Fire & Smoke - BBQ Cooking


Discover the secrets to cooking with fire and smoke – the most ancient of artisan cooking techniques – with our one-day BBQ course. Led by expert butcher Chris Moorby, you’ll discover how to cook a range of delicious dishes over charcoal.

During this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to prepare a selection of meat, fish and vegetable recipes and cook them to perfection on the grill. You’ll find out how to get the best out of your BBQ, create marinades and dry rubs and try out traditional smoking techniques. Topics covered will include:

  • BBQ styles and types
  • Different types of fuel
  • Lighting techniques and cooking temperatures
  • Direct and indirect heat
  • Smoking with BBQs
  • Marinades, dry rubs and sauces

On the day, you’ll be given the opportunity to cook a range of savoury, and even sweet, food on the BBQ, including:

  • Red meats: Steaks, ribs, prime joints as well as low and slow cuts
  • Poultry: whole joints and cuts
  • Sausages, burgers and kebabs
  • Fish: whole fish, fillets and shellfish
  • Vegetables and cheese
  • Sweets and desserts.

Light refreshments will be available at midday, followed by an informal late lunch at the end of the day where you’ll be able to sample different BBQ products. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.


Sun 12th May 2019

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Sun 30th Jun 2019

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Sat 13th Jul 2019

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Sun 22nd Sep 2019

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Sat 12th Oct 2019

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Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £195.00

Subjects: Butchery, Food for health


Chris Moorby

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Customer Reviews

Paul Delaney
A great course for would be grill Kings / Queens, gives the basics for some great sauces and good ideas for recipes. The BBQ sauce you make your own with your own twist to the recipe. course instructors are very friendly and know there stuff. the food was all prepared, cooked and smoked in the afternoon and the alfresco BBQ was simply divine. Regards Paul

Tom Priestley
Along with all the courses I have taken at the school, I would highly recommend this one. Excellent and friendly teaching with great advice and guidance. Definitely a step up from a bog standard BBQ and the proof was in the eating at the end, the sun even came out for us! A brilliant day.

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