Demonstration Class – Low & Slow Smoked Gourmet BBQ
Instructor: Chef Nick Melvin, Venkman’s Restaurant
Monday, 22 August, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cooking slowly over low heat infused with wood smoke is what smoking – and what some call “real barbecue” – is all about! Nick Melvin uses the EGG for many dishes at Venkman’s, and is joining us at the Culinary Center to share his secret tips for smoking EGGcellent food in a gourmet way. Come join us for an unforgettable night!
The menu includes deviled eggs with beet pickle, smoked goat cheese and candied chile; crispy pork belly salad with smoked corn puree, pickled peaches, 1/2 sour cucumbers, peach molasses and cilantro; brick smoked chicken with walnut raisin chutney, pomegranate, mint chutney and smoked yogurt.
$65 per person*
Limit 40REGISTER FOR LOW & SLOW SMOKED GOURMET BBQ CLASS
Demonstration Class – Big Green Egg Basics
Instructor: Amanda Egidio
Tuesday, 30 August, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whether you are new to the EGG or just want to brush up on your cooking skills, join EGGspert Chef Amanda Egidio for EGG 101 to learn all the tips and tricks to Grilling, Roasting, Smoking and Baking with the Big Green Egg. This class will highlight the basic EGG techniques with lots of time for questions and interaction … and, of course, time to make and enjoy some delicious food!
$65 per person*
Limit 20REGISTER FOR BIG GREEN EGG BASICS CLASS
Chef’s Table Dinner, Sea to Smoker w/Matt Pittman, Meat Church BBQ
Friday, 16 September, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a very special opportunity for Matt Pittman introduce you to the world of Seafood on the Big Green Egg. Join this intimate group as we gather around the Chef’s Table for fresh lobster, whole smoked fish, tips, tricks, tall tales and more in our Culinary Center. Dip your toe in the waters as we explore “Sea to Smoker” on the Big Green Egg. Menu includes smoked yellowfin tuna dip with grilled pita; grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with crabmeat; Southern grits with white cheddar; grilled lobster with basil butter; roasted asparagus with lemon aioli; and grilled rosemary infused lemonade cocktail
$135 per person (Limit 10)REGISTER FOR SEA TO SMOKER CLASS
Demonstration Boot Camp – Meat Church BBQ’s “Surf and Turf”
Instructor: Matt Pittman, Meat Church BBQ
Saturday, 17 September, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Matt Pittman is back to share his love of the EGG and all things barbecue. At this all day BBQ Boot Camp will teach you the best tips for purchasing, prepping, grilling, roasting and smoking a variety of red meats and seafood. This is a demonstration-style class and a light breakfast, full lunch and full dinner will be served. Menu includes:
Surf – Grilled oysters with a savory compound butter, Honey-glazed smoked salmon – including brining techniques, Smoked Whitefish and Smoked Whitefish Dip
Turf – Tomahawk rib-eyes “caveman style” – directly on the coals, Tri-Tip, and Veal Chops
Tailgating Snacks – Pig shots, Jalapeno poppers with honey pecan rub… and more!
$275 per person (Limit 30)REGISTER FOR SURF AND TURF BOOT CAMP
Hand’s On Class, The Complete EGG Experience with Chef Amanda Egidio
How to cook a complete meal from start to finish on your Big Green Egg
Tuesday, 20 September, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Have you been struggling with how to cook your whole meal on your EGG? Then this is the perfect class for you! We will break up into small teams and each team will draw a card from a hat. On that card is a menu for a complete meal. Each team will cook the meal from start to finish and each team gets to cook on their own team EGG.
An example meal might be Steak with grilled romaine salad and corn, or shrimp fajitas, including tortillas and grilled peppers.
After the work, each team will present their dinner to the others and explain the ins and outs of cooking that particular meal on the EGG. Then everyone will enjoy the dinners family style!
Come join us for a wonderful evening of food and fun!
$65 per person (Limit 20)REGISTER FOR THE COMPLETE EGG EXPERIENCE CLASS
A sampling of Big Green Egg Authorized Dealers offering cooking classes:
Ruff’s BBQ Shoppe | Golden
The Cook’s Warehouse | Atlanta, Decatur, East Cobb
Georgia Spa Company | Buford, Athens, Kennesaw
Fine’s Hearth & Patio | Ft. Oglethorpe
Robinson Home Goods | Macon
Roswell Hardware | Roswell
Kitchenware Outfitters | Savannah
Central Iowa Pool and Spa | Des Moines
Kitchen Window | Minneapolis
Everything Billiards & Spas | Concord
Specialty Gas House | Columbus
Hearth and Home Furnishings | Zelienople
The Coastal Cupboard | Mount Pleasant