A Bad-Ass Booze & BBQ Journey Across America

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Price $85.00
Instructor: Bruce Campbell
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Demonstration Class | Food & Cocktail Tastings
Thu 3/23/23   6:30-9:00 p.m.

Class Description: 

Join us for an interesting cooking class featuring regional styles of BBQ.  Before you start prepping your rubs and firing up your smoker, you need to know about some of our great country’s regional BBQ styles that characterize the unique barbecue found across the United States. Okay, we know what you’re thinking….and while we KC locals are super proud of our own legendary BBQ, let’s keep an open mind and consider that there just might be other styles across the country that are equally as tasty – work with us here!

The unique styles you’ll explore in tonight’s class are not only about the meat, but differences in cooking styles and methods, fuels used for the fire, and more. Instructor Bruce Campbell is an award-winning BBQ Pro (and boozy bartender) and has been teaching grilling and smoking classes at CCKC for many years, so you can bet your briquettes he knows a thing or two (or three!) about how it’s done. 

In our finger-lickin' BBQ journey, Bruce will feature dishes like Hawaiian Huli-Huli Chicken paired with Mai Tai’s, Memphis Dry Rub Ribs paired with Jack Daniels Apple Fizzes, Alabama Chicken & White Sauce Sandwich paired with Spiked Sweet Tea.....along with mouthwatering sides like Bourbon BBQ Beans and Bruce’s favorite Grilled Potato Salad.  Yes, you’ll get to taste them all! Duh. Expect to take lots of notes in this fun and informative demo-only class. 


  • This class includes cocktail tastings. Additional alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 
  • Our Kitchen Shop Experience™ will be open for browsing prior to class, during any breaks and after class. 
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, it must be received prior to 72 hours before the start time of this class.  For more information, and to view all class-related information and policies, 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®.

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