The General is reporting from the NBBQA convention in Knoxville, TN. Today I had the chance to sit and visit with BBQ Legend Myron Mixon of the BBQ team “Jack’s Old South” based in Vienna, GA. He and his business partner, James Britt of “Britt’s Barbecue” from McCalla, AL, have created the Ultimate Cooking School which is guaranteed to put competition chefs and teams on the fast track to winning contests.
They host the Ultimate Cooking School three times a year in different locations throughout the USA. The next school session will be held in Cordele, GA, at the Georgia State Park at Lake Blackshear on March 24 & 25. The cost is $500 per person.
The General thinks $500 is a big chunk of change, but in this case, I think it is a bargain!
Ultimate Cooking School students not only learn from the “masters,” but they also get the “hands on” experience of scheduling cooking times, preparing sauces, injections, rubs and marinades, prepping meats, and building blind boxes. They even cover which parts of the whole hog should be pulled for submission in the blind box.
Believe me, the General wishes he and the missus had the opportunity to attend a school like this when we were starting out on the BBQ circuit!