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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 inside our new beautiful showroom around our indoor grilling island. 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 March 31st 7pm  Sold Out!
Join us for a Half Acre Beer Dinner. Half Acre has been brewing beer in Chicago since 2008. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 4 of their beers. Jimmy Pomerantz from Half Acre will be on hand to discuss the brewery and the evening's selections. Cost $50

Thursday April 13th 7pm

Join us for Grilling 101 Class. Get a jump on Spring and learn the basics of both charcoal and gas grilling. We will grill a variety of items including Beer Can Chicken, a simple pizza on the grill, dry rubbed flank steak and even a grilled chocolate raspberry burrito. We will also show you the proper tools and equipment to make you king of the grill!  Cost $50

Wednesday May 10th 7pm

Join us for a Seafood Class. Learn some simple recipes for making seafood on the grill. Grilling fish can be very easy and tasty. Menu items include cedar plank salmon, tilapia tacos, shrimp skewers, and seared tuna
We will grill on both charcoal and gas. Cost $50

Saturday May 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 in the Egg! We will cover everything from lighting to temperature control. Cost $40

Saturday June 3rd Noon
Join us for a Butt and Brisket Class with Chris Marks. Chris makes the Good One line of smokers and has an award winning line of rubs and sauces called Three Little Pigs. Chris has won the American Royal 8 times so he can show how to smoke the real way, low and slow over charcoal. Cost $75

Upcoming Events

Alarmist Beer Dinner May 18th
Terlato Wine Pairing

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...