Whole Hog BBQ Class + Luncheon

Participation is limited to the first 50 registrants. This class will sell out - so sign up today.

Kick-off the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ with a Whole Hog BBQ Class and Luncheon.

Presented by: Bridge Communities and Steamboat BBQ’s Whole Hog Competition BBQ Team.

Join this exclusive event on September 7th
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ – class and luncheon hosted in the VIP tent
$150 Class Participant
$20 Guest Luncheon Only

Join John’s “A” Team of BBQ pit masters in this highly interactive and informative class. 2019 Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Competition 3rd Place Winner the Steamboat BBQ Whole Hog Competition team will provide you with an unparalleled BBQ education in all things whole hog.

Steamboat BBQ owner and pit master, Mr. John Bovinette will lead you through full selection, prep, cooking, and serving of a whole hog, specifically you will learn about:

  • Best selection practices
  • Types of smokers
  • Fuel and wood selection
  • Preparation and racking
  • Load and unload into and out of smoker
  • Cooking timelines and temperature
  • Breaking down the hog
  • Best serving practices
John Bovinette prepping a whole hog.

Steamboat BBQ’s competition team finished 3rd at the 2019 Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Competition. The Team finished in the top 10 four straight years at the prestigious Praise the Lard BBQ Competition in Murphysboro, IL. This included a top 3 in 2016. The team is led by John Bovinette, owner and pit master of Steamboat BBQ Restaurant in Wheaton, IL.

Two ways to register and pay:

Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Call 630-545-0610 ext. 12 with any questions.

To register online and pay by credit card:

Click this link to enter your information and pay through the Bridge Communities DONATE page, under the heading: WHOLE HOG CLASS.

Donating online is secure, fast and easy.

Bridge Communities accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Online contributions are protected through VeriSign online giving security system. 

To register online and pay by check:

To reserve your place and PAY BY CHECK complete and submit this form AND mail a check to:

Bridge Communities
505 Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Please reserve the number of Class Participants and/or Luncheon Only Guests:

Class Participants @ $150 each
Luncheon Only Guests @ $20 each

All proceeds from the Whole Hog BBQ Class and Luncheon benefit Bridge Communities’ mission of housing and mentoring homeless families.