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The BackYard BBQ Store
1147 Greenleaf Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

Store: (847) 251-2272
Fax: (847) 251-2277

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Outdoor Kitchens are our specialty!


Chef Eduardo Zavala from Prime Food Caterers prepares for a grill class!

Here is a list of our upcoming grill classes. We will be constantly adding new classes so please check back or sign up to be on our e-mail list and we will notify you when we add new classes. We hold our classes both inside and outside weather permitting. Don`t forget our kitchen and patio are available for your own private event. Thank you for your interest!

Payment for classes must be made at time of reservation. If you need to cancel you must do so at least 72 hours before the class for a full refund. Thanks for respecting this policy as we have a number of fixed costs for each class. You can always send a friend in your place. Call 847-251-2272 to reserve your spot for any one of our upcoming events!


Saturday June 4th Noon

Join us for a Butt and Brisket Class with Chris Marks. Chris is with Landmark Manufactuers(makers of the Good One line of smokers) and has a line of sauces and rubs-Three Little Pigs. Chris has won The American Royal 8 times. He will teach you all there is to know about smoking the right way! Cost $75

Thursday June 9th 7pm

Join us for Grilling 101 Class. Learn some basic recipes for grilling on both charcoal and gas. Learn the proper techniques, tools , and safety precautions to enjoy the Summer on the grill. Recipes include a basic pizza on the grill, cedar plank salmon, beer can chicken and grilled flank steak. We will do some sides and even dessert. Cost $50

  Wednesday June 22rd 7pm
Join us for our 12th Annual Great Lakes Beer Dinner. Great Lakes has been brewing award winning beers in Cleveland for over 30 years. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 5 different beers from Great Lakes. Emmit Conway from Great Lakes will be on hand to discuss Great Lakes and the beers we will be serving! This makes a great Father's Day gift. Cost $50
Saturday June 25th 2pm
Join us for a Big Green Egg Class. We will show you what makes the Egg the world's greatest smoker/grill. We will smoke some pork, grill some chicken, sear some steaks and even fire some pizza's! Learn how to light and control temperature to make grilling and smoking a snap. Cost $40

Don't forget you can host your next party or corporate function right in our store!

Dogfish Head Beer Dinner July 14th
Ballast Point Beer Dinner August 11th
Lakefront Beer Dinner September 16th


We want to thank you all for having a great interest in our grilling classes. They have really been a lot of fun and we will try and schedule a few new ones soon...