COOKING CLASS: Michael and Kay Arahe have their Barbecue Mafia range ready for the team to present a cooking with fire master class on Saturday, April 6 at Kay Apparel in Kingaroy.
COOKING CLASS: Michael and Kay Arahe have their Barbecue Mafia range ready for the team to present a cooking with fire master class on Saturday, April 6 at Kay Apparel in Kingaroy. Jessica McGrath

Barbecue fans to cook up a weekend storm

BARBECUE fans will be learning hot tips and tricks from legends of the trade this weekend.

Kay Apparel Aprons and Home Butchers Supplies will be teaming up with the Australian low n slow Barbecue Mafia team to give a cooking with fire master class.

The master class will be held at the Kingaroy store from 11am-3pm on Saturday, April 6.

Shop owner Kay Arahe said the class was for anyone willing to learn.

"It takes barbecuing to the next level,” she said.

"You learn the techniques, tips and tricks for grilling and smoking over the fire.”

Shop attendee Michael Arahe said they decided to run their first cooking master class to promote the traditional cooking style in the South Burnett.

"It's a good honest hobby getting people cooking on the fire again,” Mr Arahe said.

He noticed an increase in customers interested in smoking a barbecue after the popular Sunpork Smoke-off at Kingaroy Baconfest last year.

"We've adjusted our stock range accordingly,” Mr Arahe said.

The cooking team Barbecue Mafia had won competitions over in America and had travelled from Brisbane to run the class.

"They have their own range of rubs and sauces which we stock,” he said.

The Mafia team is famous for the briskets.

"Participants will learn product and meat selections, as well as the right rubs and sauces to use,” he said.

Master class participants will be coming from Dalby, Rockhampton, Yepoon, Brisbane and Lowood for the event.

"They're coming far and wide to see these guys, they've got a huge following on social media,” Mr Arahe said.

There will be lucky prizes on the day and Kay Apparel will be having a 10 per cent of sale store wide on Saturday.

The team at Kay Apparel encourages anyone with barbecuing queries to visit the store.

"We have a range of rubs and sauces, you won't find a better range unless you're in Brisbane,” Mr Arahe said.

The master class will cost $150 per person and tickets are available in store or on their website.

It will include techniques, tips and tricks as well as a chance to try a variety of taste testing, drinks and a Mafia gift pack.