BBQ Bootcamp Returns in October 2020

Alisal's BBQ Bootcamp
October 9, 2020 – October 11, 2020 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
Allisal Guest Ranch and Resort - Solvang
1054 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463


This fall’s BBQ Bootcamp features three days of hands-on workshops with Executive Chef and recent “Beat Bobby Flay” winner Anthony Endy, alongside culinary personalities Paula Disbrowe, Valerie Gordon, Hugh Magnum, and Bob Oswaks


The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, a sprawling 10,500-acre luxury ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, will host its bi-annual BBQ Bootcamp October 9-11, 2020. A stellar line-up of guest chefs will accompany The Alisal’s own, Executive Chef and Grillmaster Anthony Endy—who recently “beat” Bobby Flay—for a weekend of cookouts and comfort food galore.

Teaming up with Chef Endy for the weekend, The Alisal will welcome Chef Hugh Mangum of Mighty Quinn’s BarbequeChef and Writer Paula Disbrowe who recently authored the cookbook “Thank You for Smoking”, Chocolatier and Grilled Dessert Expert Valerie Gordon of Valerie’s Confectionsas well as Baker Bob Oswaks of Bob’s Well Bread Bakery. The chefs will lead hands-on demonstrations and treat guests to some of their most famous culinary creations. Throughout the weekend the chefs will serve up grilled feasts and reveal their own tips and tricks for creating legendary BBQ and all the sides.

The weekend’s itinerary features a variety of seminars and workshops with the celebrity chefs, ranging from meat-smoking techniques and seasoning, to dessert confections and breadmaking. Guests will also get to enjoy The Alisal’s signature Breakfast Ride, which takes guests on a horseback ride through the rolling hills of the property to a historic adobe where an al fresco chef-prepared breakfast awaits.

Chef Anthony Endy recently appeared on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” where he showcased his BBQ expertise and beat the celebrity chef in a culinary showdown. Chef Endy’s tri-tip sandwich won the judges’ favor, taking the victory over Bobby Flay’s version of the dish. The winning sandwich, “The Better Than Bobby Tri-Tip”, is now available on property at the River Grill. During this fall’s BBQ Bootcamp demonstrations, Chef Endy will showcase his winning Santa Maria-style techniques, and more.

“My own cooking style is heavily influenced by this region that I both grew up in and work in, and it was significant to be able to share that on a national cooking stage to a new audience,” says Endy.  “Chef Bobby Flay has been an influence on me since I was young, so I was honored to cook my favorite type of cuisine alongside him.”

The Alisal have proven themselves to be a leader in BBQ for the last 60 years. The Santa Maria grilling techniques that Chef Endy has mastered at the ranch are unique to the resort’s predominately agriculture and winemaking region. Guests of BBQ Bootcamp will be able to indulge in this regional cuisine, alongside other local specialties such as local wines and beers.


  • Studio accommodation for two nights, double occupancy (Friday – Sunday)

  • Welcome amenity with Western-style weekend accessories

  • All meals including special dinners with local celebrity chefs, winemakers, and brew masters

  • Workshops on grilling methods and equipment, BBQ instruction, spice blending, and more

  • Keepsake booklet for BBQ notes and recipes

  • Breakfast ride to Historic Adobe by horse or hay wagon

  • Complimentary wine tastings at nearby Santa Barbara County wine tasting room destinations.

*Suites available – two nights, double occupancy


$2,720 total for double occupancy

*pricing is all inclusive, including tax and service charges


To make reservations, please call 800.425.4725 or Reserve Online

For more details, please visit The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort website.





The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6,500-square-foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The Alisal has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

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