RECTEQ
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What to Expect

Whether you are a BBQ beginner or a seasoned pit master, you will be able to pick up some tips, tricks, and secrets of the competition BBQ circuit through hands-on instruction.

Our 3-day BBQ Academy at our HQ in Evans, GA will walk you through the ins and outs on how to prepare and box Grand Champion-caliber brisket, pork, ribs, and chicken. The Evans classes will cover meat selection, trimming, injections, seasonings, times, temperatures, sauce application, and knife sharpening.

New for 2023, we will be hosting our Lehi, UT Academy Workshops. These 1-day classes will have different agendas for each class. These different classes will teach you some of the best backyard tips on ribs, wings, brisket, chicken, and pulled pork. Wanting to start competing in the SCA Steak Competition circuit? We will have a class just focused on the tips, tricks, and secrets on how to prepare champion caliber steaks and ancillaries.

At both Academies, we will also cover grill maintenance, best practices, and you will get to meet members of the #recteqfamily from around the country. We will also have exclusive merchandise, specials, and free swag for attendees. Come meet your favorite recteq guys and gals and spend a weekend learning from the best alongside the recteq family!

Evans Academy Features

  • 3 days of hands on BBQ instruction and competition
  • Brisket, pork, ribs, & chicken instruction following professional BBQ competition timelines & regulations
  • All food & beverages provided Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon
  • VIP shopping at recteq retail store with exclusive Academy merch
  • Meet Ray Carnes, Jody, Chef Greg, Chef John, & other BBQ circuit guest instructors from across the country
  • Free RV boondocking available at recteq including bathroom facilities
  • Meet & greet Thursday night upon arrival with free drinks & appetizers
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of recteq Worldwide Headquarters

evans academy HIGHLIGHTS

Full itinerary will be emailed to attendees

THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTs

THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTs

-Meet and Greet

-Grill talk & exclusive tour of the Evans Headquarters

-Memphis BBQ Network whole hog prep

-Live music on the deck, dinner, & open bar

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

-History & BBQ team selection

-Brisket Demo & Prep

-Pork Demo & Prep

-Bullseye Bonanza/Lunch

-Knife Demo, Care, & Sharpening

-Live music on the deck, dinner, & open bar

Saturday highlights

Saturday highlights

Rib demo & prep

Chicken demo & Prep

sauces/glazes profile Q&A

VIP retail customer pickup/loading

Pictures, Diploma Ceremony, & Awards

Lehi Academy Workshop Features:

  • 8 hours of hands on BBQ instruction on Saturday
  • Selected workshop will go over: backyard ribs and wings, SCA steak competition, backyard brisket and chicken, or backyard pulled pork and chicken
  • VIP meet & greet Friday Night for attendees and family
  • All food & beverages provided for the full day
  • VIP shopping at recteq retail store with exclusive Academy merch
  • Meet some of the recteq Chefs, & other BBQ circuit guest instructors from across the country
  • Learn how to cook at a higher elevation, colder climates, and ways to get more out of your recteq
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of our recteq Mountain Headquarters

Lehi Academy Workshop Dates & Subjects

March 11, 2023 - Backyard Ribs & Wings
April 22, 2023 - SCA Steak Class & Ancillary
June 24, 2023 - Backyard Brisket & Chicken
August 5, 2023 - Backyard Pulled Pork & Chicken

Meet the instructors

Ray Carnes

Co-Founder, recteq

Ray Carnes

Co-Founder, recteq

Ray along with Ron, have helped build recteq into one of the fastest growing grill companies. Providing customers with high quality grills at competitive prices, and bringing back old school customer service, this idea blossomed into what we know as recteq.

Chef Greg Mueller

Director of Culinary Innovations

Chef Greg Mueller

Director of Culinary Innovations

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.

Jody Flanagan

recteq expert and personality

Jody Flanagan

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 John Pannell

Culinary Innovations Specialist

Chef John Pannell

Culinary Innovations Specialist

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 since February of 2019, and can be seen hosting various livestreams while sharing his infectious smile and culinary knowledge.

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

Cary Chasteen

Hold Your Horses BBQ

Cary's love of BBQ hit at an early age helping his dad cook whole hog each September. He went to his first cook school and beat his teacher that contest. He caught the BBQ bug and hasn't looked back. Now he cooks 25 to 30 competitions a year from Texas to Illinois to Florida.

Rob Arocha

Bullhorn BBQ

Rob Arocha

Bullhorn BBQ

Rob Arocha and his wife Dianne makeup Bullhorn BBQ, which is a Competition BBQ, Tailgate, and Catering team from Cypress, TX. They started competing in the Competition BBQ scene in 2012. They have a few Grand Championships under their belt and they are currently the 2018-2019-2021 American Royal Grand Champion Party of the Year team! #clubbullhorn

Matt Goodman

Pot's BBQ

Matt Goodman

Pot's BBQ

Pot’s BBQ started because he wanted to spend some quality one-on-one time with his daughter Brianna, better known as Pot. He's been blessed to win multiple Grand Champions and Reserve Grands. He has been part of the KCBS 700 & 180 clubs and won SCA Steak competitions. The greatest thrill is spending time cooking with family & friends enjoying the BBQ Life!

Lynnae Oxley-Loupe

Sugars BBQ

Lynnae Oxley-Loupe

Sugars BBQ

With over 35 years of experience, Lynnae has taken the Pacific Northwest by storm. Winning multiple championships on the BBQ circuit, she opened Sugars Barbecue in Battle Ground, WA. Her business brings BBQ catering, seasonings, sauces, and classes to customers every week. She has appeared on various shows such as Chopped, BBQ Brawl, & BBQ Pitmasters.

Mark Weatherall

Maya Jane BBQ Co.

Mark Weatherall

Maya Jane BBQ Co.

Mark Wetherell, along with his wife and parents, represent Maya Jane BBQ Co. of Evans, GA. Starting out with small, unsanctioned BBQ contests, Mark & team decided to enter their first major BBQ competition in 2016 and won their first KCBS Grand Championship just 2 years later. Going on to win many more titles on the circuit.

Roddy and Sarah Trevino

RodStarr BBQ

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.

Interested in hearing more from these folks?

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recteq academy 2023

$349.00

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FAQS

What do I need to bring?

For both our Evans Academy and our Lehi Workshop Academy, you will need to bring nothing but yourself! All food and other course materials will be provided for you. Bring your checkbook or wallet if you plan to do any shopping while you are here.

How much does recteq Academy cost?

For our Evans Academy the price of one ticket is $1198 + applicable taxes determined at checkout.

For our Lehi Academy Workshop the price of one ticket is $349 + applicable taxes determined at checkout.

How many spots are available in each class?

For both of our Evans Academy and Lehi Academy Workshops, we will have 30-36 seats available.

Is there a discount if multiple people want to register?

There is no group discount for either of our Evans Academies or Lehi Workshop Academies. For private event dates for either location, please contact Chef Greg at chefgreg@recteq.com.

Are both the Evans Academies and Lehi Academy Workshops open to beginners?

Yes! Both of these classes are designed for pit masters and backyard grillers alike. 

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 itineraries, info on accommodations (if needed), etc.

For the Evans Academy, where can I stay at in Augusta, GA?

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 free 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 either the Evans Academy or the Lehi Academy Workshop?

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!