The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association hosts a series of Pitmaster competition barbecue cooking classes during the year. These classes are taught by some of our award winning competition cooks.
In our Pitmasters of the Pacific Northwest Competition Barbecue Cooking Class, you will learn the basics of:
Learn to BBQ Four Competition Meats:
Click the button below to send an email to our training committee if you are interested in taking a pitmaster class or can assist with hosting or supporting a class.
PNWBA is planning on holding classes during 2023 to help you become a better BBQ pitmaster and to expand our group of certified BBQ judges. But we need your help!!
We are looking for recommendations for locations/facilities to hold either or both of these classes.
For our pitmaster class we need an outdoor location where we can set up gear to cook, has power, water, preferably a kitchen, and plenty of space to set up a “classroom” type environment. This might be a parking lot, private property, restaurant, or commercial location. We are also looking for a couple of teams to “teach” the class and assist/cook for the class, along with helpers.
Our judging class needs an indoor location with space for approximately 30 “students” to sit (at least 5-6 tables with 6 seats at each table), power for our AV equipment, an area for the preparation of turn in boxes, a kitchen, and a good environment for judging. We need a couple of teams to do the cook for the class, table captains, and some seasoned judges to assist with the class itself.
For both classes we must have restroom facilities, dumpsters, and we would need access to the location/facility from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
If you have a recommendation for class locations, are a team willing to help with either cook, or just want to volunteer to assist, please respond to this email with the details. We will get back to you and let you know how we are going to proceed.
"The PNWBA Pitmaster class completely exceeded my expectations. Anthony and Tom of the PNWBA did an amazing job of walking us through every step, from meat selection, prep, seasoning, cooking and even had our BBQ judged professionally at the end of the day. This was by far the most informative and enjoyable day of cooking I've had. I now feel completely confident in my ability to make great BBQ. Thank you PNWBA."
- Matt Stroh
"The difference between producing competition quality, low and slow BBQ and spinning your wheels with nicely cooked meats that just don't measure up on the competitive circuit. PNWBA Championship Pitmaster Cooking Classes offer guidance from the experience of seasoned, successful champs who have walked the walk from Portland to Bellingham to Kansas City. Taking a PNWBA Cooking Class can make all the difference!"
- Pat Maddock
Pacific Northwest BBQ Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 23632 Highway 99 STE STE F247, Edmonds, WA 98026