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UK BBQ School BBQ Fundamentals Course with Marcus Bawdon

Embark on a Culinary Adventure in the Heart of Devon:

Step into the world of authentic BBQ cooking with the UK BBQ School's premier BBQ class, beautifully situated amidst the rolling hills and lush landscapes of Devon. Under the expert tutelage of Marcus Bawdon, a stalwart in the barbecue community, editor of the UK BBQ Magazine, and the heart and soul of Country WoodSmoke, you're in for a BBQ course experience that's both enlightening and delectable.


Why This Class?

Barbecue isn't just about grilling; it's an art form, a culinary tradition, and a way of life. Whether you're a novice looking to start your BBQ journey or someone wanting to refine their barbecue recipes, this class offers a comprehensive insight into the world of outdoor cooking.

What you will learn:

  • Heat Mastery: Understand the nuances of controlling heat in a BBQ, ensuring perfectly cooked dishes every time.

  • Fuel and Smoke Synergy: Discover the ideal combinations of fuel, smoke, and food to elevate your barbecue cooking game.

  • Rub and Sauce Secrets: Learn the intricacies of creating a mouth-watering dry rub, and the art of sauce and baste application.

  • Hands-on Cooking: From succulent BBQ chicken thighs to juicy steaks and sumptuous roasts, get hands-on experience in cooking a range of BBQ delights.

The experience:

  • Learning in Leisure: The class promises a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, conducive to learning and experimentation.

  • Interactive Session: Benefit from a 3 hour intensive teaching, cooking, and interactive session with Marcus.

  • Savour the Flavours: Post the learning, indulge in an hour of pure gastronomic delight, relishing the dishes you've cooked, mingling with fellow BBQ enthusiasts, and quenching your barbecue queries.

BBQ Course: Essential Information

  • Cancellation Policy: A week's notice ensures a full refund. Three days gives you a 50% refund. Less than that? Pass the opportunity to a friend! Please note that to cancel you need to contact The UK BBQ School directly.

  • Dress Code: While the classes are sheltered, the evenings can get nippy. Dress seasonally and bring extra layers.

  • Dietary Concerns: Please inform The UK BBQ School of any dietary restrictions or allergies. Note: This course is meat-centric.

  • Class Dynamics: The UK BBQ School value personalised attention. Classes are intimate with 8-12 participants, catering to those above 16 years of age.

  • Location Insights: Located at Fordmore Farm Shop (Newlands Park), the UK BBQ School offers a serene learning environment. Ample parking and clear signposts ensure a hassle-free experience. The School is 3 minutes from Junction 28 of the M5 Cullompton and easy to get to from the A303. The full address is below:

Fordmore Farm Shop, Newlands Park, Honiton Road, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1WH, UK

BBQ Fundamentals: Class Feedback

Steve, Newport

"If you want to move on from burger & sausage and have the confidence to do so, this is the course for you. I highly recommend this course and looking forward to the next level when they become available. I’ll be cooking the things passed very soon…”

Dan, Devon

"Amazing experience Marcus. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, home and hospitality. Anyone thinking of doing this course, do it! I feel so charged with enthusiasm for outdoor cuisine. Bring on warmer days and late night outdoor parties with friends.”

James, Devon

"Food was stunning – from the chicken thighs to the dirty hanger steak (and who knew you could do a perfect roast beef in a Weber?!). It’s given me so much more confidence to gently smoke meat on a few coals – rather than overpower with heat and wood!”
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