What to expect
- Discover the secrets to masterful smoking and grilling
- Work with pellet smokers and propane gas grills
- Smoke a variety of meats including pork, chicken, and brisket
- Become the master of your grill
About this Activity
With a professional grill master guiding you along the way, you'll learn the best grilling and smoking techniques while smoking meats using two different types of pellet smokers (options include a Traeger, Grilla, One Big Easy, One Big Green Egg) and propane gas grills.
Throughout the day, you'll learn to smoke such cookout favorites as pulled pork, pork tenderloin, brisket, chicken, sweet potatoes and stuffed peppers.
And by the end of class, you'll develop a variety of exceptional skills to take back to your home grill!
Note: Class size is up to 28 people, with a required minimum of 14 students per class. If less than 14 students sign up, you will be asked to reschedule to a date where more than 10 students are available or receive a refund.
|Price||$170.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||6 hours|
|Rating||19 positive reviews|
Tammi L.Smoking and Grilling August 31, 2016
This was so much fun. There was a huge selection of grills and smokers which were all utilized and knowledgeable staff to answer those questions you always wanted to ask.
They prepared a vast selections of foods from main courses, side dishes and even desserts on the grills. I had purchased a Traeger and was a little intimidated by it, but they set me on the right tract and I've been a grilling smoking monster since I've been to the class.
Ed W.Smoking and Grilling August 31, 2016
Stu and Cam were amazing instructors for the intro class. There was quite a bit of information overload during the short 6 hours of class. Fortunately the PowerPoint slides are available for sale. I've already implemented changes to my grilling technique. My fiancé, daughter and friends have agreed that my cooking is much better. My friends and I are going to take more classes.
Diana B.Smoking and Grilling August 6, 2016
Loved this experience! Learned a lot & Stu is very entertaining while he captivates his entire class!!! Food was amazing, & lots of it.
Mark L.Smoking and Grilling August 6, 2016
I took the 6 hr Smoking and Grilling class. Full class with 28 attendees. Stu was the instructor. Lots of great information... bring a pad to take notes! Class was well structured, fast paced and very hands on. Covered a multitude of meats and veggies to prepare and cook. No slack time. Lots to eat but eating doesn't happen till about 4 hrs in. Don't go in starving or it will be a long wait!
I would recommend this class if you have some experience and knowledge and want to up your game. I would definitely attend another of their classes and plan on it in the future!
Tiffany D.Smoking and Grilling June 5, 2016
The class is 6 hours of information and different hands on activities. While you do not do a lot of the actual grilling on the grill, you do learn how to prep your meat, season your meat, and what temperatures you should cook different meats at. It's literally so much information that you stay busy the entire 6 hours. Cam is also funny and fun and makes the class interesting where you want to learn and don't get bored. Cam also prepared some pulled pork and some brisket before class that we ate at the end of class and boy oh boy, that was some DANG GOOD BBQ! These were the best meats that were made the entire class. So tender and flavorful!! During this class you make a ton of food and different vegetables to eat with the meal. To name a few if not all would be: chicken wings, pork tenderloin, brisket, pulled pork, chicken (butterflied), beer/soda can chicken, ribs (style 1), ribs (style 2), stuffed peppers, potatoes (sweet and russet potatoes), squash (spaghetti squash & acorn squash), cabbage, and cinnamon/sugar apples. I "think" that's everything. Lol.
While this class was super informative and fun I do have one suggestion. During this class you make A LOT of food. It's normally a class for 26 but our class only had 13 so it was double the food. The class started at 1 PM and we didn't eat until approx. 5-5:30 PM for the first time and again around 6:30-6:45 PM the final time. My one suggestion would be to space out the eating a little better. One so your not waiting till 4 hours into the class to eat and second at the end you don't have a ton of food to eat and your practically to stuffed to really enjoy the food. Most people will not eat a lot before coming into the class because it says you will make a lot of food therefore people are hungry. Maybe eating at sooner times would help a little more to space out the portions and all the food. Other than that I don't have any complaints. It didn't bother me to not do the actual "grilling" because it's so much information to know about the basics of grilling before even putting the food on the grill. I was happy just to gain knowledge of the basics. You have to understand that while the actual grilling is fun it's important to know the basics or you won't come out with a good product.
Overall, this class is a great introduction to BBQ and grilling. Job well done by the team! I really appreciate the class and the information being given out during the class. Thanks a bunch Seattle BBQ and Grilling School for a fun afternoon experience for my husband and I and teaching a great class!!
Ani K K.Smoking and Grilling May 23, 2016
I was a little apprehensive at first in trying to schedule a date into a packed calendar to potentially have to spend hours with bunch of BBQ Bi... braggarts boasting about how much they know about grilling and smoking. This was not the case in my experience. The class was easy to reserve online. The Southcenter location is very central and yet out of the way from parking issues.
