Register Now for Our 2018 Barbecue Business Class

$950 – The barbecue industry’s only barbecue business class. Experience ribs, pork, brisket, and chicken demos with an emphasis on restaurant production and holding. Discuss branding, marketing, PR, catering sales, vending, restaurant financials, resources and suppliers. Tour behind-the-scenes of our restaurants and catering facility. Novices and veterans alike will leave with concrete ideas to impact their bottom line.

This class always has a good mix of people at different points in their barbecue journeys — from legendary family joints to those just starting out. Even if you are very established, just picking up one or two ideas can dramatically impact your business — and we share dozens of great ideas.

Any of our classes work well as team-building and training opportunities. We often have groups of two, three, four, or more, both FOH and BOH. Not only are you all learning and getting inspired together, it’s so much easier to implement ideas back at your restaurant when everyone hears the same information and is equally inspired.

Click the link below to register online or email Amy to pay by check and avoid the ticketing fee.

Register Online at Brown Paper Tickets


Click here for information about travel and accommodations for this barbecue business class.

In late 2018 we hope to have a hotel open in Murphysboro. The hotels we suggest are all in Carbondale, just five short miles away. We’ve also suggested some cabins and B&Bs that are closer and charming. There is one lovely, new cabin that has six bedrooms and we’ve had a few people who brought a whole restaurant team and stayed there — excellent bonding time!




14 Responses to “Register Now for Our 2018 Barbecue Business Class”

  1. Miguel Barker

    Hi, I was interested in learning a little bit more about your Master Class. What are your dates this November? Do you have another events this year? I live in Florida, so would definitely want to plan ahead. Thank you for your time.

    • Amy Mills

      Hello, Mike~ Sorry I am just now seeing this. For some reason I’m not getting notifications. You should’ve received a newsletter, though? If not, the catering class is November 12-13. Hope you can join us!

    • Amy Mills

      Hello ~
      The November Catering Master Class is the 12-13. The Whole Hog Extravaganza is January 21-22.
      Business of Barbecue will be in April; will select the date in December.
      Hope you will join us!
      Warm regards,

  2. James Lambert

    Hey Amy,
    I hope all is well! I know that you guys offer BBQ Business classes. I was just curious if you guys ever off a BBQ competition class?

    • Amy Mills

      We only offer business classes, but there are many good competition classes out there. Check out Mark Lambert and Malcolm Reed — they do a great job. Also Tuffy Stone.

  3. Daniel Roger Melton

    Imam retire and retire from the united states army also. I have been in food and beverage for over 50 years with the united states military. I am living in South Korea. I want to now go in to a event business by events. I mean to go to special festivals in Korea 12 to 15 times a year. There is never less than30,000 people at any event put on by the government. I want o learn more about Barbecuing and smoking pork, chicken and beef brisket for large festivals. When will you have you next class and training Thank you Daniel “Dan” Melton retired United States Army disable veteran.

    • Amy Mills

      Our next Business of Barbecue class will be in March 2020. You can up for our mailing list or keep a lookout on social media to be informed of the next dates. Appreciate your interest!


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