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Barbecue University™

Founded by popular PBS TV host, multi-award-winning author, and internationally renowned grilling expert Steven Raichlen, Barbecue University™ is an extravaganza of food, fire, fun, and friendship.



"A Fantasy Camp for Coal Heads"

It’s been ranked the #1 barbecue experience in the U.S. (Food Network). It’s been called “a fantasy camp for coal heads” (Cooking Light Magazine). And now, the three-day bacchanal of smoke and fire known as Barbecue University™ comes to Montage Palmetto Bluff, during Father’s Day weekend, June 18 – June 21, 2020.

Class takes place three consecutive days at Cole’s, a handsome lodge and restaurant with a state-of-the-art classroom and outdoor burn area complete with a massive Argentinean-style fire pit. While preparing the icons of barbecuing and grilling (the class is very hands-on; everyone gets a turn at the grill), you’ll learn the five methods of live-fire cooking. How to light and control a fire. How to harness the flavor-enhancing power of wood smoke in everything from appetizers to desserts. And much, much more. Each class lasts 3 hours and is followed by an incredible lunch based on the day’s menus.

Weekend Package includes:
3 nights accommodations in an Inn room, Guest House or Cottage
Breakfast daily for two
A Welcome Reception for two
3 days of Barbecue University™ classes (3 hours each day plus lunch) for one
Rates starting at $1,495 per night
*additional $1,200 for second guest to attend Barbecue University™

After class, students are free to enjoy Palmetto Bluff’s many recreational opportunities, including boating, hiking, horseback riding, sharpshooting, spa, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and much more. Did we mention fishing? Bring us your catch and we’ll grill or smoke it in class.

Barbecuing at Montage Palmetto Bluff
Chef checking smoked meat
Barbecue University
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