Weber Grill Academy debuts in Adelaide
Some 42 years after Adelaide’s Ross McDonald revolutionised barbecuing in Australia by bringing us the now iconic Weber Kettle and introducing us to “lid down” cooking, Weber Australia has announced the Australian debut of the Weber Grill Academy – the world’s largest network of barbecue schools – with the opening of its first venue in the country.
Located on the eastern edge of Adelaide’s CBD, the academy will offer visitors the opportunity to participate in specially-designed courses that take barbecuing to the next level. Hosted by a Weber grill specialist and famed for its fun, interactive and educational opportunities, a Weber Grill Academy experience will see you greeted on arrival by your grill specialist, who’ll guide you and your fellow guests through preparation, tips, tricks and the cooking process before your event concludes with a sumptuous dining experience – accompanied by some of South Australia’s finest wine and craft beer.
The classes are suitable for anyone with a desire to boost their current level of barbecuing prowess – whether you’ve never ventured further than a steak or can already turn your hand to curries, vegetables, desserts and the perfect roast. The academy will also offer new skill opportunities, such as how to make a Weber-baked pavlova.
While it’s a global entity, with more than 100 academies in almost 70 countries, every Weber Grill Academy is designed to suit the local food culture, climate and lifestyle. The $1.5m Adelaide development features a magnificent modern fit-out, including full bar facilities and a huge alfresco dining and cooking area, which provides for year-round opportunities and the full range of Weber barbecues ready for action.
South Australia proudly boasts some of the world’s best fresh food, and the academy embraces this, featuring the finest meat, seafood and vegetables originating from regions across the state. The academy launched locally in November last year to locals, and has now seen 800 Adelaidians attend a barbecue experience.
“Sharing stories, food and wine is what travel is all about, and learning about the produce and how to prepare it with the locals is a great addition to the SA itinerary,” says Jakki Govan, Marketing & Events, Weber Grill Academy. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to South Australia from the rest of the country and eventually overseas.”
To find out more, head to weber.com/AU