Barbecue Summer School

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Man, if summer school consisted of smoked brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, I’d have failed every grade. And often. To the tune of this being my 37th year of kindergarten often.

Summer school didn’t have competition barbecue courses, however, and I was forced to learn about barbecue on the streets. You don’t have to, though. The KCBS offers courses not just in summer but throughout the year. Here’s a list of what you can take and where during National Barbecue Month (May) and into June.

Certified Judging Classes
To become a CBJ, just attend one of the hundreds of classes conducted by KCBS every year throughout the country. In a half-day’s time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket – and taste them during the process! The CBJ fee also includes one year’s membership to KCBS.

Bardstown, KY
Instructor: Don Harwell
Contact: Rick Berry (502) 460-3548, Bourbon City BBQ Festival

Rochester, NY
Instructor: Ken Dakai
Contact: Brian Wernett (888) ROC-BBQ8, Roc City Ribfest

North Bend, OR
Instructor: Mark Simmons
Contact: John Hunt (541) 999-5199

Lake Ozark, MO
Instructor: Bunny Tuttle
Contact: Jon Hartenstein (573) 480-9866

Overland Park, KS
Instructor: Mark Simmons
Contact: Culinary Center (913) 341-4455

Frisco, CO
Instructor: Bunny Tuttle
Contact: Nora Gilbertson (970) 668-9120

Tuscumbia, AL
Instructor: Randy G Bigler
Contact: Kelly Aday (256) 710-1901

Table Captain Classes
Austin, TX
Instructor: Mike Lake
Contact Information: Jennifer Shiflett (360) 918-1139

Tuscumbia, AL
Instructor: Randy G. Bigler
Contact: Kelly Aday (256) 710-1901

Cooking Classes
Lisle, IL
Instructor: Chris Marks
Contact: Fireplace and Chimney Authority

Middleburry, IN
Instructor: Chris Marks
Contact:Bob Nurmikko (574) 825-1677

Rochester, NY
Instructor: Danielle Dimovski
Contact: Diva Q

Unadilla, GA
Instructor: Myron Mixon
Contact: Myron Mixon

Ft.Wayne, IN
Instructor: Chris Marks
Contact: No name given (260) 484-0784

Los Gatos, CA
Instructor: Paul Kirk
Contact: David Peterson (408) 833-4164

Ponca City, OK
Instructor: David Bouska
Contact: Christa Jones (800) 423-0698

Pleasant Gap, PA
Instructor: Chris Marks
Contact: Chris (814) 359-2761

Evans, GA
Instructor: Rod Gray
Contact: Rod Gray (816) 225-1155

Wilmette, IL
Instructor: Chirs Marks
Contact: Dan (847) 251-2272

Kansas City, KS
Instructor: Robert Snelson
Contact: Bob Snelson (913) 471-4669

Leisure City, WI
Instructor: Chris Marks
Contact: Doreen (715) 356-3966

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