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 March 29th 1pm
Join us for a Big Green Egg Class. Learn what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill and smoker. We will smoke some pork, sear some steaks, grill some chicken and salmon and even fire some pizzas. Cost $40

Thursday April 10th 7pm

Join us for a lamb class. Joe Spera from Al's Market will be here to discuss the different cuts of lamb. We will prepare a leg of lamb on the rotisserie, grill a rack of lamb and sear some lamb loin chops on both charcoal and gas. Cost $50

Saturday April 12th 2pm-6pm

Tom Caestecker from Elevage Wines will be here for a wine tasting. There is no charge for the tasting and the following wines will be available for purchase that day at a discount. 2012 St. Pierre Rose from Provence, France. A 2011 Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California. A 2009 Kiara Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, CA. A 2007 Precedent Syrah from Bennett Valley in Sonoma CA. PLease stop by and sample some pizza along with these great wines.

Friday April 25th 7pm

Join us for a beer dinner with Finch's Brewery. Finch's has been brewing beer in Chicago since 2009. In 2013 their Threadless IPA and Secret Stache Stout won Gold Medals at The World Expo of Beer and the US Open Beer Championship. Enjoy a four course meal paired with 5 of their award winning beers! Beau Forbes from Finch's Brewery will be on hand to discuss the brewery and the beers we will be serving that night. Reservations required. Cost $50


Boulevard Beer Dinner-5/30
Butt and Brisket Class-6/7
Great Lake Beer Dinner 6/19


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...

The Backyard Barbecue Store | 1147 Greenleaf Ave | Wilmette IL 60091 | (847) 251-2272

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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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