BBQ Stars: Legends of the Fire

Meet your new instructors - ELEVEN champion pitmasters and chefs…


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Time to level up your skills - with the help of 11 championship pitmasters!

Go behind the scenes to the Stars’ own private backyards and kitchens, and find out what inspires their creativity and drives their passion for live fire.

Get step-by-step instructional videos from each Star - complete with printable, new, EXCLUSIVE recipes you won’t find anywhere else!

11 Stars, 10 workshops, 100+ video modules – You OWN them, so you can take them at your own pace. Pause, rewind, fast-forward, download, watch them again and again while you progress in your skills!

Feature-film-quality video production – Our award-winning film crew will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action, popping open a cold one and hanging out while you learn from your favorite Stars.

◉ Access to the private BBQ Stars Facebook community - A great place to connect with like-minded backyard pitmasters and aspiring competitors. Share your cooking wins and challenges, exchange ideas and recipes, and ask for input and advice.


Why is this worth $297?
Let a couple Stars tell you in their own words…


I just saw my edited videos and it’s unreal. The quality is unbelievable. It’s that simple: There’s nothing like this out there.
Matt Pittman, Meat Church

Here’s what you’ll be learning and cooking
with the Stars!

Tuffy Stone

World Record-Breaking Champion Pitmaster and 2019 Memphis in May Grand Champion

Workshop Title: “First Place Box Secrets”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Temperature & Smoke Control Running a Clean Fire
• Deconstructing Rubs and Sauces
• Ribs – Both a Competition Rib & Backyard Rib recipe
• Smoked Brisket from flat to point

Harry Soo

Award-winning Grand Champion BBQ Pitmaster and Owner of Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ

Workshop Title: “Asian Flare of BBQ”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Beef Martini Shaken Not Stirred
• Pureed Pear Flaken-Cut Beef Shortribs w Kimchi
• Thai Spicy Chili Flank Steak Salad
• Five-Spice Crusted Lamb Lollipops w Coconut Polenta
• Volcano BBQ Chicken w Ginger Saffron Rice
• Rice Wine Marinated BBQ Pork Belly w Bok Choy
• Crying Tiger Baby Back Ribs w Homemade Spam Fried Rice
• Soy Vinegar Filipino Adobo Pork Skewers
• Miso Crusted Planked Chilean Seabass
• Seared Ahi Tuna w Maui Onion Dressing
• Banana Leaf Spicy Sambal Fish
• Barbecue Stuffed Jumbo Squid w Curry Sauce
• BBQ Whole Catfish w Ginger Scallions Tomato Sauce
• Grilled Giant Prawns w Tamarind Sambal
• Texas Brisket Banh Mi Sandwich Garlic Dipping Sauce
• Pork Adobo

Kent Rollins

Chopped Grill Master and Award-Winning Cowboy Cook

Workshop Title: “Tips from the Chuck Wagon: Live Fire and Cast Iron Cooking”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Lump charcoal vs. wood vs. briquettes
• Heat management//Cooking in Various Conditions
• Dutch oven basics
• Coal placement for specific dishes
• Brisket in the dutch oven
• Cowboy biscuits and chocolate cake

Ken Phillips & 
Brett Gallaway

Steak Cookoff Association

Workshop Title: “Raising the Steaks!”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Steak Cuts and Selection
• Championship Brining Technique
• Prime Rib on a Rotisserie
• Various Cooking Methods and Techniques of Rib Eye Steaks

Matt Pittman

Owner of Meat Church and Grand Champion Pitmaster

Workshop Title: “It All Starts with the Rub!”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Having the whole cook in mind, start to finish
• Barbacoa tacos
• Pork belly burnt ends
• Brined buttered chicken
• Smoked Old Fashioned
• Street Corn


Barbecue Whisperer and Hedonism Evangelist from, author of New York Times Best Seller

Workshop Topic: “The Meathead Method: Using Science for Great BBQ and Grilling”
Cooking and Teaching:
• The Meathead Method – Hardware and Software
• Low & Slow Perfect Pulled Pork
• Sous-Vide-Que Steak on the Afterburner
• Close Proximity Smoked Chilean Sea Bass
• Hot Smoked Salmon
• Grilled Ratatouille
• Pork Belly Porchetta with special guests Greg & Kristina Garrdbo from Chicago Culinary Kitchen

Tim Grandinetti

Award-Winning Chef, Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen and Bar

