Live Fire Birmingham Cooking School

Our BBQ school is based in Halesowen, West Midlands. Its completely inside and undercover so BBQ classes can run all year round.

We offer two types of course:


Want to learn how to BBQ?

An Intro into cooking with fire (£130pp, course lasts approx 5 hours)

Learn and build your confidence cooking with fire - giving you the knowledge and tools to be able to cook amazing BBQ at home.

*An intro into fire cooking. From learning how to select the correct fuel type for what you want to cook to how to start and maintain a fire using various woods and charcoal.

*An intro into the various cookers and grills I use, why I use them and what is best suited to them.

*Seasoning and making dry rubs

*Basic Meat prep and selection

*Cooking meats over fire, grilling and short smokes

*Sit down with food and a Q&A



Know the basics and want to improve your technique or ready to learn new skills?

Intermediate Fire Cooking (£150pp, course lasts approx 6 hours)

This course is for people who already have some knowledge of fire cooking and smoking. 

*Once everyone is settled in we will dive straight into the final stages of a Brisket and Pork cook and go through when to start to end your cook, the crucial stages of when to take meat out, how to rest meat and how to hold meat to serve.

*After this we will go back to the beginning, trim and season learning tips and tricks of cooking.

*Making sides like Salsas, Pickles, Sauces, Tortilla and the basics of fermenting.

*Sit down with food and a Q&A



Anyone who attends either class will receive exclusive offers and discounts from our friends and sponsors.

We also have an exclusive Harrington Wood Fuel x Low n Slow starter pack to purchase on the day.



Where are you based?

We are based in Halesowen, West Midlands.

The exact location can be found by searching for Live Fire Birmingham Limited on Google Maps or the full address is below:

Live Fire Birmingham Limited. Units 1 & 2 Yorke Buildings, Lodgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8AR


I want to book onto a course, how do I do this?

All courses and dates are shown in our Shop. Payment must be made in full at time of booking.


What happens if I need to cancel once Im booked on?

Please notify us as soon as possible if you're unable to attend a course you have booked onto. Up to 7 days notice - a full refund will be provided. Up to 72 hours notice - a 50% refund will be provided. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cancellations after 72 hours as it is unlikely we will be able to fill the space. However you can transfer the booking into someone else's name.


Do I need to bring anything with me?

Please feel free to bring a pen and pad to make notes. All courses are inside but please bear in mind the space does get cold in Winter months. As it is a working kitchen courses are for over 18's only.


What times are the courses?

All courses start at 10am. The Introduction course will finish around 3pm and the Intermediate will finish around 4pm