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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.


Friday April 22nd 7pm
Join us for a Beer Dinner with Half Acre Beer Company. Half Acre has been brewing award winning beer in Chicago since 2007. This will be a four course meal paired with 5 of their beers. Jimmy Pomerantz from Half Acre will be on hand to discuss the evening's beer selections and tell a little about the brewery. Cost $50
Thursday May 5th 7pm
Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's Market. This is the third part of our Oakton Series so you must call Oakton to sign up but the class is held in our shop. Number to call and sign up is 847-982-9888. Joe will cut up an entire loin to show you where the different cuts of steak come from and then we will show you how to grill the perfect steak on charcoal and gas.
Thursday May 12th 7pm
Join us for a Grilling 101 Class. Learn some simple recipes for both charcoal and gas to get your Summer grilling season started. We will also show you the proper techniques, proper tools and accessories to make you a "master of the grill".  Cost $50
Wednesday May 18th 7pm
Join us for a Girls at the Grill event. If you are looking to learn how to use a grill and want eat simple, healthy, organic foods this event is for you. We will teach you how to grill on both gas and charcoal plus Ariana Justak will be on hand from WildTree and will have healthy meals that you need to do is prep and throw on the grill! There will also be a raffle for $80 worth of her product. All this for $40. Menu items include Asian Ginger Beef Skewers, Herb Grilled Chicken with Fire Roasted Veggies and Savory Grilled Salmon. Call shop to sign up!

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


Two Brothers Beer Dinner May 20th
Chris Marks Butt and Brisket June 4th


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...