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UK BBQ Schools
I learn something new every time I cook on the BBQ. As many of us have found out it is a fabulous hobby and if you’re looking to hone your grilling skills or learn some new techniques, these BBQ schools across the UK are the perfect place to start.
Please let me know if there are other UK BBQ schools I have missed and I will gladly add them to the list!
UK BBQ School
The UK BBQ School is run by UK BBQ expert Marcus Bawdon. Located in Cullompton, Devon, the UK BBQ School is dedicated to helping BBQ enthusiasts improve their skills. They offer a variety of courses for all skill levels, aiming to boost your BBQ confidence and teach you new techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced griller, the UK BBQ School provides a supportive and informative environment for you to learn and grow.
BBQ Workshop – Kent’s BBQ Cookery School
Kent’s BBQ Cookery School, situated in Ashford is an independent BBQ Cookery School. The classes are developed and run by Jackie Weight, the only non-American Grand Champion of the Jack Daniels World BBQ Competition. Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, their classes are informal, sociable, and open to everyone, regardless of their skill level. They use a variety of barbecues in their classes, ensuring that everyone will be able to take what they have learnt and recreate dishes at home.
London Barbecue School
London Barbecue School is located in Peckham, London. They offer a one-day BBQ course where you’ll discover how to cook a range of delicious dishes over charcoal. You’ll learn how to get the best out of your BBQ, create marinades and dry rubs, and try out traditional smoking techniques. This hands-on course is perfect for both beginners and intermediate barbecue cooks.
The Smokin’ Elk BBQ School
The Smokin’ Elk BBQ School is based in Waterlooville, Hampshire. The school is run by Elky, aka The Smokin’ Elk, who is a fire-cooking fanatic. He has been passionate about BBQ and all things fire for many years now, with a fantastic YouTubve channel. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced griller, The Smokin’ Elk BBQ School provides a supportive and informative environment for you to learn and grow.
Bristol Fire School
Bristol Fire School is run by the brilliant Genevieve Taylor, and offers a range of BBQ courses in Bristol. Their overriding aim is to help people ‘Do Fire Better’. To cook great food over fire you need to know how to light, control and work with the fire7. Fire management is fundamental to success, the foundation of everything. Master this, and it just becomes cooking. And you can cook, right? Everyone is welcome at Bristol Fire School, this is a machismo-free space in which to learn and enjoy fire, and most importantly, cook something great to share.
Fire & Smoke BBQ – The School of Artisan Food
Fire & Smoke BBQ – The School of Artisan Food is located at The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire. They offer a one-day BBQ course where you’ll discover how to cook a range of delicious dishes over charcoal. You’ll learn how to get the best out of your BBQ, create marinades and dry rubs, and try out traditional smoking techniques. This hands-on course is perfect for both beginners and intermediate barbecue cooks.
Ex-England cricket star, Matthew Hoggard, has set up a BBQ School in Rutland (near Rutland Water). Their grill classes have something for everybody! From the absolute BBQ novice to the grill supremo, intending to make sure by the end of the day you have learnt something new!
Their Basic and Gourmet Classes are both 4 hours long and feature a 3-course meal. Each starts with a welcome drink and BBQ nibbles. You’ll be given the grand tour of Hoggy’s Grill with an opportunity to ask questions about every grill they have on offer.
Lainston House offers different cookery courses in a gorgeous location. There are a variety of Barbecue Masterclass events you can book yourself on in 2024 including classes on Smokehouse, ‘Posh’ BBQ, Cooking the Perfect Steak and Fish.
Riverside Garden Centre
Riverside Garden Centre, who have a great range of BBQ gear, also offer a fantastic range of hands-on outdoor cooking classes. These include half and full day classes throughout the year with different themes and content.