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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.






Ribs being prepped for the smoker

Cook on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired smokers!

KCBS Judging Class

Class participants during the KCBS Judging section of the Class

Here’s your chance to cook on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired smokers!

Sign-up for Fast Eddy’s Competition BBQ Cooking Class and you can!  The class uses the Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired FEC100, FEC120, PG1000, 24” Charbroiler and the FEC rotisserie smokers.   Taught by Legendary Pit Master Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin and BBQ Pitmaster TV Show Finalist and World Food BBQ Champion David Bouska of Butcher BBQ Team, they will be demonstrating their personal competition cooking techniques.  These techniques have been used to win numerous grand championships all over the USA.

This hands-on class is designed to show you how to prepare and cook the four KCBS categories: pork ribs, pork butt, brisket and chicken and how to make a presentation box using parsley and lettuce. It also includes a complimentary KCBS Certified Judging Class that will teach you exactly what the judges are looking for when judging barbecue competition entries. You will also become a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge and KCBS member for an entire year.

The cost of this class is only $400. It includes all meals on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday; all cooking supplies and meat; tour of the Cookshack manufacturing facility; one-year membership in the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society); one year membership as a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge; one year subscription to the KCBS Bullsheet; and a Fast Eddy’s tote bag filled with the following: monogrammed Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack class apron, Cookshack Barbecue Sauces (Mild & Spicy), Cookshack RibRub, Cookshack Brisket Rub, Cookshack Spicy Chicken Rub, Fast Eddy’s Championship Seasoning, Butcher’s Pork Injection, Butcher’s Beef Injection, a binder with class recipes and blank paper and pen for taking notes.

Held at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, OK on Dec. 5th & 6th, the judging portion will be on Friday, Dec. 5th, from 9:30am-2:00pm, with registration beginning at 9am. The competition cooking section will start on Friday from 2:30-5:00pm followed by a dinner prepared by Cookshack at 6:00pm. The class will continue the next morning at 8:00am and should conclude by 4:00pm.

To register for the class, please contact Dara Marlar at d_marlar@cookshack.com or 800-423-0698 and request a registration form. Classes are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Judging BBQ

Each student judges and samples the 4 major categories.

Ribs being prepped for the smoker

Each class member prepares a rack of ribs like competition cooks do. They are cooked and then we eat!

presentation boxes

Students learning how to make parsley and lettuce presentation boxes


Class Instructors Fast Eddy Maurin and David Bouska do not hold back on their techniques

Tote Bag

Each class member gets a tote bag filled with Cookshack spices and sauces.