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.
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.
October 10-12, 2021
Studio Accommodation, Double occupancy — $925 per night
Plus tax and service charges.
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.
BBQ Bootcamp 2021 Guest Instructors
In 2021, we’ll be kicking things up a notch with the addition of superstar chefs like Paula Disbrowe, Suzanne Goin, Valerie Gordon, Elizabeth Faulkner, and Ellen Bennett. 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 PAULA DISBROWE
Chef, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, former restaurant manager, and Austin-based chef are just a few ways to describe Paula Disbrowe. Paula’s barbecue cookbook, “Thank You For Smoking”, provides insight into the barbecue world, along with expert tips and tricks of the trade. Her seven cookbooks have been featured on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was awarded both the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Best American Cookbook.
FEATURED CHEF SUZANNE GOIN
Suzanne Goin is a four time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef including her induction into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. Based in Los Angeles, she owns and operates two fining dining restaurants, a marketplace restaurant, a wholesale bakery, catering company and food and beverage services for the Hollywood Bowl. She is also the author of two best-selling cookbooks.
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 FAULKNER
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 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.
PHOTOS FROM PAST BOOTCAMPS
Photography Credit: Sara Range