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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!


Wednesday July 6th 7pm Sold Out!
Join us for a Seafood Class. Learn the basics of grilling seafood on both charcoal and gas. We will teach you the fundamentals so you will be comfortable grilling any kind of fish. Menu items include cedar plank salmon, shrimp tacos, and grilled mahi mahi. Cost $50
Wednesday July 13th 7pm  Sold Out!
Join us for a Grilling 101 Class. Learn the basics of grilling on both charcoal and gas. We will teach you the proper techniques, the proper tools to use, and some simple recipes to make you " Master of the Grill"
Cost $50
Thursday July 14th 7pm
Join us for a Dogfish Head Beer Dinner. Dogfish Head has been brewing award winning beer since 1995. This will be a four course dinner paired with 5 of their beers. A rep from Dogfish Head will be on hand to discuss the evening's pairings. Cost $50
Saturday July 23rd 11am-?
Stop by shop as we will be grilling for Summerfest and later that evening there will be a Beer Garden and lot of activities in downtown Wilmette!
Thursday August 11th 7pm
Join us for a Ballast Point Beer Dinner. Ballast Point, well known for their Sculpin has been brewing beer since 1996. This will be a four course meal paired with 5 of their beers. A rep will be on hand to discuss the beers and their history. Cost $50
Saturday August 13th 2pm
Join us for a Big Green Egg Class. Learn what makes the Egg the World's greatest grill/smoker. We will smoke some pork, grill some chicken, sear some steaks and even fire some pizzas. Learn how to light it, clean it, use it and maintain it! Cost $40

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


Lakefront Beer Dinner September 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...