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BBQ Classes

Nelson BBQ Masterclasses

Everything needed for the class is supplied and everything we cook - we eat! So rally your mates, wear your stretchy pants and get ready to be filled with BBQ food & knowledge! 

Classes can book out quickly and are capped at 30 participants. 

Nelson Dates 2024

Saturday 15 June - Low & Slow Masterclass

Saturday 10 August - Low & Slow Masterclass

Saturday 21 September - Hot & Fast Masterclass

Saturday 19 October - Low & Slow Masterclass

Saturday 23 November - Hot & Fast Masterclass

Message us if you would like to be added to our waitlist 2025 dates or enquire for a private group experience.

New Zealand BBQ Class Tour 2024

We're taking the Masterclass experience out to a town near you! Featuring highlights from our signature Nelson Masterclasses with some variations.

Partnering up with local businesses, each location will vary slightly in course content, time, price and menu but the essence remains the same - fun, tactile, hands on, tasty goodness - learn, cook, ask questions and EAT BBQ!

Queenstown - Friday 21 June - 6 - 8.30pm - $189pp at Canyon Brewing -tickets now closed

Napier - Friday 26 July - 6 - 8.30pm - $169pp at Puketapu Tavern 

Christchurch - Friday 16 August - 6 - 8.00pm - $149pp at BBQs Direct

Christchurch - Saturday 17 August - 9.30am - 12.30pm -$169pp at BBQs Direct

New Plymouth - Thursday 29 August - 6 - 8.30pm - $149pp with The Kiwi Butcher

Blenheim - Saturday 07 September - 10am - 1pm - $169pp with The BBQ Hub

Tauranga - Friday 04 October - 6 - 9pm - $175pp at Palmers Bethlehem

The Low & Slow Online Course 

Can't make it in person? We now have our ONLINE Course! This is a masterclass in low and slow cuts and you can refer to it anytime, anywhere, as many times as you like! Answer your need to know questions easily as each topic and protein is broken into short, bite sized chapters

Low and Slow ONLINE Course  One off price of $199 to keep!


Gift Vouchers 

Want to shout someone a BBQ Class but unsure the date will suit them? Vouchers are available in varying denominations that can be redeemed for purchasing class tickets online. Buy Now!

*Under the Hood Gift Vouchers can be redeemed for the Masterclasses and our online store products. If the recipient wishes to receive the Online Course please contact us to arrange.

About the Nelson MasterClasses

1:  Low & Slow BBQ MasterClass (full day) Cost: $195

Our highly popular Low & Slow BBQ Masterclass is a full seven hour immersive experience that will be enjoyed by all BBQ enthusiasts! Whether you are looking to build on your existing low and slow knowledge or just starting out, you'll be sure to walk away from the day with a swag of new tips and inspiration, not to mention you'll eat your body weight in mouth watering food! The content of the class is a mixture of demonstrations, tastings, Q&A and hands on learning working together in small groups

Topics Covered 
  • Meat, meat and more MEAT - everything we cook, we eat!!
  • Fire management - This is class cooking charcoal, wood, and pellet
  • How to prepare, trim and season your meats
  • Temperature control of your pit
  • Hands on preparation of pork swift ribs, chicken wings & tomahawks
  • Mastering pulled pork and brisket
  • Creating flavour profiles
  • Heaps of Q&A time to ask all your low & slow BBQ questions 
  • UTH BBQ cheat sheet to take home
  • Giveaways and prizes to be won on the day

No gas barbies in sight for this class, however the principles learnt can be applied to gas cooking. For a class that demonstrates gas cooking check out our Hot & Fast Masterclass.

These classes are proudly supported by our sponsor Samba Fire and BBQ, whose generosity make these days extra special!

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2: Hot & Fast BBQ MasterClass (half day) Cost: $169

This course offers a whole range of BBQ cooking that can be done hot and fast and includes hands-on use of our full range of gas, charcoal, offset & pellet grill smokers

We will cover off some of our most popular hot & fast recipes as seen on our Instagram story favourites. 

Topics Covered 

  • Pork Belly with perfect crackling bbq'd two different ways - gas and charcoal - learn how to nail pork so it's succulent in the centre with perfect crackling on the outside.
  • Smash burgers - the easiest, tastiest burgers cooked on the Smash Blade
  • Whole chicken done two ways - Spatchcock & Butterfly
  • Leg of lamb - seasoned with rosemary and garlic
  • Reverse seared thick cut ribeye steaks & chimichurri
  • BBQ pies - yes, that's right, pies cooked to perfection in the BBQ!

This course is ideal for anybody who wants to learn how to master their BBQ with simple but impressive everyday cooks or check out a full range of barbecues and see how they all work and the different flavours they yield.

The content of the class is a mixture of demonstrations, tastings, Q&A and hands on learning working together in small teams. 

These classes are proudly supported by our sponsor Samba Fire and BBQ, whose generosity make these days extra special!

     When and Where?

    Nelson MasterClasses are held at our Under the Hood BBQ Headquarters in Stoke, Nelson

    The sunny Tasman region is a great place to visit for a weekend and our guests travel from around New Zealand to attend the class and enjoy some of the other great activities our area has to offer.


    Contact us now! 

    Invite your friends to join too for a day of fun, feasting and learning and get booked in!

    Private classes can be held by arrangement and are subject to availability. Minimum of 10 participants, please message us for pricing options and availability.

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