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

Full-Day Backyard Smoking Workshop - Father's Day Gift Idea!

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6 Seats available
Price $295.00
Instructor: Chef Richard McPeake
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Hands On | Includes All Food Products, Wood, Fuel, Lunch and Additional Tastings
Sun 6/26/22   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Class Description: 

People, it doesn’t get any better than this! Learn how to smoke in a day!! In this 6-hour class, you’ll work alongside the master himself, Chef Richard McPeake, in a full-day live demonstration class with student participation from start to finish. Our goal is that each student will go home with complete confidence to cook 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 25+ 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 4 flavor stages; and if that’s not enough, you’ll make your own signature rub! Includes 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.  We'll end our class with an award ceremony where everyone will be presented with the coveted "Certificate of Smokology®" from Chef Richard himself. 

Bring your own smoker or reserve one of ours. (See below for more information).  

Class held rain or shine. C’mon, real BBQ’s do it in the rain!  

  • Please describe the smoker you will be bringing to class when registering. When registering for this class, in the COMMENTS section of the registration, please briefly describe the smoker you will be bringing with you (general size, brand, etc.).  We have a limited number of smokers available for use on a first come first serve basis.  If you would like to reserve one of our smokers, please contact us directly at 913-341-4455 or email Alyson@kcculinary.com.
  • Add a “piggy-back” spouse or partner for an additional $100as 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 or email Alyson@kcculinary.comto register your “piggy-back” partner as this cannot be done online.(NOTE: Limited to 1 "piggy-back" per paid registration.)

NOTE: Please be aware that all cancellations must be received prior to 72 hours before the start time of your class. For more information, and to view all class-related policies, including cancellation, masks, and safety-related measures, please click here.

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®.