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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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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!


Friday February 17th 7pm  Sold Out!

Join us for a Beer Dinner with Sketchbrook Brewery from Evanston. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 5 of their beers. Cesar Marron from Sketchbrook will be on hand to discuss the evening's pairings and the brewery. Cost $50 Call shop to sign up as reservations required

Tuesday February 28th 7pm  Sold Out

Join us for a Mardi Gras Grilling Class. Menu items include Smoked Sausage Gumbo with Rice and Biscuits, Grilled Chicken Etouffee with Red Beans and Rice, Ratatouille, and Bananas Foster. Cost $50

Thursday March 16th 7pm Sold Out
Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's Market. Joe will cut up an entire loin and show us where we get the different cuts of steak from and then we will grill them on both charcoal and gas to show you how to grill the perfect steak. Cost $60

Upcoming Events

Friday March 31st 7pm
Half Acre Beer Dinner!
Grilling 101 Class April 13th

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...