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Christmas Over Fire!



As Christmas is fast approaching, what better way to get creative than trying your hand at cooking over fire! This course opens up a world of possibilities on your barbecue, grill or local beach. As well as covering key skills such as lighting and temperature control, you’ll be learning how to cook killer meals on fire!

Suitable for those who want to learn to cook Christmas food with a difference and step away from the traditional Christmas day “battle for oven space”!!!  We will show you how to use a “lid-on” barbecue technique to grill, roast, smoke and bake! During this half day course you and your classmates will prepare a variety of different festive dishes under the guidance of Rupert and using many of the techniques he uses for events and feasts.

Using a combination of charcoal and wood you’ll be taught skills from lighting techniques to controlling temperature and knowing when your food is perfectly cooked.

Open up a world of possibilities on your barbecue.

Course Overview

Duration: 10:00-14:30

Tutors: Rupert Cooper – Head tutor

Maximum student to tutor ratio: 8-1

Welcome: Meet your tutor and see for yourself the Philleigh Way farmhouse cookery school and garden. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee.

The Day: The day is a mixture of demonstrations and practical hands on cookery. All ingredients and equipment are supplied.

Close: Have a chat with fellow course attendees and members of the Philleigh Way team before heading home. This is a guide to the days activities and may vary depending on the season as well as the group’s interest.

Sample dishes

Christmas BBQ brunch

Smoked and rolled turkey

Maple glazed roasted carrots

Jumbo pigs in blankets

Boxing Day grilled cheese sandwich


Lighting BBQ’s

Temperature control

Barbecue cooking methods – gas and charcoal barbecues

Cooking with direct and indirect heat

Roasting and grilling


Age suitability: 16+ or 13+ if accompanied by a paying adult.

Additional Information


7th December 2023

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