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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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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.


Saturday September 6th 12pm
Join us for a Chicken and Rib Class with Chris Marks. Chris comes all the way from Kansas City to show you some of the tips that have led him to winning the American Royal 8 times. If you want to learn how to smoke championship ribs and chicken, this class is for you. Cost $75
Thursday October 16th-Thursday November 13th
These 2 dates are part of our series with Oakton Community College. Classes are held at our store but you must call 847-982-9888 to sign up. You can sign up for any class individually or as a series. Second part is October 16th, a Steak Class, and the 3rd part is a Turkey Class on November 13th.

Sunday September 14th
Join us for our 6th Annual Rib Contest. See how you stack up against the competition. Contestants must grill on charcoal, provide their own smoker and we will provide the ribs. Entry fee is a $100 to JDRF. We also will be having a chili and dessert contest. Entry fees are $50 and $25 respectively in a check to JDRF. Contestants get the ribs at 10am and turn in is at 3pm. Judges will determine the winner. Chili and dessert contest are peoples choice. We will have some great beer from Great Lakes and have our pizza oven going to sample pizzas so please stop by even if you aren't competing. All proceeds from contests go directly to JDRF. Call shop to sign up or if you have any questions.

Saturday October 4th 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 steaks and even fire pizzas in the Big Green Egg, Cost $40

Temperance Beer Dinner 10/30


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...