Frequently Asked Questions

Can beginners come to this class?

Absolutely.  We designed this class with novices in mind.  Each lesson starts with us demonstrating what you need to do.  Then you will go to your lab table and your team will do the same thing under the guidance of one of our lab instructors.  It's easy and fun!

Everything we teach is covered in our step-by-step student manual so you will have a reference to take home with you.

If you don't own a smoker,  this is a great way to learn which models would be best suit your needs.

What types of meats do I learn?

We always cook the big four: brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken.  We also always make sides and desserts but which recipes may change from class to class.  We also add 3-6 special items.  Past items have included, chicken wings, drumsticks, pork loin, turkey legs, thanksgiving turkey, and fish.  We are open to requests so give us a shout before your class.

How much is class?

$199-$249. For an individual signing up alone it costs $249.  Sign up with a friend or family member and we'll knock 20% off the total cost-- $199 per student.

How can i sign up?

Either reserve your spot and pay later or enroll now and pay through our website.

What is your cancellation policy?

Full refund for a cancellation received at least ten days prior to the class date. Fifty percent refund for cancellations received two to nine days prior to the class date.  No refund for cancellation the day before or day of, or a no-show.

How can I buy this for someone as a surprise?  Do you have gift certificates?

Absolutely.  Reserve a spot in their name here but give us your telephone and email.  Be sure to mention it is a surprise. If you'd like a gift certificate include that in the message field with your address.

What do I get for my tuition?

Ten hours of hands on instruction where you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with us Pro's and learn to prepare a wide variety of BBQ dishes. Come hungry because we serve breakfast,  lunch and a Dinner Banquet featuring the delicious BBQ you cooked.  Don't forget to invite a guest of your choice to attend the Banquet.  You also get a step-by-step BBQ manual with all our recipes,  and an apron you can take home and wear with pride.  After you graduate you can get on-going e-mail support from your instructors.

Who teaches the class?

Class is taught by Grand Champions with years of experience and the trophies to prove it.  We also have assistants and a pit master watching over the smokers at all times.

What type of smoker should I buy?

That is really a matter of what you need and how much you want to spend.  Our instructors are happy to advise you on the best value for what your needs.

What type of smokers do we cook on in class?

We have every type of smoker ranging from $99-$3,800.  Click here to see our smokers.

When is the class?

Check our Upcoming Classes page for class dates this year.

Where is the class?

Click here to find detailed directions.

Can I bring my own smoker to class?

Yes.  But it may be more of a hassle than it is worth.  We have a variety of smokers that are the same or similar to the ones you have at home.

Can I bring my own meat to class? 

If you want to sure!  We'll throw it on a smoker!

Are you a member of KCBS?

Yes.  You can find our class listed here.

Do you teach advanced classes for people who want to compete?

No,  but our class will give you a solid foundation for competing, plus we will be glad to help you get started.  We are also thinking about establishing a 'Que University backyard team for this purpose. 

Do you teach team building, group or special events?

Yes. Contact us directly about scheduling and pricing.

Who can I speak with about questions I have?

Call us at 706-510-7045 and we will be happy to answer any and all questions.

Can I speak with graduates about their experience taking the class?

Yes.  Many of our students come back and help out after they've graduated.  We can put you in touch with several to get their take on the class.  Click to read reviews from Yelp and Google Business.

I'm from out of town, do you have RECOMMENDATIONS on where to stay and what to do in Atlanta?

Yes! Call us at 706-510-7045 and we will email you a special detailed packet of information about lodging, dining, transportation, activities and more.