Join Steven Raichlen, the world’s top barbecue and grilling authority, for the ultimate experience for grilling enthusiasts of all skill levels: Barbecue University™ at the luxurious Forbes 5-Star Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our 2018 sessions will take place May 24 – 26 and May 27 – 29.
Founded by the host of the popular PBS show Project Smoke with Steven Raichlen and best-selling author of the Barbecue Bible cookbook series, Barbecue University™ has become one of the world’s most prestigious culinary workshops.
“I have attended cooking classes and retreats throughout the US and Europe but have never experienced anything like BBQ University…”
— Larry Olmsted, contributor to Forbes and BBQ U™ graduate
The classes take place in our stunning mountainside indoor-outdoor classroom at the Cheyenne Mountain Lodge, complete with panoramic views of the Rockies and a jaw-dropping world-class collection of more than 40 grills and smokers, a Kalamazoo tri fuel super-grill to a space age ceramic kamado to every imaginable smoker, rotisserie, and hibachi. Our students have come from as far away as the Netherlands, Taiwan, Dubai, Germany, and Australia. Many return year after year, looking forward to learning sizzling new dishes and innovative techniques each time.
Class begins with an overview of the day’s recipes—the history, ingredients, and essential techniques—followed by a hands-on grill session in our outdoor burn area where teams of students execute the menu under Steven’s supervision.
This year’s menus and curriculum will be inspired by Steven’s soon-to-be-released Project Fire. You’ll learn how to make barbecue’s most iconic dishes and more, all with a special Raichlen twist—from Bourbon Vanilla Baby Back Ribs and Koreatown Brisket to Porchetta Pork Shoulder, Caveman Lobster (roasted in the coals) with Absinthe Butter, and Salt Slab Chocolate Brownie S’mores. Even cocktails, like Grilled Peach Bellinis, get wood-smoked.
The class concludes with a lavish lunch of the day’s recipes.
In the afternoon, you’re free to enjoy the Broadmoor’s many activities, including golf (the Broadmoor has three championship golf courses), zip-lining, trout fishing, tennis, or spa. You can also explore Colorado Springs’ attractions such as Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods.
“Raichlen’s expertise seemed to expand over the three days, or maybe it was that I became more open to realizing the hugeness of all there is to know about grilling, barbecuing and smoking (the latter something I knew nothing about but became somewhat obsessed with by the end).”
— Toni Dash, blogger and BBQ U alumna
Barbecue University is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to share with your spouse, son or daughter, grandchildren, siblings, friends, or co-workers. BBQ U makes an over-the-top gift for a special occasion—a birthday or anniversary, for example.
Packages start at $2,400.00 per person and include:
– Luxury accommodations for three nights, three days
– Welcome reception and introduction to Barbecue University™
– Transportation to and from the hotel to the Cheyenne Mountain Lodge
– Daily breakfast
– Daily barbecue buffet luncheon
– Complete recipe notebook
– Graduation photo with Steven Raichlen as well as a group photo
– Diploma from Barbecue University™
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the Broadmoor’s website or call The Broadmoor at 855.634.7711.