No doubt about it, summer is the time for BBQ. Learn from competitive BBQ champion and Napa Valley BBQ legend Pat Burke as he shares an outstanding BBQ meal he has prepared for you and then works with you to show you how to prepare your own award-winning BBQ feast. This hands-on meal and class will give you the basic techniques to be competitive on the BBQ circuit: from chicken to ribs, sauces to slaws, this delicious summer class is not to be missed. Bring your appetites and your aprons. Since 2001, Pat Burke has competed professionally in BBQ competitions in California, Tennessee and Virginia. With a passion for live fire cooking and a deep dedication to community, Burke can frequently be found BBQing for good at charity fundraising competitions throughout the Napa Valley and beyond. A member of numerous champion BBQ teams, including the Barnyard Roasters based in Columbus, Mississippi and The Vineyard Roasters from Napa, and most recently the Too Ashamed to Name BBQ from San Jose, Pat won back-to-back Reserve Grand Championships at Smoke on the River in Sacramento and at the San Francisco BBQ Festival in 2016. Pat has also competed several times at the World BBQ Championships at Memphis in May, finishing with a 5th place Whole Hog in 2003. Pre-registration required (it helps us prep and order supplies).