Hands on Grilling Boot camp

Grilling Boot Camp: Menu #1

Join us for our comprehensive all-day, hands-on grilling workshop. Master the ins and outs of grilling with charcoal, gas and wood while learning tips and methods in brining, marinating, slow cooking, smoking, dry and wet rubs. You will leave this class feeling "fired up" for an adventurous grilling season. Jump on board, whether you're a novice or a weekend warrior!


  • Smoked Spatchcocked Chicken with Alabama White BBQ Sauce
  • Spice-Rubbed Steaks with Smoked Tomato-Chili Sauce
  • Whole Grilled Trout with Grainy Mustard Sauce and Fennel-White Bean Salad
  • Cider-Brined Bone-In Pork Chops with Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad
  • Grilled Pizza with Spicy Sausage, Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese
  • Wood-Fired Seasonal Fruit Cobbler

Skills covered in class:

  • Setting up and maintaining a charcoal grill
  • Cooking over direct and indirect heat
  • Brining, marinating, rubbing and smoking
  • Selecting poultry, beef, fish and pork
  • Determining meat and fish doneness
  • Baking on a charcoal grill
  • Balancing flavors
  • Grilling vegetables
  • Rolling out and grilling pizza
  • Using a pizza peel and pizza stone
  • Roasting peppers
  • Making fruit fillings

Grilling Boot Camp takes place outdoors on our patio and is therefore subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. In the event of a cancellation, all participants will be contacted by phone the day before class to reschedule.


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