Classes located in Anaheim, Calif.
Would you like to learn how to BBQ like a DESPERADO Pitmaster who is also a Certified KCBS BBQ Judge?
In my BBQ 101 class I want to help you bbq better in your backyard for you and your family. Yes, it's a struggle for every new bbq pitmaster to guess and wonder if they are doing it right. Desperado won the coveted KCBS Perfect 180 score
in Brisket in a three way tie for first place competing against legendary bbq pro's Harry Soo, Myron Mixon and Moe Cason.
For 2017 I'll be working on my award winning bbq sauces which will be sold in 47 Whole Foods stores in the Southern Pacific region plus traveling to Perth Austraila to teach Desperado bbq.
I want to prepare you to be successful in bbq in the backyard with my BBQ 101 class.
Emails and Posts from our Desperado Facebook page from our newest Desperado Posse members who graduated from the pitmaster class:
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful time yesterday. I learned so much about BBQ, but I also learned about what a kind person you are. You did a great job of conducting the class, I want to give you a heartfelt thank you for opening up your home to us. I am going to check on Yelp and Tripadvisor to give you a great review. By the way, the brisket and the ribs tasted fantastic last night after I got home.
"Wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for the class.
I know we are probably not your "standard" participant but we had a blast and learned some stuff."
"I just wanted to say thank you in behalf of my friend and myself for the great class today!
We had a lot of fun, learned a lot and will bring Desperado Style BBQ to Germany"
I learned so much! Thank you for a great day. So much fun. It goes without saying that the food was "to die for" good!
Steve you're a genius! Thank you for sharing your love of BBQ! Was a fun day and a great group of people.
Each class is limited to 10 people as this is a hands-on class.
*SPECIAL-The cost of each class is $175 per student.
Class runs from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (see below for class details)
Contact us here to get on the sign-up sheet if no class dates are present- contact us here
*Some of the pro bbq legends I have competed with in bbq competition and starred with on TV*
Stretch Rumaner |
Harry Soo & Johnny Trigg
|Paula Deen |
Learning how to bbq like a DESPERADO
There are many choices of barbecue classes in America and many good instructors. So how do you choose? If you're looking for a professional bbq instructor who loves to teach you don't need to look further.
KCBS International bbq professional Pitmaster Steve Botkin can take you from a backyarder to a pitmaster in seven and a half-hours in his barbecue class whether you're a chef, beginner competitor, caterer, or a regular backyard cook.
BBQ Class Description
This class is geared towards applying bbq 101 and competition-style BBQ techniques to your backyard cooking including food safety, wood pairing, meat selection, trimming, recipe injections, rubs, sprays, sauces, temperature control, bark formation, foiling meats, and determining doneness (Happy). The class will use our award winning DESPERADO smokers and focus on wood selection and fire control.
In this seven and half-hour class, you will work next to with Steve learning how to smoke, and prepare the different types of meats and sides.
Class includes morning coffee and rolls, all you can eat BBQ lunch of chicken, St. Louis style Spareribs, Rib Tips, Tri-Tip, Pork Butt, Beef Brisket and Carolina Coleslaw.
Each student will take home a DESPERADO BBQ Pitmaster manual, and certificate of completion of DESPERADO's BBQ Pitmaster Class and become a official member of the Desperado Posse.
Discussion / Demonstration / Hands-On
How to light a fire correctly
How to prepare Chicken, Ribs, Rib Tips, Pork Butt, Tri-Tip, Brisket
How to prepare injections
Detailed instructions on preparations and cooking methods
Equipment and Accessories
Overview of BBQ contests and judging
Cooking Brisket and Pork Butt with the best selection - cooking hot and fast or low and slow
Cooking St. Louis Ribs from a Spare Rib which includes trimming and making Rib Tips
Cooking backyard Spatchcocked Chicken
Cooking backyard Tri-Tip
Making homemade Carolina Coleslaw
Answering your grilling and BBQ problems and questions
Each class is limited in size as this is a hands-on class with the pitmaster. The cost of each class is $175 per bbq student. Desperado reserves the right to change and cancel classes due to unfilled classes or a full refund if I cannot place you in a class because of my mistake.
NO VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS CLASS BY STUDENTS IS ALLOWED, STRICTLY PROHIBITED! NOTES AND PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AND IS ALLOWED.
Desperado Class Policy
I understand that sometimes people need to reschedule or cancel the class they registered for. I will try to accommodate rescheduling of registration dates when ever possible up to three weeks before your scheduled bbq class date. Once you get into the three week period of your scheduled class date, the following cancellation and rescheduling policy applies:
3+ weeks before class (Day 15 & On) – Full Refund or Reschedule
2+ weeks before class (Day 8 to Day 14) – *50% Refund (*Note Rescheduling Policy Below)
1+ week before class (Day 1 to Day 7)– No Refunds (I have already purchased all meats and materials for the class. This also applies to no shows)
*Desperado Rescheduling Policy
If you are more than 3+ weeks out from your scheduled class date, I will gladly reschedule you for a future date. *If you are within the 2+ week window of your scheduled class and need to reschedule, I will do my best to fill your spot. If I am unable to fill your spot, I will unfortunately have to charge you for the empty seat in class. Most of the time I can find a replacement from either the wait list or a student
in a future class. This rule is intended to discourage rescheduling the last minute and leaving me insufficient time to fill your spot.
There are NO refunds if I am not notified 7 days prior to class that you cannot attend.
.....I will send out the class information on the Monday before class....
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