Cooking Class - The Art of Santa Maria-Style BBQ

Discover the subtleties of this unique BBQ method from California's heritage.

Explore California's signature Santa Maria-style BBQ and the stories behind its popularity with Chef Sean. This regional culinary tradition dates back to the 19th century in the Santa Maria Valley of California.

Learn this special BBQ technique using live oak coals, which is unique to the windy Santa Maria Valley. You'll learn to prepare a traditional tri-tip steak with fresh salsa, pinquito beans, green salad, and grilled San Francisco sourdough bread. End your barbecue exploration on a sweet note with a tangy Meyer lemon cake.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Californian, Fun, Healthy

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09 Mar 2017

Chef Sean is great! The food was really superb, he has a great personality, and passion for food. He clearly knows what he is doing when it comes to meat. He made an incredible steak and chicken. I highly recommend utilizing Chef Sean’s services.

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Chef Sean has always enjoyed cooking, from preparing meals with his parents growing up to working his way from dishwasher to line cook after graduating college. The chef took his talents to Napa in 2013 where he worked at Mayacama and completed his culinary degree at the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Sean, whose talents cover cake decorating, Italian cuisine, oysters and more, is the former executive chef of a food delivery startup.

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