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Class 'n Cook

Calling all Backyard Cooks! Ever dreamed of testing your skills in the competition ring but, don't know exactly what to do? Take the NEBS Class 'n Cook this May and learn from expert pitmasters how & then put your skills to the test against each other! Cash prizes awarded!

The Class: May 22nd, 10AM-5PM
The Cook: May 23rd, 10AM-5PM  

Day 1: Learn to cook ribs and chicken wings on two different kinds of smokers. The class is taught by award-winning competition pitmasters, but geared toward backyard cooks that want to step up their game. Learn about the proper use of BBQ equipment, and how to leverage rubs, brines, and sauces to get the best from your barbecue.  The class includes a delicious barbecue meal.  See it, learn it, and eat it. After lunch you will put what you learned to work and prep for the cook on Day 2.

Day 2: Things get real when you put your new found skills to the test with a ribs and chicken cooking competition. The contest follows the NEBS tailgate format with blind judging to evaluate your new skills. Equipment, meats, rubs, and sauces are provided.  You will be paired with someone else+ from the class, and together you compete for $1000* in prizes. 

What You Need:
 - Comfortable clothes
 - Sunblock
 - Mask Recommended, but we with be outside

We provide the cookers, charcoal, gloves, knives, thermometers, etc. however if you want to bring your favorite knife kit or any of the other items along with your own rubs and sauces you are welcome to do so on Day 2.  (Yes, you can bring your own cooker, but please let us know if you plan to do so.)

Prize Pool *
1st place Chicken: $300
1st place Ribs: $300
2nd place Chicken: $200
2nd place Ribs: $200 

5/22/2021 Class starts: 10:00 AM
5/23/2021 Cook starts: 10:00 AM
5/23/2021 Chicken turn in: 3:30 PM
5/23/2021 Rib turn in: 4:00 PM
5/23/2021 Award Ceremony 4:45 PM

Class 'n Cook Pricing
NEBS members: $100
Non-members: $120
Join NEBS today and save $20 on the class!

* Prize pool is based on 20 class participants.  If fewer people register, the prize pool will be reduced.

+ The class is held outdoors and follows social distancing guidelines.  During the competition portion, you will be working closely with one other student and masks will be required when not tasting food, unless you are paired with someone you live with.  Please wear comfortable clothes and sunblock, and bring a mask.

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 AM until Sunday, May 23, 2021, 5:00 PM
Blackbird Farm
Blackbird Farm
660 Douglas Turnpike
Smithfield, RI  02917

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chris Clegg
Michael Strout
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This event is intended for backyard cooks, not cooks on the competition circuit. Persons that have participated in more than 3 NEBS Tailgate, Ken Dakai Cup, or KCBS Master Series events as a head cook or formal team member are not eligible. This is an educational event and does not count as a Ken Dakai Cup TOY event.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations allowed until August 1st, less a $5 administrative fee. Cancellations made on or after August 1st are non-refundable.
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