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Barbecue University™ 2014

Adventures on Planet Barbecue™

Steven Raichlen BBQ U 2013 Day1

“The course is very hands-on (everyone cooks) and no matter how much you think you know about grilling and smoking, you will learn something. You will come home with many recipes you are dying to make, and you will likely be the most popular backyard cook in your neck of the woods – for years to come.”
—Larry Olmsted,

It’s official! Barbecue University™ at the luxurious Forbes 5-Star Broadmoor resort in Colorado announces our 2014 Planet Barbecue program—Adventures on Planet Barbecue—in two action-packed sessions scheduled for May 28 to 31 and May 31 to June 3, 2014.

Join global grilling authority and PBS TV host Steven Raichlen for an electrifying tour of the world’s barbecue trail in three fascinating, informative, delectable days at the internationally acclaimed cooking school the Food Network rated “The #1 barbecue experience in America.”

This year’s program—Adventures on Planet Barbecue™—focuses on the most dynamic grilling and smoking techniques and explosively flavorful recipes in the world of live fire cooking.

Based on Raichlen’s New York Times bestselling book, Planet Barbecue (Workman Publishing) and innovative Secrets of the World’s Best Barbecue e-book, Adventures on Planet Barbecue™ will give you a bold new perspective on man’s oldest, most universal method of cooking.

Together we’ll travel the world’s barbecue trail, from Moroccan leg of lamb to Balinese roast suckling pig, from Scottish smoked salmon to Santa Maria tri-tip to the biggest, baddest beef ribs in Texas.

Other menu highlights include:

  • Made-from-scratch bacon and pastrami
  • Yucatan grilled shrimp cocktail
  • Thai grilled beef salad
  • Brazilian mixed grill
  • Tuscan porchetta
  • Oaxacan grilled corn
  • Coco loco crème brulees
BBQU 2013 Students March

Photo courtesy of Rob Baas, class of BBQ U 2013.

You’ll cook on our amazing collection of grills, which includes a Brazilian rotisserie, Japanese smoker, Indian tandoor, and genuine German schwenkbraten. You’ll also have the opportunity to fire up our Grillworks wood-burning Argentinean-style grill, Kalamazoo tri-fuel grill, Fire Magic Echelon gas supergrill, Horizon offset barrel smoker, Weber Ranch, Tec infrared grill and the largest Big Green Egg—more than 30 different grills and smokers in all.

Your host is acclaimed global grilling authority, Steven Raichlen, whose Barbecue Bible cookbook series (including The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, and BBQ USA) have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. You’ve seen him as host of the popular Primal Grill and Barbecue University on PBS (and on the French language show Le Maitre du Grill). You’ve read his articles in Esquire, GQ, and the New York Times. Now meet the Bon Appetit “Cooking Teacher of the Year” in person at the extraordinary Broadmoor resort in the Colorado Rockies.

Our students come from as far away as Germany, Singapore, Dubai, Ireland, and South Africa, and of course throughout the U.S. and Canada. Space is limited to 55 students per session.

BBQ U opens with a cocktail party reception featuring specialties from the Broadmoor’s many restaurants. You’ll spend the next three mornings at the resort’s Cheyenne Mountain Lodge, BBQ U’s soaring glass and timber classroom with its dramatic outdoor “burn area,” for breakfast, a three-hour class, and lavish lunch featuring the day’s recipes. You’ll have afternoons off to enjoy one of the Broadmoor’s three world-class golf courses, spa, and hiking trails, or visit such Colorado Springs attractions as Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods. (Read about one student’s grilling adventures at BBQ U 2013 to get a taste of the BBQ U experience!)

Barbecue University™ at the Broadmoor is not only a wonderful activity for families, spouses, friends, co-workers, etc., but it makes a memorable gift for a special occasion. Classes fill quickly, so don’t delay.


Packages start at $2,100 for three nights based on double-occupancy. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 855-634-7711, or visit the Broadmoor’s website.