Upcoming Grill Classes

grilling classes

Backyard Hero BBQ Masterclass Series – TAILGATING

Saturday, January 22 | 11:00AM | $125 

Join us for a day filled with BBQ and learn how to cook our perfected tailgate recipes!!

Immerse yourself in 5 hours of live BBQ instruction from championship BBQ experts!

Get a front row seat to a BBQ experience that will accelerate your BBQ to a new level.

Whether you want to become a backyard hero, elevate your current game, or learn competition tricks, this class covers it all.

Our instructors provide in depth real world experience into the craft of producing award winning BBQ, in a fraction of the time!

During this class you’ll learn to smoke, and get to sample, gametime recipes! We’ve loaded this class up with some of our favorites we’ve perfected over decades of BBQing.

  • Smoked Jalapeno Poppers
  • Smoked Pork Belly Asian Sliders
  • BBQ Spicy Sticky Wings
  • Pulled Pork Bombs
  • Smoked Brisket Queso
  • Budget Burnt Ends

In this class we’ll cover:

  • Meat Selection
  • Trimming
  • Injection
  • Seasoning/Flavor Profiles
  • Cooking Timelines
  • Smoker Management
  • Fuel Selection – Charcoal & Woods
  • Food Safety
  • Storing & Reheating
  • Techniques
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Competition Secrets

Class Size is Limited to 30 Students!!

Backyard Cooking with Mark Lambert

Saturday, February 12 | 11:00AM | $200 

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!

Mark will teach you all about…

Perfect Chicken

  • 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.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

  • 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.

Mastering Fire

  • 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

Backyard Hero BBQ Masterclass Series – TEXAS STYLE BBQ

Sunday, February 27 | 12:00PM | $150 

Join us for a Sunday afternoon BBQ class and learn how to cook Texas Style BBQ! Immerse yourself in 5 hours of live BBQ instruction from award winning BBQ experts! Get a front row seat to a BBQ experience that will accelerate your BBQ to a new level. Whether you want to become a backyard hero, elevate your current game, or learn competition tricks, this class covers it all. Our instructors provide in depth real world experience into the craft of producing award winning BBQ, in a fraction of the time!

During this class you’ll learn to smoke, and get to sample, Texas Style BBQ!

  • TEXAS STYLE Wagyu Beef Brisket head to head vs CAB Brisket!
  • Texas Style Pork Spare Ribs
  • Homemade Texas Hot LInks
  • Smoke Roasted Beef Tri-tip
  • Smoked Veggies
  • Texas Twinkies

 Learn how to get Q DONE QUICK on Drum Smokers! Brisket in 5 Hours!

In this class we’ll cover:

  • Meat Selection
  • Trimming
  • Injection
  • Seasoning/Flavor Profiles
  • Cooking Timelines
  • Smoker Management
  • Fuel Selection – Charcoal & Woods
  • Food Safety
  • Storing & Reheating
  • Techniques
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Competition Secrets

Class Size is Limited to 30 Students!!

Backyard Hero BBQ MasterClass Series – ALL THINGS PORK!

Sunday, March 27 | 12:00PM | $125 

About this event
Backyard Hero BBQ MasterClass Series – ALL THINGS PORK!

Presented By: Risky Brisket Championship BBQ Team.

Immerse yourself in 5 hours of live BBQ instruction from championship BBQ experts! Get a front row seat to a BBQ experience that will accelerate your BBQ to a new level. Whether you want to become a backyard hero, elevate your current game, or learn competition tricks, this class covers it all. Our instructors provide in depth real world experience into the craft of producing award winning BBQ, in a fraction of the time!

Our small class size guarantees a personalized experience for attendees and allows everyone the opportunity to sample all the items being cooked.

In this class we’ll teach you to cook:

  • Competition Style Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt)
  • Ribs – St Louis Kansas City Style
  • Ribs – Baby Back Memphis Dry Rub Style
  • Whole Pork Loin
  • Smoked Pork Belly
  • Tischler’s Market Drum Smoked Sausages

Learn how to get your Q Done Quick on Drum Smokers! Competition Quality Pork in 4 HOURS!

In this class we’ll cover:

  • Meat Selection
  • Trimming
  • Injection
  • Seasoning
  • Cooking Timelines
  • Smoker Management
  • Fuel Selection – Charcoal & Woods
  • Food Safety
  • Storing & Reheating
  • Techniques
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Competition Secrets

Class Size is Limited to 30 Students!!

MORE DETAILS

Location: Wannemaker’s Home & Garden

COVID-19 Protocols

  • We will follow Illinois guidelines for gatherings of less than 50 people
  • All Attendees are required to wear face coverings
  • Tables and chairs will be separated to adhere to social distancing
  • All surfaces will be sanitized
  • Pitmasters will wear face coverings, gloves, and sanitize regularly

Please call us at (630) 852-0700 for questions.