The class provided a packed and diverse group of participants, entertainment and most of all an extremely well-rounded amount of information. Specifically, Stu gave a great overview of food and "kitchen/smoker" safety, techniques with various type of foods preparation and smoking and grilling, and detailed information on the pros/cons of equipment (specifically smokers). The class would be very helpful to anyone looking to purchase a smoker as the class provides a lot of hands-on experience along with Stu's insight.
The six hours goes rather quick and seems to pick up over the day. So, bringing a notepad along with a container for leftovers is highly recommended equipment to best extend your experience. Of course, DVDs and the whole spectrum of grilling equipment is available for purchase after the class in case you want to start or expand your arsenal. Stu's delivery, humor, and ability to share his worldly expertise inside and out of the kitchen provides an atmosphere that even a vegetarian would love. He's also very approachable throughout the entire class if you have questions regarding what your learning and doing and/or with your domestic operation.
This is a great idea for something to do on your own, with some friends or even for a private party. There always deals online. But, it is a good idea to work with them directly as well.
Eric R.Smoking and Grilling May 7, 2016
Wow, that was a fun grilling 101 class. I learned a great deal about smoking and temperature and prep work. And, I learned how the mysterious "stall" works when a big piece of meat gets stuck at 160 degrees. The course covered cooking ribs, brisket and pork shoulder, it covered cutting meats. It was also quite hands-on as we were given tasks in groups. Also, we got to have some sense of completion in our tasks in two regards. One was we fancied up some store-bought bbq sauce, which I thought was a pretty stupid lesson, but then after it was left to simmer on the stove all day, it did make a big difference. And then we learned "steamed ribs," which I had never thought of, but it's a great way to get fall-off-the-bone ribs without a smoker or spending 6 hours.
Some minor criticisms, though:
--The instructor taught from a PowerPoint. It was almost unreadable. Too many words, all too small.
--The smoked ribs came out dry and stringy. There was plenty of other good food to eat, but this would have been a good teaching moment as to what caused that and how to prevent it. But, I don't think the instructor actually tried a rib himself. He seemed awfully rushed whenever he talked.
--The instructor did too much "selling" of items and methods. "If you're doing it this way, well stop immediately because this is so much better." And his "better" method or device might get you a 5 percent improvement, if you can notice it. Ok to talk that way once in a while, but it's awfully tiring to hear for several hours from someone who already has your money. Was looking for more explaining than selling.
Tory T.Smoking and Grilling May 2, 2016
Spent some great time last Sunday with Stu learning some great smoking (and grilling) techniques. The atmosphere was laid back and we had a lot of fun while learning. I recommend this class to anyone who owns a grill or a smoker - you will learn something to make you better!
David N.Smoking and Grilling April 2, 2016
Did the Grilling and Smoking 101 class earlier today with Stu along with my wife who does not typically participate with the grilling and smoking but said she'd come anyways.
I wasn't sure what we'd be doing for 6 whole hours, but there honestly isn't much downtime. You do end up getting to eat what gets made which for us consisted of:
Ribs done two different ways (3-2-1 and steamed/grilled)
Whole Chickens done two ways (standing up and spatchcocked)
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
It's quite a bit of food really.
The information provided covers nearly all the basic smokers and grills on the market, with some tips for specific popular brands (Big Green Eggs, Traegars, Green Mountain, etc.). That said, it was class of nearly 30 so even for that much food not everybody is preparing every dish - generally you're probably only going to be dealing with about a quarter of the dishes yourself and watching other groups work on other things. Fortunately they said they will email the recipes out later.
-Lots of food, ability to try many different barbeque/grilled dishes and see them made
-Engaging once the hands-on gets going
-Stu really knows his stuff
-I'm definitely going to be able to use a lot of the stuff I learned to improve my own cooking
-Stu right off the bat says he's a conservative who is prone to telling off-color jokes. I'd give him a 50/50 on somewhat funny jokes to just bad jokes. He's very charismatic and knows his stuff, but plan to take some things with a grain of salt from him - he's like that older uncle at a family reunion (you know the one).
-The first hour is powerpoint and basics and covers very basic stuff and was a bit dull. Granted, it is a "101" class so they assume people may not know anything coming in. It does pick up a lot after that once you get hands-on, and then just keeps going strong for the rest of the time
Lauren T.Smoking and Grilling March 20, 2016
My fiancé and I took the "Grilling and Smoking 101" class this weekend with Mike. While a lot of the information covered in this course was not new for us the class was well organized and contained a lot of information for the new griller. Mike was very engaging, knowledgeable and we were able to gain lots of knowledge around smoking, which was our great interest.
