event, birthday party or special occasion? Check out our private bbq cooking classes!

Discover the art of meat smoking at this fun, hands-on cooking class! You’ll prepare a four-course meal with beer tasting along the way. Learn the smoking essentials from a qualified smoking master at one of the most interactive meat smoking classes BBQ School offers!

When you arrive, you’ll be treated to a complimentary beer and snack as the chef and host run you through the class schedule. From there, you’ll be taught the craft of wood-smoking, how to create the perfect rubs, salts and marinades, and bringing techniques so you can get the most out of your meat. You’ll then put your own skills to the test as you prepare and cook a four-course meal of smoked meats and delicious accompaniments.

As the meat is cooking, you’ll indulge in two sample beers, where you’ll learn the different flavour profiles, what separates them, and how to utilise them in your cooking journey.

At the conclusion of the session, you and the class will indulge in the four-course meal you’ve prepared.

On the menu: 

  • Pulled hickory chicken taco with corn and avocado Salsa
  • Smoked bass strait beef short ribs with bourbon porter glaze
  • Reversed sear bass strait beef rump with chilli salt, rocket and herb oil
  • Smoked potatoes with garlic, rosemary and sour cream

These group cooking classes are perfect if you're looking for fun birthday ideas, unique ideas for a bucks party, and corporate cooking classes.

BBQ School endeavours to run all classes scheduled. However, occasionally not enough bookings are made to warrant the class proceeding or a circumstance out of our control dictates that the class will not go ahead. In these rare cases, we will contact you at least 48 hours beforehand to offer to transfer your booking to another class and date.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • We supply everything - all food, equipment, aprons and reference material.
  • You will receive one complimentary beer and two sample beers (you can purchase more at the bar on the day).
What to bring
Please wear closed-in shoes.
 
Location

Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park - Fairland Pavilion, Grand Drive, Centennial Park NSW

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class: Centennial Park location
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BBQ School
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The BBQ Cooking School

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BBQ Cooking Classes, Corporate Events & Catering. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley.

BBQ School was founded in 2004 by internationally trained chef and passionate foodie Ben Farley who identified that while many Aussies were really into cooking on the BBQ, most only had one or two recipes they knew how to cook really well.

Showing keen BBQ’ers how to prepare and confidently cook a collection of simple, effective and tasty recipes was the best way forward and so in 2004 Ben turned his back on a career in Sydney and London high profile restaurants and founded BBQ School.

In our classes, we assume no knowledge but have found that the more a student knows about BBQ cooking, the more they learn from our experienced chef presenters.

To date around 90, 000 people have been taught through the BBQ School.

Our head office is in Willoughby, Sydney but we also operate regular classes in Sydney's Centennial Park, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley and each year the School continues to grow in response to people who wish to cook with more flair when entertaining.

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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).

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.

Bob Olivier Apr 2023


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

Jeff Morehen Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Teachers were great, very friendly and helpful - all delivered in a casual and relaxed atmosphere

Mitchell Fiander Oct 2022


I was under the impression when booking this class for my husband and providing his allergy requirements that he would still be able to eat most of the food they prepare and cook. Unfortunately being allergic to dairy and majority of the meats beside the steak were all cooked in butter… and potatoes were smothered in sour cream.
Wouldn’t recommend if you have an allergy, other than that my dad who was able to enjoy the food was impressed.

Teacher's response

Hi Mitchel,
Thank you for your feedback.

Firstly, we would like to apologize that we were not able to cater to your husband's dietary requirements, we are always mindful of such things so I believe there must be an honest mistake from our team on the day. Our classes are definitely dietary-friendly and we always come up with alternative options for the customers otherwise reach out to the customers for seeking an alternative option so that is why we apologise for missing that out for your husband. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration and be more aware in our future classes. Thank you for letting us know that your father loved the class! We heard the class was great and the team loved your group! We would love to see you again in our class so we can cater to your needs as well as have another great bbq session with you guys.

Genevieve Zeeuw Jul 2022


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!

Matthew Dezius Jun 2022


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


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.

Samuel Sentongo Jun 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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

Audrey Bogdanovic May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Karan Mar 2022


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


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

Dave Manders Jan 2022


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.

John Bennett Nov 2021


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

Jason Bastide Feb 2021


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.

Annika Waugh Dec 2020


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.

David Leevers Nov 2020


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

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