2020 Cooking Classes By BBQ Authority

Fireplace & Chimney Authority and BBQ Authority have teamed up to bring you world-class instruction in all things BBQ. This year we will be hosting classes that will help you brush up on your skills as well as learn new ones. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn expert techniques from Elite Chefs and Renowned Barbecue Champions. Get a group together and make it a fun night or come join us by yourself to make new friends. Our classes are a definite must for all levels of BBQ enthusiasts.

Please note: Due to the planning and preparation required for each class:

**NO Cancellations/ Refunds within 30 days of scheduled class

**Cancellations greater than 30 may be subject to a cancellation fee.

OFFICIAL schedule




September 17th 2020

Featured Chef: Chris Marks 

In this sequel to the Ribs & Chicken Class, Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks will teach you how to smoke incredible beef brisket and pork butt.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Cuts of Meat
  • Preparation
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Much More
Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instructional by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.






August 13th 2020

Featured Chef: Chris Marks

Discover the entire smoking process during this BBQ 101 Class. Learn from the Master BBQ Champion Chris Marks himself.

Detailed Instructions Include:

  • Pork Spare Ribs
  • Baby Back Ribs from start to finish. (Hands On)
  • Chicken
  • Types of Grills & Smokers
  • BBQ Techniques
  • Types of wood
  • Fuel
  • Common Mistakes
  • Much More

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $99 and include Beer, Wine, Soda and Dinner in addition to the instruction by Chris Marks. Please call 630-969-8800 to reserve your ticket.