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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.


Thursday July 23rd 7pm

Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's Market. Joe will cut up an entire loin to show you where we get the different cuts of steak from and then we will show you how to grill the perfect steak on both charcoal and gas. Cost $60
Saturday August 1st
Backyard BBQ is road tripping to Milwaukee. Bus leaves Backyard BBQ for Miller Park to see the Cubs battle the Brewers. Call shop for details. Space is limited!

Thursday August 20th 7pm

Join us for a Grilling class that will cover the basics of grilling. Learn the proper techniques for both charcoal and gas and the proper tools to use. We will grill Cedar Plank Salmon, Beer Can Chicken, Pizza on the Grill and Stuffed Burgers! Cost $50

Thursday August 27th 7pm

Join us for a Beer Dinner with Oskar Blues Brewery from Longmont , Colorado. They feature some great beers such as Dale's Pale Ale and Mamma's Little Yella Pils! This will be a four course meal paired with 5 different beers. Kevin Sweeney from Oskar Blues will be on hand to talk about the brewery and the beers we will be serving. Cost $50

Lakefront Beer Dinner 9/17
Chris Marks Rib and Chicken Class 9/19


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...