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Upcoming Classes & Events

2020 Cooking Classes by BBQ Authority and Fireplace & Chimney Authority

Fireplace & Chimney Authority and BBQ Authority have teamed up to bring you world-class instruction in all things BBQ. This year we will be hosting classes that will help you brush up on your skills as well as learn new ones. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn expert techniques from Elite Chefs and Renowned Barbecue Champions. Get a group together and make it a fun night or come join us by yourself to make new friends. Our classes are a definite must for all levels of BBQ enthusiasts.

Please note: Due to the planning and preparation required for each class:
*No cancellations / refunds within thirty (30) days of scheduled class.
*All Classes hosted at our Lisle Showroom

Ribs & Chicken

April 16th 2020

Ribs & Chicken 101

Featured Chef: Chris Marks
About Chris Marks >>>

Discover the entire smoking process during this BBQ 101 Class. Learn from the Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks himself.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Baby back ribs from start to finish. (Hands On)
  • Pork Spare Ribs
  • Chicken
  • Types of Grills & Smokers
  • BBQ Techniques
  • Types of wood
  • Fuel
  • Common Mistakes
  • Much More

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

June 4th 2020

Brisket & Pork Butt 102

Featured Chef: Chris Marks
About Chris Marks >>>

In this sequel to the Ribs & Chicken Class, Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks will teach you how to smoke incredible beef brisket and pork butt.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Cuts of Meat
  • Preparation
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Much More

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

Pizza Time

June 18th 2020

How to Cook Pizza on Alfa Ovens

Featured Chef: Armand Ramirez
About Armand Ramirez >>>

Learn how to make Pizza at home, this class will teach you how to create mouthwatering pizza from start to finish. Using an Alfa Oven, Chef Armand will be creating several different pizza’s allowing hands on demonstration of the crust, sauce, cheese and toppings. Join us and Chef Armand for a fun-filled & interactive night of cooking!

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $35 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Armand Ramirez. Discounts will be given on ALL Alfa Ovens that night. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

Big Green Egg Class

July 16th 2020

Intro to Big Green Eggs

Featured Chef: Armand Ramirez & Adam McMahon
About Armand Ramirez >>>

Learn how to use make incredible food on the Big Green Egg. Adam & Armand will be teaching all of the tricks & techniques you should know for cooking on a Big Green Egg, from proper start up to the versatile cooking options. Join us for a fun filled night with Adam, Armand, and delicious tasting food!

Menu:

  • Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Wings
  • Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Peppers
  • Grilled Marinated Zucchini

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $40 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Armand Ramirez. Discounts will be given on ALL Green Eggs & Accessories that night. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

Ribs & Chicken

August 13th 2020

Ribs & Chicken 101

Featured Chef: Chris Marks
About Chris Marks >>>

Discover the entire smoking process during this BBQ 101 Class. Learn from the Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks himself.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Baby back ribs from start to finish. (Hands On)
  • Pork Spare Ribs
  • Chicken
  • Types of Grills & Smokers
  • BBQ Techniques
  • Types of wood
  • Fuel
  • Common Mistakes
  • Much More

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

August 17th 2020

Intro to Big Green Eggs

Featured Chef: Armand Ramirez & Adam McMahon
About Armand Ramirez >>>

Learn how to use make incredible food on the Big Green Egg. Adam & Armand will be teaching all of the tricks & techniques you should know for cooking on a Big Green Egg, from proper start up to the versatile cooking options. Join us for a fun filled night with Adam, Armand, and delicious tasting food!

Menu:

  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Grilled Whole Corn
  • Grilled Diced Potatoes

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $40 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Armand Ramirez. Discounts will be given on ALL Green Eggs & Accessories that night. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

September 17th 2020

Brisket & Pork Butt 102

Featured Chef: Chris Marks
About Chris Marks >>>

In this sequel to the Ribs & Chicken Class, Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks will teach you how to smoke incredible beef brisket and pork butt.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Cuts of Meat
  • Preparation
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Much More

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.

CALL US AT (630) 969-8800 TO PURCHASE TICKETS

MEET THE CHEFS

Chef Chris Marks

Chris Marks

It’s safe to say Chris Marks is a legend. Having won over 50 National BBQ Championships, he is a nationally recognized elite competition BBQ Chef. In addition to numerous local and regional BBQ shows, Chris has been featured on “Taste of America” with Mark De-Carlo and Travel Channels “BBQ Battle”.

Chris has taken his overwhelming talent on the road, providing cooking classes on Good One Smokers across the country.

Armand Ramirez

Coming from a family of 13, Armand grew up understanding the importance of sharing a good meal. Armand has over 30 years of culinary experience, starting off his career by learning from renown chefs at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Taking his experience from the CIA, Armand started off as a banquet chef and quickly gathered experience as a Sous Chef & Garde Manger Chef at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Texas.

In addition to his culinary experience, Armand is also a professional ice carver for wedding & corporate ice sculptures.

Despite being naturally gifted, he still firmly believes in hard work  and learning with a hands on approach.