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BBQ 101 Class

August 22, 2015 Orange, CA at the Woodshed


Students in the BBQ 101 Class at the Woodshed

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The CBBQA held a BBQ 101 class at the Woodshed in Orange, CA Saturday, August 22. Students gathered for this 6 hour class and were guided through step by step processes of creating delicious barbeque by some of California’s award winning pit masters.

The class emphasized subjects such as:

How to cook on various equipment including gas grills, charcoal grills & smokers, and pellet grills

What woods to use to add flavor

Best rubs and sauces for each dish

How to create barbequed appetizers

How to prepare traditional BBQ sides

How to grill Santa Maria style tri tip

How to cook BBQ chicken and ribs

Seasonal dishes and more


Rib Presentation


Fatty Prentation

Students were treated to a hearty late lunch/early dinner consisting of appetizers, barbeque, and side dishes made in class. Feedback from the students was very good. Thank you to the instructors who volunteer their time sharing BBQ love, Jerry Aguilar, Ed Williams, Jon Hart, Bryan Rice, Rob Rice, Todd Carpenter, Bryan Wood and Donna Fong.


Making ABTs

The California Barbeque Association is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this class will benefit children’s charities throughout California.

The BBQ 101 Class is sponsored with products donated by The Woodshed, Simply Marvelous, Stark Boards, Brandt Beef


Setting Up for the Class

Photos contributed by Dillon Moeller and Todd Carpenter

Posted by Sylvie Curry

Join the CBBQA

Our mission is to teach, enjoy, preserve, and promote barbecue as a true American food and to help various children’s charities by conducting barbecue events throughout the state of California.

CBBQA Membership

ToY and RoY Sign Up

To participate in the CBBQA ToY Race and receive ToY and RoY points from ToY approved contests, at least one of the team head cooks must be a current member of the CBBQA and their Team needs to be registered with the ToY Commissioner. To register your team, please follow the link and fill out the form.

Upcoming Events


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December 2015

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The California BBQ Association would also like to help promote your BBQ event. We work hand in hand with all the national sanctioning bodies for BBQ events each year here in California. Information on what options we offer the event promoters of California can be obtained by contacting us. If you have a charity that is interested in putting together a BBQ fundraiser, we would also like to hear from you.

CBBQA Directors / Officers

Board of Directors:
Andrew Soto
Bryan Rice
Bryan Wood
Ed Williams
Jerry Aguilar
Kimberly Moore
Tim Wong


President: Kimberly Moore
VP: Tim Wong Tim Wong
Treasurer: Robert Bass
Secretary: Jerry Aguilar

ToY Comissioner: Steve Wilson

Business Membership: Tracy Allen - PM

CBBQA Bylaws

Public Financial Documents

CBBQA Team of the Year



Eggs by the Bay

Big Poppa Smokers

Woodhouse Chocolate

Simply Marvelous

updated 8-10-15

1- Big Poppa Smokers 433

Sterling Ball ~ La Quinta, CA

2- Smokin Mo's 432

Mike Lindley ~ Yucca Valley, CA

3- Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ 414

Ryan & Kim Moore ~ Fontana, CA

4- My Smokin Grillfriend 409

Jeff Pollock ~ Bakersfield, CA

5- Porterhouse BBQ 385

Ray Porter ~ Banning, CA

6- Simply Marvelous BBQ 379

Stephan Franklin ~ Santa Barbara, CA

7- ZZYZX 372

Jason Miranda ~ Rancho Cucamonga, CA

8- Son of Smoke 364

Zack Galiste ~ Tracy, CA

9- Mar-B-Que's BBQ 363

Lamar Ware ~ Banning, CA

10- Left Coast Q 361

Matt Dalton ~ Banning, CA

11- The Pit Crew BBQ of SoCal 352

Steve Wilson ~ Anaheim, CA

12- Thank the Lard BBQ 329

Ed Williams ~ Huntington Beach, CA

13- Porketeers 327

Dennis McGrath ~ El Cajon, CA

14- Jet Coatings "Monkey Style" 325

Michael "Monkey" Wheeler ~ Huntington Beach, CA

15- DG Firehouse BBQ ® 321

Dan Gibson ~ Brea, CA

16- Vicious Smoke 315

Steve Aguilar ~ San Diego, CA

17- Porkchop & Bubba's BBQ 310

Branden Slichter ~ Bakersfield, CA

18- Hog Eat Hog BBQ ® 304

Alex Feigenson ~ Martinez, CA

19- Toot & Stinky Cali-Q 298

Scott Rodriguez ~ Fountain Valley, CA

20- Lady of Q 296

Sylvie Curry ~ Ramona, CA

21- Pirates of the Pig 294

Brian Gutierrez ~ Roseville, CA

22- Burnin and Lootin 293

Jerry Aguilar ~ Corona, CA

23- Smokin' Harts 287

Jon Hart ~ Fountain Valley, CA

24- Slap Yo Daddy BBQ 282

Harry Soo ~ Diamond Bar, CA

25- Big B's Down & Dirty BBQ 271

Bill & Yvonne Souza ~ Pacifica, CA

How to get sanctioned: ToY Event Application

® = 2015 Rookie Team

-Visit the CBBQA Team of the Year 2015 Page at CBBQA Team of the Year 2015 for Complete Official 2015 Standings for all categories.

-ToY Rules can be found at Team of the Year page

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