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After three years -- the tell-all, two-day class you've waited for!


To request a class application, email us.

Rhythm 'n QUE presents its first two-day class, a weekend packed with information as we recreate the experience of a two-day KCBS contest. This class will follow a real-time contest schedule as you see the team cook just as we have done for each of our 29 Grand Championships and 25 Reserve Grand Championships.

On Saturday, attendees will be able to check in to the hotel, class will convene at 4PM, and we will roll right into meat prep for the four categories.  We'll discuss selecting contest meats, food safety, handling and storage.  You will see demonstration of our trimming techniques for each meat, and we will discuss how meats are further prepped with injection, marinade or brine.  Once the meats are resting, we'll move on to cooker types and fire management; getting set up for the contest cook; the timelines, organization and equipment for a contest; and how and when the meats are started.  All meats will be cooked on our regular KCBS contest timeline, and attendees are invited to observe the early-hours processes as the fires are started and the meats hit the cookers.

On Sunday morning, the cook will continue and as class resumes we will cover the development of flavor profile through rubs and sauces, the contest-morning timeline for each category, and garnish construction and storage.  Included will be
explanation of KCBS judging processes and scoring; and an overview of BBQ contest “etiquette”, culture, camaraderie and respect.  As turn-in times near, we will finish and box each meat according to the timeline, and attendees will see the process of choosing what meat to put in the turn-in box, typical box presentation layout, then sample the four competition meats.

After all meats are "turned in", an open question and answer period will conclude the class.

To request a class application, email us.

Rhythm 'n QUE consists of Phoenix residents Vincent Carrocci and Alexa Fairbairn. Using backyard cookers (WSMs) and homemade rubs and sauces, the team has competed successfully across eleven states. Since 2007 RnQ has won 29 Grand Championships, 25 Reserve Grand Championships, five invitations to the Jack Daniel's Invitational World Championship, and were the 2008 and 2009 California BBQ Association Team of the Year. Notable wins have included Grand Champion at the inaugural Sam’s Club Invitational in 2010 against the nation’s top KCBS Team of the Year contenders, First Place Sauce (2010) and 1st Place Chicken (2012) at “The Jack”, and back-to-back Grand Championships in the 2014 and 2015 Sam's Club Regionals in Las Vegas.

Class will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 475 Marks Street, Henderson, NV 89014, tel: (702) 387-6500. The class will meet in an air-conditioned indoor meeting room, with excursions out to the cookers as needed.  A block of rooms have been reserved for class attendees at a special group rate (details in class application). The hotel also offers free hot breakfast, which features eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, hot waffles and more.  

The proof of a class's value is in the results.  Following our last one-day class, Chuck Collondrez from Bowling Over Pigs went directly from the class to the Smoke on the Mountain event and walked away with Grand Champion!
A week later, Brian Moriarty of Left Hand Smoke won his first Grand Champion of that season and said, "...The techniques and 'nuggets of
information' I brought back with me, definitely were in my pocket!
The Rhythm 'n QUE class is not to be missed!"

Other comments:
"This class was great and worth every penny... 
I would take it again if offered."
"The principles they teach have already helped me in competition. 
RnQ are two true professionals."  

Want to read more?  Here is Starvin' Marvin's blog about their experience at our one-day class.

Class size is limited due to meeting room capacity,
so reserve your seat now!

To request a class application, email us.   

RnQ with 702 in the 702!



4727 East Bell Road #45-360
Phoenix, AZ  85032