Weber Essentials

12:00PM - 4:00PM
4 Hours

Hands on

Get to grips with the fundamentals of lid on barbecuing. Learn to grill, roast, bake and smoke to become a backyard barbecue hero.


Pork Loin Grill Academy

Your booking is handled by Weber but we are happy to help if you need assistance. You can book online by clicking the Book Now button above.

Learn to Barbecue the Weber way at Grill Academy with Cooks Academy

Fun, hands-on barbecue course in conjunction with Weber, covering skills such as lighting, temperature control and a range of barbecue cooking methods.

Barbecue Course Details

Suitable for all levels of experience, the Weber Essentials course includes mastering Weber’s renowned “lid-on” barbecue techniques for grilling, roasting, smoking and baking; using a combination of charcoal and gas barbecues. 

Glazed Grilled Barbecue Pork

Your day will start with a meet and greet, where your chefs will run through all the exciting ingredients and sumptuous food you will be preparing. After each stage of hands on food prep, you will go outside and get to grips with all the fun of cooking on a barbecue. We hold our barbecue courses on our city rooftop terrace and if the weather doesn't play ball we have gazebos to keep the rain off you while grilling. As each course is ready and while the next one is cooking you get a chance to sit down with your fellow barbecuers and a glass of wine to enjoy the fruits, and foods, of your labour.

We run courses on Saturdays from 12.00pm - 4.00pm and on weekday evenings from 6.00pm - 10.00pm. Once you learn to Barbecue the Weber way you'll definitely be extending your barbecue season and like our friends at Weber, you're probably going to want to cook your Christmas turkey on the barbecue!

Our barbecue menu includes:

    • Pizza
    • Salsa Verde
    • Coal Roasted Sweet Potato
    • Rib-eye Steak
    • Beer Can Chicken with herb and butter paprika rub
    • Sage and Mushroom Risotto
    • Smoked Pork Loin with BBQ rub and crackling
    • Grilled Broccoli with chilli & garlic
    • Chocolate Molten Puddings

Each day includes a delicious 5-course meal, complimentary drinks and a Weber apron and recipe card to take home with you.

During the day you will get to grips with a variety of Weber barbecues, both gas and charcoal, using a variety of Weber® accessories. And, of course, you get to eat what you cook!

Grill Academy Steak

Barbecue skills covered:

  • Lighting both gas and charcoal barbecues
  • Barbecue management - how to control the temperature of the barbecue, how to use the heat and space on the grill
  • Direct and in-direct cooking methods so you will be able to grill, roast and bake almost anything on your barbecue.
  • Wood smoking
  • Cleaning gas and charcoal barbecues


"Big massive thank you to Vinny and Cormac and the staff at Cooks Academy, I can’t believe we were there for Four hours did not feel like it at all.  The professionalism and passion you guys have for what you do is contagious.  The feedback was that everyone loved the evening and want to sign up for some of your other classes too.  Very happy customers. "
Grill Academy customer August 2015


Cooks Academy hosts Grill Academy courses on behalf of Weber.  Your booking is handled by Weber but we are happy to help if you need assistance.

You can book online by clicking the Book Now button

We also run Grill Academy for Corporate Groups  Contact us for more details.

About Cooks Academy

Located on South William Street, Dublin 2, Cooks Academy is the leading cookery school in Dublin city centre. We run a wide range of cooking courses with our own tutors and top class guest chefs passing on their passion for cooking to all levels of cook from the culinary novice to the next top chef. We run half day, full day, week long, multi-session and evening courses and our very popular 4 and 8 Week Culinary Training Courses.  We also run Corporate and Group team cooking events. We invite you to come, have fun and improve your cooking skills with us here in Ireland.

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