Hands on Grilling Boot camp

Hands-On Grilling Boot Camp

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!


  • Brined and Smoked Jerk Chicken Thighs with Grilled Pineapple Slaw  
  • BBQ Ribs with Chipotle-Cherry BBQ Sauce 
  • Whole Grilled Trout with Grainy Mustard Sauce and Grilled Fennel-White Bean Salad
  • Grilled Strip Steaks with Charred Scallion Sauce and Grilled Steak Fries 
  • Grilled Pizza with Charred Peppers, Zucchini and Goat Cheese
  • Wood Fired Stone Fruit Bread Pudding

Skills covered in class:

  • Setting up and maintaining a charcoal grill
  • Cooking over direct and indirect heat
  • Marinating, brining, rubbing and smoking
  • Selecting chicken, pork ribs, fish and beef
  • Determining protein doneness
  • Working with fresh herbs and spices
  • Baking on a charcoal grill
  • Balancing flavors
  • Grilling fruits and vegetables

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to five and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.
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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