Backyard Cooking with Mark Lambert

Get your apron on, because you’re invited to Backyard Cooking with Mark Lambert on Saturday, February 12th, 11am-4pm.

A firebrand personality and a genuine guru of all things BBQ, World-Champion Pitmaster Mark Lambert will take you and your classmates on a four-hour culinary journey, dishing out his fundamental and advanced techniques for cooking chicken and ribs.

Along the way, you’ll learn all the juicy secrets Mark has worked decades to master—a set of simple yet deliciously effective
techniques that you can use at home.

WARNING: This is not your mama’s cooking class!

What: Backyard Cooking with Mark Lambert
When: 12-4PM Saturday, February 12th
Where: Wannemaker’s in Downers Grove
Price: $200


How to cook a spatchcocked chicken.
How to break down chicken into its pieces and cook them to perfection.
How to inject and season your chicken for the best results.

How to select and trim your ribs.
How to season and sauce.
How to smoke and spritz.
How to determine tenderness of the perfect rib.

How to select the right type of charcoal.
How to manage your fire.

Mark Lambert’s Winning Credentials

  • 4-Time MIM Pork Shoulder World Champion
  • 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ World Champion
  • 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Reserve Champion
  • 1st Place Rib Winner 2017 American Royal
  • 3rd Place Chicken 2016 American Royal
  • 2018 World Food Championship BBQ Reserve Champion