Weber Grill Restaurant in Schaumburg to Open a Grill Academy

The first dedicated grilling school in Chicagoland will open in August 2018

Weber Grill Restaurants announces that they will open the first dedicated grilling school in Chicagoland and their second Weber Grill Academy at their Schaumburg location at 1010 N. Meacham Rd. in early August 2018. The 700-square foot, three-season, custom-designed learning facility will be located on a covered outdoor patio adjacent to the restaurant offering classes from March through early November (weather permitting).

Steaks grilling, photo courtesy Weber Grill

The dynamic facility, which will accommodate about 20 students for hands-on classes about 8 to 12 times per month, will be equipped with a selection of authentic Weber grills from the Summit, Genesis and Spirit series to the different kettles, so students will be able to learn on both gas and charcoal grills.

Weber Grill Restaurants president Bryan Gerrish said, “The local community have been huge supporters of the restaurant, so we are building this for them! Our love of grilling spans decades, and we enjoy sharing our extensive knowledge on the subject and have a great time teaching others about the art and skill of grilling.”

Steak with red wine, photo courtesy Weber Grill

Weber’s Corporate Chef Matt McCormick and Grill Academy Chef Klaus Lotter will lead the classes, teaching students tips and tricks while helping them grill or smoke their own delicious meals. The Grill Academy will offer regularly scheduled, themed public grilling classes each month including hands-on, demonstration only, and interactive classes. The academy will also accommodate private parties and offer corporate team building events like burger battles.

Burger from Weber Grill

Most classes will run about 2 hours in which students will learn to prepare several recipes before relaxing and enjoying their own grilled masterpiece. From skirt steak skewers and perfectly grilled burgers to a tasty side or a grilled dessert, patrons will be ready to impress everyone at their next backyard barbecue. Upcoming classes include Steaks, Smoking on the Grill, Tailgating Grill Class, a Thanksgiving Feast on the Grill and more. For the complete Weber Grill Academy Schaumburg schedule with class curriculum, visit

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1 through mid-November (weather permitting)                      

COST:  $65 to $85 per person includes grilling class and dinner. Drinks available for purchase.

RSVP:  Space is limited. To sign up visit: 







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