Take your pit skills to a whole new level with the world’s first 11-Star, all-online BBQ learning event!


Earlybird signups close at midnight PST on Father’s Day!


Become the backyard pit master you were meant to be…

Ready to take your outdoor cooking beyond brisket, ribs and beer can chicken? It’s time to broaden your skills and master more techniques, with the help of champion pit masters, award-winning chefs and legendary cowboy cooks.

It's like having 11 top chefs and competitors come hang out with you at your grill and teach you all their secrets. And unlike a $1,000 in-person class, there's no travel hassles or expense. Plus, you can watch and re-watch it until you've really got it down.

We'll take you behind the scenes to the Stars' own private kitchens and outdoor cooking spaces to find out what inspires their creativity and drives their passion. Then you'll learn from them in a series of 10 step-by-step workshops that will take your outdoor cooking to a place you never thought possible!

Brisket, ribs, steak, seafood, chicken, veggies…rubs, marinades, flavor bombs… You name it, and you’re about to master it! Get ready to blow away the backyard competition and step into the pit master role you were meant for.

And the best part? You own the workshops, so you can learn at your own pace - pausing, rewinding and fast-forwarding until you really lock in all the techniques! So no matter where you are in your grilling, smoking and cooking skills, it's ideal for all levels. There’s even a private Facebook community where you can connect with other like-minded BBQ fans, share recipes and tips, and encourage each other as your skills get better and better.



Here's the A-list of top-tier chefs, cowboy cooks and competitors and what they're going to teach you when the event debuts this fall...

Ariane Daguin

Chef and Founder, D'Artagnan,
"Let's Cut to the Beef: Butcher's Picks & the Best Way to Cook Them"

David Bouska

Two-Time World BBQ Champion,
"Championship Secrets for the Backyard Griller"

Dean Fearing

James Beard Award winning Chef, Creator of Fearing's Restaurant and known as the Father of Southwestern Cuisine,
"Elevating the BBQ Experience at Home"

Harry Soo

Award-winning Grand Champion BBQ Pitmaster and Owner of Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ, "Asian Flare of BBQ"

Ken Phillips & Brett Gallaway

Steak Cookoff Association, "Raising the Steaks!"

Kent Rollins

Chopped Grill Master and Award-Winning Cowboy Cook, "Tips from the Chuck Wagon: Live Fire and Cast Iron Cooking"

Matt Pittman

Owner of Meat Church and Grand Champion Pitmaster,
"It All Starts with the Rub"


Barbecue Whisperer and Hedonism Evangelist from AmazingRibs.com and New York Times Best Seller, "The Meathead Method: Using Science for Great BBQ and Grilling"

Tim Grandinetti

Award-Winning Chef / Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen and Bar,
"Farm-to-Table Flavor Bombs"

Tuffy Stone

World Record-Breaking Champion Pitmaster and 2019 Memphis In May Grand Champion, "First Place Box Secrets"

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

The BBQ Stars season will kickoff in the early fall of 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.

"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

Risk-free guarantee

If your circumstances change, you can request a refund and we will gladly refund your money in full, up until the day the first course is released in the fall.


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