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School of BBQ2018-12-08T21:40:09+00:00
The most knowledgeable about all things BBQ and food in general. The courses are fun and you'll have tonnes of laughs in the process.
Phil Belanger
Phil Belanger
2018-11-09T19:42:29+0000
I would recommend anyone interested in taking their backyard bbq skills to the next level to attend one of John's classes. A super interesting and fun session. I've already put what I've learned into practice and now making the best ribs ever. So good! Go ahead, sign up, you will not be disappointed.
Norm Leduc
Norm Leduc
2018-10-28T23:27:28+0000
Let me tell ya, these guys rock when it comes to BBQ! I would recommend to anyone interested in learning the magical arts of BBQ, to take the time, just one full Saturday is all, but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Thanks again to the terrific folks at Eatapedia for hosting this class and I look forward to future adventures. Cheers! P.S. the ribs and brisket, wow.... melt in your mouth! 👍
Paul Waterman
Paul Waterman
2018-10-24T14:56:37+0000
Attended a Pitmaster class hosted by John Thomson from Eatapedia, what a great class full of amazing BBQ tips and tricks that can turn your average guy into a backyard Pitmaster. This would be the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift for that special BBQ person in your life, Chicken,Brisket,Bacon...He does it all.😋
Roy Keating
Roy Keating
2018-10-22T12:54:33+0000
awesome
Huimin Zhou
Huimin Zhou
2018-07-12T08:06:34+0000
Had a fantastic pitmaster class this past weekend. John was helpful and informative. Appreciate all the effort that goes into the class. Thanks John!
Scott Couture
Scott Couture
2018-05-28T00:56:33+0000
The Pitmasters class was excellent with lots of great tips and tricks.
Stephen Shaw
Stephen Shaw
2018-05-26T20:54:17+0000
Had a excellent day at Eatapedia Pit Master class. Learned some really interesting techniques to improve my backyard bbq
BJ McMahon
BJ McMahon
2018-05-26T19:03:02+0000
Simon De L'est
Simon De L'est
2018-05-06T01:37:01+0000
Very helpful class that I recommend to everyone, there are two class one for the one perfecting their backyard BBQ and the one who want to jump into the competition world. One week after the class we got 3 calls and the reserve grand champion title at NYC last weekend, John and his team are top notch and he make great coffee:)
Patrick Couturier
Patrick Couturier
2018-04-09T14:39:35+0000
Jeff Byrnes
Jeff Byrnes
2018-04-02T02:45:19+0000
Very glad to have attended your BBQ competition class! I will surely come back for other classes.
Jean-René Levesque
Jean-René Levesque
2018-04-01T11:15:10+0000
it was an awesome course my wife and I loved it we definitely will be attending every course possible that john teaches thank you guys for the great experience
George Campbell Jr.
George Campbell Jr.
2018-03-27T16:30:41+0000
Benoit Lord
Benoit Lord
2018-03-26T20:38:08+0000
That BBQ competition class was worth every cent and the 9 hours road trip. John is sharing tip but also his passion. A must.
Christian Côté
Christian Côté
2018-03-26T16:02:01+0000
Lots of information packed into a day. I'm looking forward to adjusting my cook for the next event.
Jesse Boudreau
Jesse Boudreau
2018-03-26T15:32:40+0000
A great Pitmaster class yesterday. Valuable info, lots of interaction, and awesome food.
Dale Heins
Dale Heins
2018-03-25T15:28:38+0000
Awesome class today, very informative and great food!!!
Chris McIntyre
Chris McIntyre
2018-03-25T00:10:10+0000

Learn From The Best

Classes are led by 2017 Canadian National and US International BBQ Champion, John Thomson. Over 150 BBQ Awards including National Chicken and National Ribs Championships and Ontario Steak Champion. We know BBQ and we love to share that passion!

Interactive Classes

Classes are kept small to ensure intimacy, comfort and interactivity. We tend to have a lot of discussions and laughs in these sessions. Lots of time for Q&A and some chances to get your hands on too!.

Focus On Technique

We don’t simply teach you a recipe, we teach you how to make the best of any recipes, giving you the confidence and skills you need to wow your friends and family. Gas grill, wood pellet grill, smoker, it doesn’t matter what you use, we can help.

CHOOSE THE CLASS THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

BBQ Workshops

$125
  • All Skill Levels
  • 3 Hour Focused Sessions
  • Theme-Based Workshops
  • Steak, Big Beef, Bacon, Appetizers among available workshops
  • All Taught by National Champion Pitmaster
  • Recipes and Samples Provided
  • Very Interactive with Some Opportunities for Hands-On

Backyard Pitmaster

$200
  • Beginners – Intermediates
  • Full Day Class
  • Meant for Backyard BBQ, Not Competition
  • Focused on Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket
  • Gas, Pellet, Charcoal, Wood – Covering All Cookers
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Samples Provided
  • Hand-outs with Recipes and Tips Provided

Competition Pitmaster

$350
  • Intermediates – Competitors
  • Full Day Class
  • Get You Ready To Compete
  • Full Competition Program for Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket
  • Hot & Fast as well as Low & Slow
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Samples Provided
  • Hand-outs with Recipes and Tips Provided
  • Competition Class Will Be Scheduled In Spring 2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We tend to offer these classes seasonally:  Spring, Winter and Fall.  Summer is harder to do because everyone is too busy BBQing!

BBQ Workshops are 3 hours in length.  The Backyard Pitmaster and Competition Classes run 6 – 7 hours.  We tend to start the classes early in the day to make sure we end in the afternoon.

Yes you will.  Each dish we prepare is shared among the class, and there are sometimes leftovers for you to take home too.  We also serve breakfast, lunch and beverages during the all day classes.

Pictures are encouraged but videos are prohibited unless you specifically ask to film a particular segment in class.  Your hands will be too busy taking notes or eating BBQ to film anyways!

Sure, its a great way to make soup stock but a terrible way to make ribs.  We can help you make fall-off-the-bone ribs in 2 hours without boiling!

Yes, we provide you with printed materials for the class, a pen and notepads.  We also provide discounts for local shops and services and sometimes product samples.

For the Competition Classes, we do offer discounts for teams who are sending 2 or more members.  Use the coupon code TEAMDEAL to save $100 on the entry fee for the 2nd team member.

All classes are held at Cindy’s Restaurant, located at 17 Capella Court in the Hunt Club and Auriga area business park.  There will be no other patrons, as we rent out the entire restaurant for our classes.

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