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Jess Pryles of Hardcore Carnivore

Spring Training 2020

Location: University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science

The Spring Training Workshop is our premier educational event, this year held on April 11th at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota BBQ Society joins the U of M Meat Science department to provide a full day program. The workshop is packed with lectures and demonstrations provided by meat scientists, industry professionals, and Minnesota BBQ Society competitors.

BREAKING NEWS

Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Jess Pryles – Hardcore Carnivore.

Jess Pryles Hardcore Carnivore

For attendees, the workshop includes admission to the day’s events, as well as a binder full of all presentations, a continental breakfast, an AMAZING BBQ lunch, and refreshments during breaks along with product tastings. The entire program will take place in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, main auditorium.

Registration will be open soon. Check back often and watch our Facebook page for announcements about ticket sales

The Minnesota BBQ Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the art of outdoor cooking. The way in which we do this is through educational opportunities and activities, for the casual backyard chef to competition cooks and professionals, all sharing the same passion.

Space is limited. We will provide a waiting list signup once the event is full.

2019 KCBS Certified Judges Class

Certified BBQ Judge Class Signup

Are you interested in judging BBQ competitions?

To become a Certified BBQ Judge (CBJ), just attend our class at the University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab on March 9th! In a half-day’s time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket – and taste them during the process!

By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area!

The class will be held March-9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

Location: The University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab Main Auditorium
Room 125, 1354 Eckles Ave, Falcon Heights (St Paul) MN 55108.

Judges Class is now Full!

Spring Training 2019 Logo

Spring Training 2019

Location: University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science

The Spring Training Workshop is our premier educational event, this year held on April 13th at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota BBQ Society joins the U of M Meat Science department to provide a full day program. The workshop is packed with lectures and demonstrations provided by meat scientists, industry professionals, and Minnesota BBQ Society competitors.
Our Keynote Speaker this year is “Meathead” of AmazingRibs.com.

For attendees, the workshop includes admission to the day’s events, as well as a binder full of all presentations, a continental breakfast, an AMAZING BBQ lunch, and refreshments during breaks along with product tastings. The entire program will take place in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, main auditorium.

You are encouraged to register soon as space is limited!

The Minnesota BBQ Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the art of outdoor cooking. The way in which we do this is through educational opportunities and activities, for the casual backyard chef to competition cooks and professionals, all sharing the same passion.

Space is limited. We will provide a waiting list signup once the event is full.

Spring Training is now full! Please use the waiting list if you wish to join and we will call you if a spot opens up.

Waiting List

Traeger Meat Master BBQ Shop Class

LOCATION
ARROW ACE201 N Victory DrMankato, MN, 56001

This class is all about the meat. Featuring an all-star menu of juicy brisket, spatchcocked chicken, pulled pork and steak, and even a Tito’s vodka smoked lemonade, you’ll learn a variety of techniques to tackle them all. Bring your BBQ questions take home some serious skills to earn you the title of Meat Master. This Class will be taught by legendary BBQ Queen, Danielle Bennett. Danielle knocks the BBQ competition out cold. She’s the host of BBQ Crawl, author of her own cookbook, Diva Q’s Barbecue, and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and Canada. Diva is famous for her smoked bacon and wood-fired desserts and she dishes out priceless advice in her Traeger Shop Class.

Register Here (search for Minnesota classes)

Traeger Barbecue Classics Shop Class

LOCATION
ARROW ACE201 N Victory DrMankato, MN, 56001

It’s hard to beat the classics, so this class will show you how to do them even better. From St. Louis-style ribs, pizza and steak, to dessert and even a Tito’s vodka smoked lemonade, you’ll blow away your guests with your smokin’ new skills. This Class will be taught by legendary BBQ Queen, Danielle Bennett. Danielle knocks the BBQ competition out cold. She’s the host of BBQ Crawl, author of her own cookbook, Diva Q’s Barbecue, and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and Canada. Diva is famous for her smoked bacon and wood-fired desserts and she dishes out priceless advice in her Traeger Shop Class.

Register Here (search for Minnesota classes)

Docfather BBQ, Competition Rib Class

Learn from an area professional pitmaster how to smoke the gold standard of BBQ award-winning pork ribs. Step by step, from selection to prepping to smoking, you’ll learn how to make tender, tasty ribs. You will leave with not-so-secret recipes so you can be the one of the best rib cooks on the block. Q and A time about equipment, meat, seasoning and sauces will be provided during class. All supplies and meat provided. Bring to class: appetite for sampling.

Sign Up Here

BBQ Spring Training

Spring Training 2018

Time: 7:30AM – 4:30PM – Great BBQ Lunch Included
Location: Falcon Heights, MN

The Minnesota BBQ Society is pleased to join the University of Minnesota Meat Science Department once again to offer the BBQ Spring Training Workshop on May 26th, 2018 in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science.  This full day program is packed with lectures and demonstrations provided by meat scientists, industry professionals, and Minnesota BBQ Society competition pros.

The workshop contains something for everyone, from the amateur backyard cook to seasoned competition chefs.  Your registration for the workshop includes a binder full of all the presentations, a University of Minnesota Meat Science hat and apron, breakfast refreshments, BBQ lunch, and product tastings, all for a reduced registration rate of $150 per person for members and $175 for non-members.  The entire program will take place in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The day begins with a very informative tour of the Meat Lab; the University raises their own livestock and slaughters them on site. There is also a retail shop where the University’s own meats, sausages, cheeses and amazing ice cream are available for sale.

Due to the date change, our keynote speaker is now Heath Riles, from Heath Riles BBQ (Recently Transitioned from Victory Lane BBQ) Heath is:

  • 39 years old, started cooking BBQ at 18
  • 52 GC’s in since 2013, over 20 perfect scores as well.
  • TV= nationally run Bank of America commercial, also multiple appearances on Food Network, Destination channel, Travel Channel and radio appearances.
  • BBQ biz= restaurant consultant, contracted recipe development consult, his personal rub and seasoning  business has earned over 30 NBBQA awards.
  • Has taught numerous classes, and keynote sessions to all levels of audience.

More about Heath!

 

Some of this year’s topics include:

The Science of Meat

BBQ Equipment- Theories & Reality

The Art of Cooking BBQ

Barbeque Showcase

What it takes to be a BBQ Team in Backyard & Pro

The Right Equipment for You

Sausage Fundamentals

Registration for Spring Training 2018 is now closed!