We were able to see multiple grills and smokers in use which was great for us. They have a lot of products available for purchase as well as answered lots of individual questions.
We enjoyed the group atmosphere, hands on cooking we were able to participate in and watch others complete prep. We took a lot of information away from the other participants who shared stories, tips and tricks of what they liked and didn't like about their grilling and smoking experiences.
All in all a great experience and we will be back to take the 201 class in the near future! If you're thinking about it, it's worth it no matter what your grilling or smoking experience may be.
Brett M.Smoking and Grilling November 27, 2015
Great class, learned allot of new techniques on which type of grill to use, when to use it and most importantly why. Garrett was our instructor and for a man that owns 15 different bbqs, he knows allot and is gracious about sharing his knowledge.
Highly recommended great for beginners and even those who have been grilling for a while can learn allot.
Neil W.Smoking and Grilling November 23, 2015
This is a good basic smoker recipe class, but the actual cooking process still remains a mystery.
I had a good time. I mean how could you not have a good time; talking about smoked meats, drinking beer, eating smoked meats. The recipes were very basic. You are not getting anything crazy or mind blowing; just good rubs.
The food was fine. The prep techniques were good; some were new and some were old to me. I would have like a little more time with the smokers. I really was hoping to understand the nuances of temperate control. They touched lightly on the subjects, but I didn't take any cooking techniques home, just prep. I do acknowledge that there are time constraints.
The staff was very friendly and engaging.
This was a great activity to do with friends and family.
Erin G.Smoking and Grilling October 18, 2015
What a day!!!! I thought 6 hours, what the heck I am going to be doing for six hours. There was no end to the excitement and wow the food. I cannot say enough good stuff about these guys, I think my only recommendation would be slow down or cook a few less things. Most folks were given a job to keep a track of various food items, but the chef was still showing how to prepare other dishes. However they said they were sending out a email with all of the recipes, so I will update when that happens.
Anyhow the class goes like this...power-point on the does and don't of grilling, start prepping some dishes, get the grills going, talk about the types of grills and smokers and start cooking. Again the best way to go to one of these classes is to get a bunch of friends to go with. They let you bring your beverages and really is the most fun I have had with a bunch of strangers in a long time.
Ultimately I learned a bunch and will definitely be back for a few more courses and they even provide in home cooking too, so once I get my smoker I think I am definitely going to try that. Anyhow if you want to learn about BBQ and grilling plus much more definitely give them a try. What a blast, great job guys!!!!
Stephen B.Smoking and Grilling October 16, 2015
Great way to spend a day! I was given the 6 hour BBQ and grilling class (101) as a gift, and had a great time. Cam and Ashley do an excellent job of teaching and managing the class - very impressive considering the number of grills and BBQs they have fired up at one time. I learned a lot, and met some really nice folks - did not leave hungry as you get to chow down on all the great food that you prepare. Looking forward to the next class!
Patrick S.Fish and Seafood BBQ October 4, 2015
Lots of fun. We came up as a group. We learned lots of great techniques. It is in a small group atmosphere so it is very interactive.
The greatest part is eating what you cooked.
Bring an appetite because there is lots of food.
Cindy F.Fish and Seafood BBQ October 4, 2015
Lots of fun. Lots of great info. Lots of food! Our instructor Cam was a great teacher and a funny guy. We had a great time. I would recommend this class to anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to pick up some new skills.
Tracey L.Smoking and Grilling September 18, 2015
I took the 101 grilling and smoking class. I believe our instructor's was named Eric. He was a wealth of information! I learned so much! I read a review where someone was disappointed that he didn't have the opportunity to be at the grills. Well, I'm fine with that. My goal was to learn as much as possible about food prep, seasoning, etc. I know how to use my Big Green Egg already. I found a couple of awesome new accessories which I purchased very reasonable prices. I've registered for the 201 class and can't wait! My only complaint is that everything seemed a little disorganized at the very beginning of the class.
Mia C.Fish and Seafood BBQ September 18, 2015
Loved this class ... learned a lot .... ate a lot. Cam was a great instructor. My husband and I and two friends had the best time. Lots of really good and useful information.
This class is going to be a great wedding present for my brother. The only negative comment is they run the class March - October .. now we have to wait until next year to get into another class!
Dana S.Fish and Seafood BBQ June 22, 2015
Just saying...buying this voucher for my husband for Father's Day = HERO STATUS!
Craig loved, loved, loved the class! The instructors were amazing, the food was terrific, and he had a great time! Craig loves to grill and bbq and he still learned a ton. As he said, "They had something for everyone. They really helped tie up the loose ends. You know, those details you don't see on the shows or read in the books". All I can say is that my Ahi tuna, using the little trick they told him about was INCREDIBLE! Please tell me there will be a second class? He would sign up in an instant! Thank you, thank you!