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 25th 7pm

Join us for a beer dinner with Finch's Brewery. Finch's has been brewing beer in Chicago since 2009. In 2013 their Threadless IPA and Secret Stache Stout won Gold Medals at The World Expo of Beer and the US Open Beer Championship. Enjoy a four course meal paired with 5 of their award winning beers! Beau Forbes from Finch's Brewery will be on hand to discuss the brewery and the beers we will be serving that night. Reservations required. Cost $50

?Thursday May 1st 7pm
Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's Market. This is the 3rd part of our series with oakton Community College. Class is held at our shop. Joe will cut up an entire loin and show you 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

?Saturday May 10th 2pm
Join us for a Big Green Egg class. Learn what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill/smoker. We will smoke pork, grill chicken, sear steaks and even fire some homemade pizzas! Cost $40

?Thursday May 22nd 7pm
Join us for a Seafood Class with Chef Phil Siciliano. Learn some simple tasty recipes that make grilling seafood a snap. Cost $50

?Friday May 30th 7pm
Join us for a Beer Dinner with Boulevard Brewing out of Kansas City. Boulevard has grown to be the Midwest's largest specialty brewery since its inception in 1989. We will sample 6 of their beers paired with a number of dishes. Cost $50


Butt and Brisket Class-6/7
Great Lake Beer Dinner 6/19


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...

The Backyard Barbecue Store | 1147 Greenleaf Ave | Wilmette IL 60091 | (847) 251-2272

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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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