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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

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.



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.

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