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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.


Thursday August 20th 7pm

Join us for a Grilling class that will cover the basics of grilling. Learn the proper techniques for both charcoal and gas and the proper tools to use. We will grill Cedar Plank Salmon, Beer Can Chicken, Pizza on the Grill and Stuffed Burgers! Cost $50

Thursday August 27th 7pm

Join us for a Beer Dinner with Oskar Blues Brewery from Longmont , Colorado. They feature some great beers such as Dale's Pale Ale and Mamma's Little Yella Pils! This will be a four course meal paired with 5 different beers. Kevin Sweeney from Oskar Blues will be on hand to talk about the brewery and the beers we will be serving. Cost $50

Saturday September 5th 2pm
Join us for a Big Green Egg Class. Learn what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill/smoker. We will smoke pork, grill chicken, sear some steaks and even fire some pizzas! Cost $40

Thursday September 17th 7pm

Join us for a beer dinner with Lakefront Brewery out of Milwaukee. Lakefront has been brewing beer since 1989 and has an awesome selection for you. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 5 of their beers. Matt Seifert from Lakefront will be on hand to discuss the brewery and their beers! Cost $50

Saturday September 19th Noon

Join us for a Rib and Chicken Class with Chris Marks from Landmark, makers of the Good One line of smokers. Chris will show you how to smoke ribs and chicken the right way, low and slow. Chris has won the American Royal 8 times so he knows how to smoke!. Chris also has a line of award winning rubs and sauces named Three Little Pigs! Cost $75

Sunday September 27th Noon till 5pm

Join us for our 6th Annual Rib Contest. We will be hosting a rib, chili and dessert contest in our parking lot. Competitors must cook on charcoal and provide their own grills, we provide the ribs. Entry fee for the rib contest is a $100 check to JDRF. The rib contest is judged and has prizes. The chili ($50 check to JDRF) and dessert ($25 check to JDRF) contest are peoples choice and they also have prizes. We will be cooking on the patio all day so please stop by even if you are not competing. The entire day is a fundraiser for JDRF so feel free to donate. Call shop to sign up or if you have any questions.

Two Brothers Beer Dinner October 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...