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

This course teaches you how to use the Weber way of cooking to open up a world of possibilities on your barbecue. As well as covering of key skills such as lighting and temperature control, you'll be learning how to perfect steaks, roasts, pizzas and even cakes!

Suitable for those who want to learn to cook food other than the standard barbecue fare of burgers and sausages, the Essentials Course shows how to use Weber’s renowned “lid-on” barbecue technique to grill, roast, smoke and bake! During the 4 hours you and your classmates will prepare a variety of different dishes under the guidance of an expert chef. Using a combination of charcoal and gas barbecues you'll be taught skills from lighting techniques to controlling temperature and knowing when your food is perfectly cooked. You'll receive a demonstration from the chef on how to cook the perfect steak and we'll ask you to get hands-on with some dough and create your own stone baked pizza!

Glazed Grilled Barbecue Pork

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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