August 26th (BootCamp 101) & 27th (BootCamp 102) 2023 BBQ Bootcamps

August 26th (BootCamp 101) & 27th (BootCamp 102) 2023 BBQ Bootcamps


This 2-day event will help you level-up your BBQ skills with the help of Chris Marks, Champion BBQ Expert.

Chris has won more than 50 national barbeque championships, and over 600 individual awards including the Jack Daniel’s World Championship BBQ Sauce Championship, and the Grand Daddy of the all the American Royal in Kansas City Grand Championship 8 times.

He has been featured on the Food Channels “Taste of America” with Mark De-Carlo, Travel Channels “BBQ Battle”, and numerous other local and regional BBQ shows.

Date: Sat., August 26 and Sun., August 27, 2023

Location: 5621 Elmwwod Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Day 1 – Beginning BBQ 101: Ribs & Chicken

Learn how to smoke delicious, competition-quality ribs and chicken with instructor Chris Marks of the Three Little Pigs. Each student will get his or her own slab of baby back ribs to prepare. Chris, an 8-time American Royal Champion, will take you through the entire smoking process and cover topics such as different types of smokers and common mistakes when smoking. Students will eat mouth-watering smoked chicken for lunch and take a “smoked to perfection” slab of baby back ribs home.

Topics Covered:

  • Baby back ribs from start to finish (Hands-on)
  • Smoked chicken from start to finish
  • Types of grills and smokers
  • BBQ techniques
  • Types of wood
  • Fuel
  • Common mistakes
  • And much more!


Day 2 – BBQ 102: Briskets and Butts

In this sequel to the chicken and ribs class, Chris Marks will teach you how to smoke incredible beef brisket and pork butt. Lunch will be provided.

Students will take any leftover brisket or pulled pork home at the end of class. Chris will leave no stone unturned in this in-depth tutorial. The class will be divided into four parts:

1. Cuts of Meats

  • Briskets
  • Pork Butts

2. Preparation

  • Marinades
  • Rubs
  • Injections

3. Cooking Techniques

4. Finishing Techniques

Fee: $250 for the two day BBQ Bootcamp

(Class is limited to the first 30 people registered) * Includes one slab of pork ribs per person. Also includes instruction, additional refreshments, rubs, sauces, and use of equipment.


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