RECTEQ Academy - Apr 2022
recteq® ACADEMY APRIL 21-23, 2022
We are excited to host recteq® Academy 2022 at our worldwide headquarters in Evans, GA! Whether you are a BBQ beginner or a seasoned pit master, this three-day academy will provide you with multiple tips, tricks, and secrets of the competition BBQ circuit through hands-on instruction. During the weekend of April 21st – 23rd, you will learn how to prepare and box Grand Champion-caliber brisket, pork, ribs, and chicken. The classes will cover meat selection, trimming, injections, seasonings, times, temperatures, sauce application, and knife sharpening. There will also be exclusive merchandise, specials, and free swag for attendees. Come meet your favorite recteq® guys and spend a weekend learning from the best alongside the recteq® family!
More detailed information below.
- 3 days of BBQ fun & hands-on BBQ instruction
- Brisket, pork, ribs, & chicken instruction following KCBS & IBCA timelines & regulations
- Knife sharpening & backyard favorites included
- All-inclusive outside of travel & lodging (special hotel rates available)
- Free RV parking available at recteq® including bathroom facilities
- All meals provided Friday morning through Saturday afternoon
- Meet & greet Thursday night upon arrival with free drinks & appetizers
- Meet Ray Carnes, Jody, Chef Greg, Chef John, & other BBQ circuit guest instructors from across the country
- Free swag bag included
- Exclusive recteq® Academy store
- VIP shopping at recteq® retail store
- Behind-the-scenes tour of recteq® Worldwide Headquarters
- Diploma upon completion of course
- Listed as 2022 recteq® Academy graduate
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can beginners come to recteq® Academy?
Yes! This class is designed for pit masters and backyard grillers alike.
What types of meats will be included in instruction?
We will instruct you on competition brisket, ribs, pork, and chicken following KCBS and IBCA guidelines. We will also share some awesome backyard recipe favorites!
What will the weekend schedule look like?
(4 p.m. – 5 p.m.) Meet & greet
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Grill talk, exclusive tour of Headquarters & whole hog prep
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Live music on the deck, dinner, & open bar
(8 a.m. - 9 a.m.) Light breakfast provided
(9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Competition BBQ Instruction, protein preparation & corresponding turn-in times, Durty Gurl demo & lunch provided
(7 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Live music on the deck, dinner & open bar
(8 a.m. – 9 a.m.) Light breakfast provided
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Instruction, protein preparation & corresponding turn-in times
(4 p.m. – 5 p.m.) Graduation & departure
Where is recteq Academy?
4301 EVANS TO LOCKS ROAD
EVANS, GA 30809
The price of one ticket is $1198 + applicable taxes determined at checkout.
How many spots are available in each class?
Each class is limited to 30 seats.
Is there a discount if multiple people want to register?
There is no group discount. For private event dates, please contact email@example.com
What do I get for that ticket price?
You will be entitled to 3 days of BBQ fun and in-depth, hands-on BBQ instruction from some of the best cooks in the grilling world. You will learn the KCBS and IBCA timelines and boxing. The classes will cover meat selection, trimming, injections, seasonings, times, temperatures, sauce application, various secrets, tips, and tricks.
All meals will be provided.
Open bar available during certain times each day.
Registration packages will include a recteq® Academy apron, recipes taught at the event, and other recteq® and sponsor swag.
Diploma upon completion of the course.
What if I need to cancel after I register?
We understand that things come up and will work with you to the best of our ability.
Any cancellation more than 20 days prior to the event date will receive a full refund.
Any cancellation 20 days or less from the event date will receive a 50% refund.
Can this be purchased as a gift?
Yes! However, be aware that we will be emailing and mailing information to the original purchaser such as hotel accommodations, etc.
Who are the instructors of recteq Academy?
Ray Carnes – Co-Founder, recteq®
Ray Carnes is the co-founder of recteq. He founded the company with lifelong friend Ron Cundy in 2009 and has since built recteq® into the premier pellet grill company in the industry. Ray can often be seen on our YouTube channel, sharing delicious recipes and setting the record straight about our products.
Jody Flanagan – Resident recteq® expert and personality
Jody Flanagan is our recteq Expert, where he can be seen on all social media platforms, including the weekly Funday Friday program. He also serves as our Public Relations Manager. Jody has years of experience in the cooking industry and enjoys the art of grilling just as much as he loves the recteq® lifestyle.
Chef Greg Mueller – recteq® chef and personality
Greg Mueller is a WORLDCHEFS-certified master chef, and the Director of Culinary Innovation at recteq®. He has over 18 years of experience and is knowledgeable in all things food and cooking.
Chef John Pannell – recteq® chef and personality
John Pannell is a classically trained chef and currently serves as recteq®’s Culinary Innovation Specialist. He has been a member of the recteq® family for many years. Chef John can be seen occasionally filling in as guest host for Funday Friday, as well as on his very own live show, Mix It Up Monday.
Alongside our core group of knowledgeable and entertaining hosts, we will have additional BBQ team representatives from across the country as special guest instructors.
Past guests have included:
Cary Chasteen - Hold Your Horses BBQ
Hold Your Horses BBQ is a Competition BBQ team from Orchard Hill, GA with multiple placings in GBA, KCBS, and FBA competitions.
Roddy and Sarah Trevino - RodStarr BBQ
Roddy and Sara are Grand Champion pit masters and Food Network's World Food Championship fixture. They can be found at all large competitions with their family.
*Depending on the date and scheduling, not all talent will be available at each recteq Academy date
Where can I stay in Augusta?
We will have special pricing available at different area hotels. This information will be provided to you after the purchase of your ticket.
We will also offer overnight RV parking and/or camping at recteq®. At this time, we are unable to provide power or water hook-ups. We will allow access to our company restroom and shower facilities 24/7.
Can I shop in recteq® retail while attending recteq Academy?
Absolutely. We will have a private shopping experience where we close our retail center to the public for recteq Academy attendees only. We will also have exclusive recteq® Academy items that can only be purchased by attendees while at the event!
DUE TO STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING “FINANCING” OF EVENT TICKETS AND PRODUCTS, recteq® ACADEMY TICKETS CANNOT BE PURCHASED THROUGH BREAD OR PAYPAL. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED USING ANY MAJOR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. ANY ORDER/TICKET PURCHASED THROUGH BREAD OR PAYPAL WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AND REFUNDED.
PLEASE BE SURE TO OPT INTO OUR EMAILS AS INFORMATION ON HOTELS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL AFTER THE PURCHASE OF YOUR TICKET.