There is nothing more enticing than the aroma of food cooking on the grill. If you want to enjoy some amazing barbecue and learn how to take your grilling game to the next level, our upcoming fall BBQ Bootcamp is just for you. Starting October 10th through the 12th we will be bringing some of the nation’s top female chefs and grill masters to The Alisal where they will prepare lavish grilled feasts and share their secrets for great grilling. We will also have on hand top local vintners pouring their latest varietals. Of course The Ranch and all it’s activities, are available to help you work up an appetite. This is a great time to get away and treat yourself to a luxury vacation, eat amazing food and learn from the best in the cooking business. Click here for BBQ Bootcamp menus.
In the grand tradition of the Wild West, The Alisal has for decades treated grilling as a fine art, and with the help of our BBQ Bootcamp 2021 Guest Instructors and our very own Director of Culinary Operations and Chef Anthony Endy, we are mighty excited to share tips and tricks to have you grilling like a pro. Click here for a full schedule of events.
October 10—12, 2021
Studio Accommodation, Double occupancy — $925 per night FOR 2 NIGHTS
Plus tax and service charges.
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This Experience Includes:
- Studio accommodation for 2-nights, double occupancy (Sunday – Tuesday)
- All meals including special dinners with local celebrity chefs, winemakers and brew masters
- A selection of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages at our bars & restaurants
- Workshops on grilling methods & equipment, BBQ instruction, spice blending, and more
- Special event keepsakes
- Breakfast ride to Historic Adobe by hay wagon
Limited availability. Adults only.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Click here for a full BBQ Bootcamp – Cowgirl Edition itinerary from Sunday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
BBQ Bootcamp 2021 Guest Instructors
In 2021, we’ll be kicking things up a notch with the addition of superstar chefs like Valerie Gordon, Elizabeth Falkner, Katie Flannery, Ellen Bennett and Michelle Muñoz. The visiting chefs will join the Ranch’s own Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, as they serve up grilled feasts and reveal the tips and tricks for creating legendary BBQ.
FEATURED CHEF VALERIE GORDON
Valerie Gordon’s business acumen and warm, entertaining charm lend themselves to her extensive brand, including the flagship retail boutique Valerie Confections in South Silverlake, and a café and bakery showcasing her savory prowess in Echo Park. The celebrated Los Angeles chocolatier—and James Beard Finalist cookbook author—embraces a philosophy of telling compelling stories through flavor. Her versatile culinary knack includes handmade chocolates, preserves, historic California cakes, savory delights, and a new frontier involving nationally praised grilled desserts.
FEATURED CHEF ELIZABETH FALKNER
Celebrated chef, Elizabeth Falkner was born in San Francisco, grew up in Los Angeles and worked her way up in San Francisco’s top kitchens before opening her first restaurant, Citizen Cake in 1997. A decade later, she opened four more restaurants in San Francisco and New York. Today, she does recipe development and consults on numerous products and brands. She is an inspiring public speaker and has cooked and spoken all over the United States and in Japan, Europe, Mexico, Canada and China.
FEATURED CHEF KATIE FLANNERY
Much like the cattle whose beef she works with, Katie Flannery is something of a rare breed. She’s a butcher’s daughter who has quickly risen in her role in her family’s trade of three generations. Together with her father, Bryan, the duo have made the Flannery name one of the most respected in the beef business. A leading prime partner to top chefs across the West, the Michelin-level meat is delivered nationwide, making it easier to get and gift these prized dry-aged prime steaks. Katie is at the helm of the company’s operations; growing business and awareness of quality dry-aging of the Holstein steer variety.
FEATURED CHEF ELLEN BENNETT
Growing up, Ellen Bennett, the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, the leading Los Angeles based culinary workwear brand, found herself spending summers in her native Mexico learning to cook with her abuelita. Soon after graduating high school, Ellen found herself back in Mexico City attending culinary school where she would rekindle the joys of her summer cooking adventures while learning the skills needed to tackle the hustle of the professional kitchen. Back in L.A. she put her training to work cooking in two Michelin Star restaurants, Providence and Baco Mercat.
FEATURED CHEF MICHELLE MUÑOZ
Michelle Muñoz is the chef and co-owner of Los Angeles’s barbecue popup sensation and now restaurant, Moo’s Craft Barbecue, which Food & Wine and Los Angeles Times critics named “Best Texas Barbecue in California.” Michelle is responsible for bestsellers like the pork verde sausage (which merges Texas Barbecue with her Mexican-American-Angeleno heritage), a riff on Mexican street corn, and her signature smoked beef cheek tacos.
PHOTOS FROM PAST BOOTCAMPS
Photography Credit: Sara Range