American BBQ Fundamentals (Darcy St. Project)

Course Overview

In this American BBQ Fundamentals class you will learn all about American Barbeque techniques that will allow you to produce amazing meals that impress your friends and family.

Learn about a range of different meats and techniques to produce meals ranging from the low and slow smoked meats like Brisket that you can work on all weekend through to some very quick and tasty options that can be done on a weeknight.

Explore a variety of rubs and seasonings, and master the art of preparing assorted beef, pork, and chicken cuts for smoking and cooking. Additionally, acquire the skills to guarantee that your slow-cooked meats possess the rich flavors and tenderness that are highly sought after in this style of culinary preparation.

You’ll also receive valuable insights on setting up a home BBQ or diving into the world of competitive barbecuing – a word of caution, it can be quite addictive!

As a rewarding conclusion to the American BBQ Fundamentals class, you’ll savor the fruits of your labor and newfound expertise by enjoying a sumptuous BBQ feast alongside your fellow classmates.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • All about meat – the different cuts for various occasions, tastes and budgets
  • How to select or make a range of rubs and seasonings
  • Smoking techniques
  • Fuels and how to control temperature to cook from the low and slow smoked meats to hot and fast grilling
  • The tools you need for various BBQ meats
  • How to make sauces and accompaniments to you BBQ meats

Course outcome

At the end of the class you will be able to:

  • Select a range of meats that are appropriate for various types of BBQ’s
  • Make and apply rubs and seasonings to a range of meat
  • Smoke meats to enhance the flavours
  • Understand the temperature and times required for fast and very slow cooked meats
  • Make sauces and accompaniments for your BBQ meats
  • Impress your friends and family with amazing BBQ meals

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have any previous experience.

What you need to provide

  • Notepad and pen
  • An apron

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

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  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.