GBC BBQ Bootcamp

If you are looking for a class that will give you all of the basic information that you need to know to get into competition BBQ, the GBC Bootcamp is the class for you!

Our new Bootcamp is designed to compliment the fantastic Champions Class. This additional class will focus on the fundamentals of good BBQ, and all matter of tips and tricks that one needs to become competitive in either Backyard or Pro divisions. This “Bootcamp” is perfect for those who are considering getting into competition, amateur teams that feel they are missing key ideas, judges who want to have a better understanding of what cooks do, and anyone that just wants to learn to cook good BBQ.

About the Class:



The BBQ Bootcamp has been postponed until early 2022.



$200 per person and $100 for a spouse. (Sorry multiple teammates do not get a discount)

Taught by GBC board members who are all award winning Pitmasters, this class will dive into the foundational concepts every cook needs to know. Everything from terminology, meat selection, smoker choices, fire management, rules, presentation, and much more, will be covered. You will gain everything you need to be able to compete. With a longer format than our champions class, you will have more time to ask questions and delve deeper into the details.


Participants will walk away with recipes and timelines that will get you right in the game. To make it an even better value, since the GBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation for the class fee to the GBC may also be tax deductible (please check with your accountant).


Instructors for the 2021 GBC BBQ BOOTCAMP will be announced soon along with complete details for the 2021 class. Please continue to check back or follow us on Facebook!

The location for the class will be InsuranceHub, in Lawrenceville.

Class space is limited, and we expect it to fill up early because of the exceptional value of this event. Because of this, we are making preliminary signups available to avoid disappointment for those eager to take advantage of this event. 

Hotel reservations:

TownePlace Suites Atlanta Lawrenceville, by Marriott

1740 Lakes Pkwy

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

We expect their sales team to have a group rate available in the coming days. Please check back for an update on that. Thanks!