Everybody Needs A Big Green Egg Basics Class


I had the opportunity to attend the Big Green Egg Basics class in partnership with CulinaryLocal and learned quite a bit about the Big Green Egg and how it is really a piece of equipment that every one should have if they enjoy cooking.


After attending a couple of classes at the Big Green Egg, I can see how one should probably take the Basics class first. There is a lot of instruction that goes on from:

  1. Breaking down the components of the Big Green Egg
  2. Assembly
  3. How to light Your Big Green Egg
  4. Bringing the Egg Up to Cooking Temperature
  5. Setting up to Cook
  6. Cooking on Your Big Green Egg
  7. Thermometers
  8. Shutting Down the Big Green Egg

That is a lot as you can see, so I would highly recommend this class especially for those of us like me who want to purchase on and have to convince your loved one or to ones who purchased it but are afraid of it.

For this particular class, there was inside and outside instruction and as well hands on fun for the entire group if they wanted.

Chef Amanda, so elegantly shared her story with us, and then proceeded to share with us the components of the Big Green Egg, how to assemble it, how to light properly, bringing it up to the correct temperature and more. After her thorough explanation, I left feeling empowered and figured that I too can properly light my own.


Soon after, Chef Taylor took over and we began the prep work for our meals that day. YUM!!!

We had:

Grilled Donuts w/Brandied Peaches (not pictured)

Grilled Romaine with Maytag Blue Cheese

BGE Cosmic Steak

Cedar Planked Thai Chili Salmon







All of these things were delicious. All of them and what is so cool is that each participant leaves the class with the recipes and everything that was gone over in class. Talk about setting you up for success. You would be able to master the recipes so much so that you can change them up and make them more your own as you go.

Novice or Expert, you will learn something from these great group of people including their awesome volunteers. One of which I think I fell in like with (he likes the fat on the steak and the skin of the salmon, just like me)!!!!

Have you been to a Big Green Egg Class? There are several to chose from and see what is coming up next by going ⇒ here