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

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

Authorized Chicago Brick Oven Dealer
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!


Thursday October 6th 7pm

Join us for a Smoking 101 Class. We will go over the entire realm of smoking from different types of smokers, woods and charcoals to use and different cuts of meat to smoke and some common mistakes people make when attempting smoking for the first time. Real BBQ is what people love and there is no better way to do it but low and slow over charcoal. This is the second part of our Oakton Community College series. Class is held at our store but  you must sign up thru Oakton

Wednesday October 19th 7pm
Join us for Taste of Wilmette at The Kenilworth Club!!

Friday November 11th 7pm
Join us for a Beer Dinner with New Belgium Brewery, makers of Fat Tire. This will be a four course meal paired with 5 of their beers. Brian Stanek from New Belgium will be on hand to discuss the brewery and the evening's beer! Brian promises to bring us a couple special ones!  Cost $50

Thursday November 17th 7pm
Join us for a Turkey Class. Just in time for Thanksgiving we will show you how to cook your bird outside on both gas and charcoal. This will allow you to free up oven space and give you more room inside for Thanksgiving dishes! We will also throw in a few more recipes for grill that would go great on your Thanksgiving table. This is the third part of our Oakton Community College series.

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


We are moving to a new location at 535 Green Bay Rd in Wilmette as of January 1st so are events will be limited till then!

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...