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Have you thought about opening a catering business, a food truck, or a restaurant?

Have you thought about opening a catering business, a food truck, or a restaurant? Are you interested in taking barbecue or smoked foods to the next level?

If you have answered yes to these questions, Cookshack has the answers to make your business successful!  Register now for the July Fast Eddy Restaurant and Catering Class!  The class is held at the Ponca City Country Club in Ponca City, OK and our class uses their Commercial Kitchen.  The PCCC is located at 1101 N. Pecan. You will see how to cook on a Cookshack Charbroiler, FEC500 commercial pellet smoker, FEC120 commercial pellet smoker, and SM160 electric smoker.  All smokers used during the class will be available for purchase at a special rate for participants before or during the course!

Brisket Information from David Bouska

Brisket Information from David Bouska

The class has an intensive classroom portion and a hands-on portion.   If you want to handle meat,

rubs, and knives this is the class for you! Each student will learn how to select proper meat cuts and to trim the brisket, pork butt, ribs, and chicken.  Other topics of discussion include menu ideas, injecting and seasoning, plating and presentation, cook and hold techniques, food safety, brining, profitability and yields.  Recipes from the instructors are included.

Class attendees setup the serving line and serve the patrons of the PCCC

Class attendees setup the serving line and serve the patrons of the PCCC

It also includes set-up of a dinner service and working the serving line for the patrons of the Country Club.

Sampling Ribs from the SM160 and FEC500

Sampling Ribs from the SM160 and FEC500

The instructors are the legendary “Fast Eddy” Ed Maurin, BBQ Pitmaster TV Show Finalist and owner of the Butcher BBQ Stand, David Bouska of Butcher’s BBQ Competition Team, and Cookshack CEO/President Stuart Powell.  Each student will receive a binder with class materials, apron, supplies, and other goodies to take home.  It also includes three nights of hotel, meals, and a tour of Cookshack’s Manufacturing Facility.  The cost of this class is $850. The class dates are July 13th and 14th.  Classes will begin at 8:00am on Monday and Tuesday and we will finish around 7:30-8:00pm on both days. We have three airports within 110 miles of Ponca City, OK. They are the OKC (Oklahoma City Will Rogers World, OK), TUL (Tulsa International, OK) and ICT (Wichita Midcontinent, KS).

Class size is limited to 25 students, so enroll today!  For more information or to request a registration form, contact Christa with Cookshack at 800.423.0698 or email her at c_jones@cookshack.com.






Update or expand your commercial smoker!

2014 is almost over, but it is not too late to update your commercial kitchen equipment with a new smoker.  Maybe you need to add capacity to grow your business, then adding an another unit makes sense.  Cookshack has smoker models to fit your business needs with fixed shelf and rotissiere units available.

SM160, SM260, SM360

SmartSmoker® Electric Smoker Line

Cookshack has three models in the SmartSmoker® electric smoker line.  The SM160, SM260, and SM360 use wood chunks to add delicious smoke flavor. They feature digital controllers with time, temperature and holding features, 24-hour-a-day operating capability, are solidly built from stainless steel and are surrounded by 850°F Spin-Glass® insulation.  The units have a capacity of 120 to 550 pounds.  Need an easy to use unit that is dependable, then you should consider a Cookshack SmartSmoker® electric smoker.

FEC Smokers

Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet Fired Smokers

Are you looking for a deeper smoke flavor?  Then the Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack line of commercial smokers might be what you are looking for.  Cookshack is the only manufacturer of 100% wood-burning pellet-fired commercial smokers!  They do not require gas or logs!  These units are easy to install and operate, just plug into a standard 120 VAC to run the controller and augers and let the wood pellets do the rest of the work.  These units are NSF and USDA approved and Warnock Hersey and ETL Listed Commercial Cooking Equipment in USA and Canada.  They auto-start with a fifteen minute heat recovery, are available in fixed shelf or rotisserie versions.  These units can be used outside or inside with adequate ventilation required of commercial cooking equipment.   Contact the Cookshack sales or customer service teams for more information on venting requirements.

Cookshack smokers are used in restaurants,  country clubs, delis, food trucks, meat markets, convenience stores and concessionaires all across the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia.  Cookshack is here to solve your problems and help you grow your business.  Cookshack wants to be your source for making great barbecue and smoked foods. We want your business to be a success because we view business as a relationship that benefits both parties.  We hope you will decide to do business with us!