7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 913-341-4455

Full-Day Backyard Smoking Workshop with Chef Richard McPeake - GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA! ^

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Price $295.00
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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People, it doesn’t get any better than this! Learn how to smoke in a day!! You’ll work alongside the master himself, Chef Richard McPeake, in a full-day class with live demonstrations and student participation, from start to finish.

Our goal is that each student will go home with complete confidence to cook absolutely great barbecue! You’ll receive significant one-on-one instruction from Chef Richard (a 35-year BBQ veteran and 40-year professional chef) as well as Bruce Campbell (a 20+year BBQ veteran and restaurant industry professional) with the goal of helping you get the most from your own equipment.

It’s all going to be covered today, folks, including the “tricks and tips of the trade” of BBQ cookery; selecting, trimming and cutting raw meats, including ribs; working with whole chickens; demos on brisket and pork butt prep; mops; how to make your ribs “bone” tender; BBQ rubs; the Sultan’s “4” flavor stages; and, if that’s not enough, you’ll make your own signature rub!

Discussions on: BBQ styles and regions; smoking wood selection and use; building an efficient fire including fuel choices; controlling your fire and heat; exploding the cooking time myth; and speeding up the cooking process without burning.

When the day is done, each student will have made Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Rubbed Whole Chicken and BBQ Spiced Italian Sausage to take home and show off.

The day will end with an award ceremony where everyone will be presented with the coveted “Certificate of Smokology” from Chef Richard himself.

Bring your own smoker, large or small, (or reserve one of ours *) and any special attachments or favorite tools, if you like … or maybe you have your own sauce or rub you’d like to share…bring it, too!

Class will be held, rain or shine. C’mon, real BBQ’s do it in the rain! Very limited enrollment.

Hands On | Includes all food products, wood, fuel, lunch and additional tastings
Sun. 6/23/19 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

NOTE:Add a “piggy-back” spouse or partner for an additional $100 as long as you share the same smoker and same food products, wood and fuel.  Don’t worry … you won’t have to share your lunch ‘cause we’ll feed your “piggy back” partner! Call 913-341-4455 to register your “piggy-back” partner as this can’t be done online.

* IMPORTANT NOTE:You must call us to reserve one of our smokers if you are not going to bring your own.


Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!  

“Midwest Barbecue Institute™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!