Attending Competition BBQ Cooking Classes is the surest way to move up in the BBQ Competition Rankings and increase your walk totals. You never just want to start changing your competition BBQ methods willy nilly. However, you might just learn that one thing in a BBQ cook class that can send you over the positive edge! Here are some updates about BBQ Classes coming up.
Here is a list of Competition BBQ Cooking classes and other resources that I feel confident recommending, either from my own personal experiences or from the recommendations of friends of mine who are proven repeat Grand Champions on the FBA and KCBS BBQ Circuits.
Note: This list may change over time as new Pitmasters begin to offer classes or existing classes stop being offered.
Competition BBQ Cooking Classes List
Online BBQ Classes and Resources
BBQ Champs Academy: The world’s first online tell-all Competition BBQ cooking school. TV Superstar Robby Royal, winner of BBQ Pitmasters, World Champion Pitmasters Mark Lambert, Corey Mikes, Craig Sharry, Sterling Smith, and Joey Smith along with 2019 IBCA Cooker Of The Year Lee Hickel are going to teach you exactly how they cook their World Champion BBQ.
These classes are taught with both the competition and everyday backyard cooks in mind. You are going to see all their rubs, sauces, injections and techniques they use to cook great BBQ. They will show the backyard cooker how to cook amazing BBQ so you can be the king of the cul de sac at your next backyard cookout. Then they take it a step further and show you everything that needs to be done to make it good enough to win competitions.
Barbecue that wins World Championships is simply great backyard barbecue that gets all of the little extra steps right.
This culinary education platform will show you
- How to select & trim meats
- Which rubs to use
- How to smoke the meats
- And much, much more!!
BBQ Champs Academy – Backyard Classes
BBQ Champs Academy even put together a video series of 20 Championship Backyard BBQ recipes taught by 4 World Champion Pitmasters (Mark Lambert, Sterling Smith, Joey Smith, Craig Sharry and 2019 IBCA Cooker Of The Year Lee Hickel. They will show you how to cook:
- Sweet Heat Cedar Plank Salmon Bites
- Peking Duck w/ Orange Marmalade
- Frenched Rack Of Lamb Chops
- Texas Style Prime Rib
- Herb Roasted Chicken w/Homemade White Sauce
- Any many more recipes
The folks at BBQ Champs Academy have put together a library of video shot in 4K Ultra HD that will take your BBQ talents to a level you never thought possible!
So, head over to BBQChamps.com and check out all their classes!! Also don’t forget to follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts as well for all the latest news as it happens!!!
Face to Face Classes
Swamp Boys Q School: Rub Bagby leads the Swamp Boys Q School, which is by far one of the best Competition BBQ Cooking classes out there. Those who take Rub’s Q School class have regularly gone on to win their first grand champion prize soon after. For two days, you meet with and gain critically important and valuable insights from Rub on how to prep and cook your chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Covers both KCBS and FBA format. Imperial Polk County Certified
Sweet Smoke Q Competition BBQ School: Led by Sweet Smoke Q’s Pitmaster and BBQ Engineer extraordinaire Jim Elser, this class runs 2 days and covers the techniques and flavor profiles used in competition today — covering chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Also covered are meat selection, trimming, injections, marinades, rubs, sauces, cooking and meat temperatures, as well as FBA and KCBS box building. As an added bonus, the class covers cooking techniques using stick burners, pellet smokers, and Drum Smokers. Imperial Polk County Certified
Gentry’s BBQ General Store: Chris Gentry runs Gentry’s BBQ General Store located at 1215 N. Orange Ave. , Orlando, FL 32804. Public classes are listed periodically on the shop’s Facebook Page (linked above), with private classes available upon request.