Looking for Unique Team Activity, Party Idea, or even One-on-One Training?

Our skilled professional events team offers a variety of ways to address your specific needs, from small one-on-one trainings to large corporate groups looking for a unique experience. We’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller organizations across the nation.

Tailored Events Just for You

Our Pitmaster and team will travel to your location (or help you find one) and host a complete interactive pitmaster class for your customers, friends, coworkers, or family. Choose from short format programs like our BBQX, full 3-hour protein-specific classes, or even 6-hour private training, all done in style with our reliable and proven approach. Have a smaller group (8 people or less)? We can host small group trainings at our Houston, TX location.

Our team of expert pitmasters and grillmasters are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with others. We provide an interactive learning experience that’s both informative and entertaining. Your guests will leave our event feeling confident and inspired to bring their newfound barbecue skills back to their own backyard. With Backyard Pitmasters, you’re not just hosting an event, you’re creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Need catering too? We’ve got you covered with options for small bites during the class or a full meal afterward. Plus, we offer a variety of add-ons like our famous rubs, branded gear, and custom branding. Regardless of format, each participant receives a pit-side pocket guide perfect for taking notes and a Certified Backyard Pitmaster diploma upon completion.

Sit back, relax, and let us build an event that exceeds your expectations and impresses your guests in a fun, laid-back Backyard BBQ environment.

Great for:

  • Conferences
  • Client Entertainment
  • Sales Prospecting
  • Team Building
  • Bachelor Parties
  • A Group of Friends
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Family Experiences 
  • Any Reason to Learn this True BBQ Smoking Tradition!

“This is the second time I have hired BrisketU for a private event and what can I say? I’d hire them again in a heartbeat! The staff with BrisketU is very responsive and upfront with their pricing and expectations.  They made the process so easy!  On the day of our private event, the team was at the location early and already had their setup going.  The class was informative, entertaining, and unique!  The meal at the end of the event was delicious and the team provided enough food for my guests and some! My guests had nothing but positive comments about their experience!”  — Valerie, Shell


Make Your Next Event Sizzle with Backyard PitmastersExperience the Nation's Leading BBQ Learning Experience with Our Customizable Events

Highly Flexible and Creative

We understand that every event is unique. That's why we offer a customized experience tailored to your specific needs. From menu options to timeline, we'll work with you to create the perfect event.

Professionally Run and Staffed

Our team of experienced pitmasters and event planners will ensure that every aspect of your event runs smoothly. We have years of experience planning and executing events of all sizes, ensuring your event is in good hands.

Venue flexibility

Our one-of-a-kind barbecue classes and experiences can be held in a variety of locations and venues, making it a versatile option for most events. Our team is available for events in any location in the lower 48 United States.

Experienced Pitmasters

Our team of experienced pitmasters are passionate about barbecue and grilling and will share their knowledge with your guests, creating an interactive and educational experience.

Seamless communication

We understand the importance of clear and efficient communication throughout the planning process, and we make it a priority to keep you informed every step of the way with our interactive event syllabus.

Branding opportunities

We can incorporate branding and personalized touches to make your event truly unique and memorable.

The BBQX “BBQ Experience”: A Timely Choice

The BBQ Experience is a unique event that we’ve created to give guests an in-depth look at the art and science of smoking barbecue. During the approximately 75-minute session, guests will have the opportunity to learn from professional pitmasters and BBQ experts, who will guide them through the finer points of smoking barbecue.

The event features various interactive demonstrations including meat trimming, seasoning, wood selection, and fire management for both Beef Brisket and Pork Ribs.  Our pitmasters and their BBQ team will provide expert-level instruction while also serving some delicious bites along the way. By the end of The BBQ Experience, guests will have gained a wealth of knowledge and skills that they can apply to their own backyard smoking adventures along with a genuine “diploma” honoring them as a “Certified Backyard Pitmaster”.

Get Your Grill On: Unleash Your Inner Pitmaster

Our university-style classes are perfect for corporate events, team-building activities, and sales events, and are suitable for all levels of experience. Our most popular corporate class options are our RibsU, SteaksU, TurkeyU and BrisketU classes. Our team will provide all necessary equipment, and each participant will receive a full-color, printed handout with detailed instructions and recipes that they can take home with them. Our classes are also a perfect pairing for professional event planners and destination management companies who are looking for unique and engaging experiences for their clients.

How to schedule your event:

Fill out the event form here, and a member of our team will get back to you ASAP with availability and pricing.

  • Step 1: Confirm the exact date and time. (allow for 1-2 hours of class and at least an hour of set-up and tear-down time for our team)
  • Step 2: Sign the agreement from BYP that will be sent after finalizing the date selection and expected number of participants.
  • Step 3: Provide your deposit to hold the class/event date. 
  • Step 4: Provide payment for the remainder of the balance before the class date.

Liam McNaughton

Backyard Pitmasters, Private Events

If you have additional questions call 650-660-6495 or email liam@brisketu.com with your details.