Events, Seminars & BBQ ClassesDiscover all that Friendly Fires has to offer!
Thank you to everyone who participated to our BBQ Competitions. We had a record number of contestants and attendees. Our BBQ competitions are for any ‘backyard hero’ and offer a great day of fun, cooking, and BBQing of course with proceeds going to support local charities.
This year the The Kawartha BBQ Competition will be held on Saturday July 13th, 2019 and will feature the best Ribs & Pulled Pork in the Kawarthas.
You cannot miss this event, register now as spaces are limited.
On Saturday July 6th, 2019 we will be hosting the Kingston BBQ Competition. This year we will be expanding the Kids Zone, Limestone Therapies giving out massages, Yoga for Grill Masters, Live Music and much more. If you cannot compete make sure that you attend!
Kingston BBQ Classes 2019
Smoke House – Saturday May 25th @ 10am – $15 – Register Here
Fired-up Finger Food – Saturday June 1st – $15 – Register Here
Steak – Saturday June 8th @ 10am – $15 – Register Here
Wood Fired Pizza Oven – Saturday June 15th – $15 – Register Here
Veggies Deserve Grill Marks Too – Saturday July 20th – $15 – Register Here
To promote the culture of BBQ, Friendly Fires hosts annual BBQ cooking classes. Most BBQ events occur Saturday mornings throughout the Summer. They’re a great social gathering and are a fun way to learn about BBQing. Classes are hosted by local chefs, restaurateurs and butcher shops.
Thank you to this year’s chefs!
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
Your ‘Custom’ BBQ Class
Friendly Fires’ facilities and BBQ experts are available to host and organize a BBQ Class for your team (service club, company, social group…). Contact us for details.
2018 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes
2017 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes
2017 Kingston BBQ Competition and BBQ Classes
2016 Kawartha BBQ Competition & BBQ Classes
2016 Kingston BBQ Competition and BBQ Classes
2015 Kawartha & Kingston BBQ Competitions
2015 Kingston BBQ Classes
2015 Peterborough BBQ Classes
2014 Kawartha BBQ Competition
2014 BBQ Competition.
2014 Kingston BBQ Competition
2014 BBQ Competition.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
2009 BBQ Classes
Topics covered: BBQ Maintenance, Napoleon BBQ, Basics of BBQ, Big Green Egg, Greek on the Grill, Planking & Smoking, Great Steaks