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1147 Greenleaf Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

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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.


Wednesday May 20th 7pm

Join us for a Grilling 101 Class. Get ready for Memorial Day weekend with a Grilling 101 class. We will teach you some simple recipes, the proper techniques for both charcoal and gas and the proper tools you will need to make you a Backyard BBQ Expert! Items include Cedar Plank Salmon, Beer Can Chicken, Flank Steak and we will even do a simple pizza on the grill! Cost $50

Saturday May 23rd 3pm

Join us for a Big Green Egg Class. Learn what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill/smoker. we will smoke some pork, sear some steaks, grill some chicken and even fire some pizzas! Cost $40

Friday May 29th 7pm

Join us for a Beer Dinner with New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium has been brewing beer since 1989 and most people know of their Fat Tire Beer. This will be a four course meal paired with 5 of their award winning beers. I already have a keg of their Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole stashed for dessert! Brian Stanek from New Belgium will be on hand to discuss the brewery and its beers. Cost $50 per person

Saturday June 6th Noon

Join us for a Butt and Brisket Class with Chris Marks. Chris comes from Kansas City and has won the American Royal 8 times! He now works with and designs The Good One line of smokers and grills. Learn some great secrets on how to smoke your butts and briskets the right way, low and slow. Call shop to reserve your spot. This class fills up fast! Cost $75

Thursday June 11 6pm-8pm

Stop by for a meet and greet with Ray Lampe a.k.a. Dr BBQ. Ray will be here to talk about BBQ, The Big Green Egg and to sign copies of his new book Flavorize. Please stop by for a very special evening with one of BBQ's greatest Dr BBQ. Along with his many cookbooks and BBQ accomplishments Ray has recently been inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame!

Wednesday June 24th 7pm
Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's MArket. Joe will cut up an entire loin and show you where we get the different cuts of steak from then we will show you how to grill the perfect steak on both charcoal and gas. Cost $60


Great Lakes Beer Dinner 6-25


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...