Have you ever taken a cooking class? Not one you watch, but one you actually cook in? If not, please do, because Barbecue World Cooking Classes are SO MUCH FUN!
If you love cooking, in particular grilling, there is always something new and exciting to learn. There is so much more to cooking than hot dogs and burgers on the barbecue. Have you visited Barbecue World?
My husband was ecstatic when one of these super duper stores opened in our area. Literally a 10 minute drive to his barbecue “candy store”. Everything you need (or in his case want, his wish list is growing) you can find in this store.
A huge variety of cooking methods is right there for you to see and touch. Gas grills, pellet smokers, kamado cookers, and portables. Brands include Napoleon, Weber, Kamado Joe, Big Green Egg, Primo, Crown Verity and Hestan, just to name a few. Everything from pig roasters to pizza ovens, stuff you didn’t even know existed is here for you to see. You will be in awe when you walk in the door.
It doesn’t stop there either. Patio furniture, fire pits, fireplaces and wood stoves galore. Any BBQ accessory you can imagine, tools, cast iron pans, charcoal, wood pellets, seasonings, spices, and rubs. It really is a one stop shop for your grilling and outdoor entertaining needs.
I will admit, when hubby says he is going to Barbecue World, I jump in the car too. There is always something I am interested in looking at, and I have to keep him in check so he doesn’t come home with too much stuff!
WHAT IS BARBECUE U??
Now let’s talk about my favourite part, Barbecue U. Have you ever taken an “interactive cooking class”? OMG, so much fun. Instead of going out to dinner, let a professional chef guide you through a fun filled “hands on” YOU DO THE COOKING experience. Believe me, you won’t be going home hungry!!
Hubby and I took the Not Your Average Burger class. This 3 hour interactive course takes you from appetizers to dessert, all cooked on the grill. Let me tell you ladies, if your hubby loves to grill, he will LOVE this. Getting to play with so many different grills in one night, will have him dreaming (and drooling) about a new barbecue (or 2)!
So what happens in this course? Lots of FUN! Chef Rene makes you feel comfortable in the kitchen as he guides you through the different dishes, while explaining in depth how the various grills are used in cooking.
As you work away making mouthwatering recipes (supplied by the chef himself), you will learn tips and techniques to take your cooking to the next level. Chef Rene’s witty personality, along with his interesting stories, will keep you laughing and entertained throughout the night.
EAT YOUR DINNER AND COOK IT TOO!!
Don’t think you are going to sit on your butt all night either. This is a total interactive course from start to finish. He does give you a moment or two to take a break and have a bite of food now and again. Just kidding, but you really do “cook your dinner”.
While hubby and I were making mango salsa, another couple was getting apples ready for dessert. Chef Rene had everyone busy doing something, yet always completely interacting with each individual, answering questions and offering his expertise in the tips and technique department. My husband now knows the correct way to cut a mango. He failed his first attempt by totally demolishing it. Once we stopped laughing, we called Chef Rene over for his expert guidance. The simple things you can learn from a pro that makes life easier is fantastic.
Have you ever had a brisket burger? OMG, the best burger EVER! We even had to grind the meat ourselves to make it. Guess what happened? We went out and bought a meat grinder, these burgers are happening at home.
I don’t want to give away all the fun we had. Spending time with a professional chef is so rewarding. Experienced cooks are sure to learn a thing or two, and novice cooks will be amazed at what they can do. I sure hope hubby remembers some of this stuff and cooks me a dinner all on his own. I’m thinking we just might need to take the Raising The Steaks class to refresh his memory.
FYI do you have foodies in your life that are difficult to buy for? These classes would make awesome gifts for any occasion. Perfect for birthday’s, anniversaries or even a wedding gift. Learning a new tasty skill is always fun and useful.
Be sure to check out all the Barbecue World Cooking Classes, and let Chef Rene guide you through an interactive and fun filled evening at Barbecue U. Much more fun than just going out to dinner. You get all the fun of making it with NO clean up!!
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