Events, Seminars & BBQ Classes

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BBQ Competitions

Due to COVID, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend our BBQ Classes and competitions until further notice.  

Thank you to the fantastic chef’s who took part in our 2020 BBQ Classes.

Chef Colin Burtch from Kingston Brewing Company

Chef Dale Jones from Capers Custom Catering

Chef Matt Darch from Olivea

Chef Michael Santoro from La Piazza Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

Chefs Knifey and Spooney from Knifey Spooney

Previous Events


2018 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes

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2017 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes

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2017 Kingston BBQ Competition and BBQ Classes

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2016 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes


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2016 Kingston BBQ Competition and BBQ Classes


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2015 Kawartha & Kingston BBQ Competitions


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2015 Kingston BBQ Classes

Dianes Fish Bar Salmon 1
Atomica BBQ Pizza Healthy
Harpers BBQ Burger 4

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2015 Peterborough BBQ Classes

Primal Cuts BBQ Class 8
Muddys 6
Brian Henry 4

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2014 Kawartha BBQ Competition

2014 BBQ Competition.

Final 2
A Beautiful Thing
2014 Ptbo BBQ Comp - 28

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2014 Kingston BBQ Competition

2014 BBQ Competition.

Black Olive Grlling
Team FF Black Olive
2014 Ptbo BBQ Comp - 14

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2013 Kawartha BBQ Competition

The annual Kawartha BBQ Competition was held on July 27th.  With dozens of entries and hundreds of visitors, the event was the largest in our history.  The band and celebrity judges helped make the event a total success.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

2013 Ptbo Rib Comp - 062
2013 Ptbo Rib Comp - 035
2013 Ptbo Rib Comp - 043

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2013 Kingston BBQ Competition

The first ever BBQ competition was held in Kingston on July 20th.  It was our first BBQ Competition in Kingston and was also well attended.  We look forward to learning from our first year, and making our 2014 Competition even better.

Kingston BBQ Winner
Kingston BBQ Rodney
Kingston BBQ 15

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2012 Kawartha BBQ Competition

In 2012, Friendly Fires hosted the first ever Kawartha BBQ Competition. Teams from all over participated and cooked their best ribs. The BBQ food was judged by Dean Del Mastro, Ken Jackman, Mike Judson, Shari Darling as well as Chef Brian Henry. The winner received a brand new Saffire Kamado Charcoal BBQ – courtesy of Friendly Fires.

Rib Preparation 3
BBQ Rib Prep 3
Team Saffire

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2012 BBQ Classes

Some of the topics we covered included: BBQ Safety Check & Cleaning, Napoleaon BBQs, Steaks, Burgers, BBQing by women for women, Steaks, Charcoal Cooking, Intro to BBQing, Smoking & Planking, Primo Charcoal Demo Team, BBQ Contest, Beer Can Checken 4 ways, Cook and entire meal on a BBQ


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2011 BBQ Classes

Topics covered: Big Green Egg, Burgers by Brad, QA Cow – Chef Henry, QA Pig – Chef Henry, Burgers by Brad – 2, QA Fish – Chef Henry, Broil King Demo


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2010 BBQ Classes

Topics covered: BBQ Maintenance, BBQ Accessories, Basics of BBQ, Big Green Egg, BBQ for Women, Beer Butt Chicken, Mexican, Kawartha Choice, Indian, Steaks, Smoking & Planking, Ribs, Sausages


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2009 BBQ Classes

Topics covered: BBQ Maintenance, Napoleon BBQ, Basics of BBQ, Big Green Egg, Greek on the Grill, Planking & Smoking, Great Steaks


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