Workshop Topic: “Farm-to-Table Flavor Bombs”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Cocktails: Thompson’s Cabin, Dr. Brownstone’s Michelada, S’mores from the Kremlin
• Apple-smoked turkey meatballs
• BBQ dip & fresh, garden-inspired kimchi
• Sugar maple plank roasted southern shrimp cakes
• Embered tomatoes & pimento chees grits + wasabi lime aioli
• Cast iron skillet upside-down smoked peach grits cake w/brown sugar & whiskey cream
• Olive oil torte w/burnt & candied orange, smoked honey & pecan crumble

Dean Fearing

James Beard Award-winning Chef, creator of Fearing’s Restaurant, known as the Father of Southwestern Cuisine

Workshop Topic: “Elevating the BBQ Experience
at Home”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Southwestern Flavor Secrets
• Mopped Ribeye
• Backyard BBQ Chicken
• Grilled Asparagus
• Grilled Sweet Potato

Ariane Daguin

Chef and Founder, D’Artagnan

Workshop Topic: “Let’s Cut to the Beef: Butcher’s picks & the Best Way to Cook Them”
Cooking and Teaching:
• Where all the cuts of beef come from – beef to butcher to restaurant
• Red meat comparisons: Beef, lamb, venison, bison
• Aging and marbling
• Poultry comparisons: Chicken, duck, guinea hen, quail, squab
• Game meats and bio-diversity
• Tricks for skin and scoring
• Black truffle butter

David Bouska

Two-Time World BBQ Champion and founder of Butcher BBQ

Workshop Topic: “Championship Secrets for the Backyard Griller”
Cooking and Teaching:
• David’s competition chicken
• Using the whole chicken – all 8 pieces
• Layering – injection, rub, sauce/oil
• Smoking the sauce
• How and why to stall
• Testing and presentation


Your Bonuses!

When you enroll in BBQ Stars, you’ll not only get bragging rights for being part of the inaugural season…you’ll also get all of these bonuses!

Printable Recipes

NEW recipes from the Stars, exclusive to BBQ Stars!

Live Q&A

Hang out online with the Stars and fire away with all your burning questions!

BBQ Stars Secret Facebook Group

Share your progress, questions and successes with like-minded live fire fans from around the world!

"Being a part of BBQ Stars has made me want to become a student of live fire all over again." 

Tuffy Stone
Memphis in May Grand Champion

"I’m all over this!!! If you are serious about your grilling but not sure if you want to get to the pro competition level, this is perfect 👌🏽! I love ❤️ that you can keep going back to learn again & again so that you can ‘get it right.’ BRAVO 👏🏽" 

Steve B.

"Cooking for others is an act of love and nothing, not even sex, is more intimate and loving than feeding friends and family. My mission in life is to teach people how to cook, and I can't wait to share the Meathead Method with others."


"I am star struck by the list of BBQ stars to be partnered alongside. So excited to be a part of this!"

Matt Pittman

"I love cooking on the grill and smoker and ready to learn how to prepare it right. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the opportunity to get in on this school!"

Curtis A.

Meet your host

BBQ Stars is hosted by Richard Alexander, CEO of Hasty Bake, America’s original, portable Charcoal Oven company.

Over the years, Rich has gotten to know the best chefs, cooks, pit masters and champions of the BBQ world, and many of the Stars have taught cooking classes at the Hasty Bake headquarters in Tulsa, OK. Rich thought it was time to make the best in outdoor cooking instruction accessible to all BBQ fans worldwide. Everyone deserves to learn from the best!

Richard shares more about what you’ll learn in BBQ Stars…


Frequently Asked Questions

The BBQ Stars season will kickoff in September 3, 2019. Each Star's workshop will debut one at a time, each separated by a day or two, to give you time to watch. Busy this fall? No worries - you own the workshops so you can watch them on your own time!

Each workshop is approximately 1-2 hours in length, broken up into short "lessons" to make them easy to watch later when you're looking for something in particular.

Your video lessons never expire. You own them and you can watch them as many times as you need to. And yes, you can even download the lessons if you know you'll be somewhere with a slow or non-existent internet connection!

Yes! You can use your computer, tablet, or even your phone to watch the video lessons - as long as you have a web browser, you can log in to your student portal to access the videos. So you can set up right next to your grill or smoker and cook along with the Stars :)

We're here to help! Email us anytime at [email protected] - we'll usually respond within 24 hours.

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