Well worth the wait.
Harry and his “black belt” tips are worth the price of admission alone. The food is incredible and the techniques are really amazing. Harry himself is a joy to just be around. He’s one of those people that just has such a positive energy about him that it becomes infectious.
All the reviews are correct about the knowledge imparted, the skills obtained, and the level of cooking expertise displayed. There is no hyperbole in any of it. It is really that good.
The best part? Lifetime tech support. After a class, Harry invites… heck, he expects… everyone to stay in touch via email. He will answer questions about equipment, materials, and cooking tips… forever. He really loves bbq and it shows in everything he says and does.
Insider tip: Come hungry and skip the free donuts. You’ll want the space for other things.
I took the class today with Harry. I was really looking forward to it and it did not disappoint. Harry was great and it seemed like all in our group enjoyed. The previous reviews have just about everything covered, so I will be brief. Great time and great food. Certainly worth checking out!! I highly recommend it.
I took Harry’s BBQ class last year and I have been utilizing the skills that he taught us ever since and my family really enjoys it. My BBQ methods and results have taken a great step forward. Harry and Donna Fong make the class so enjoyable and educational because of their passion for Q. They show you, and then put your new found skills to use while entertaining you with their stories. If you are interested in BBQ’ing Harry’s class should be on your bucket list. Whether pro or backyard, I highly recommend taking this class, you will remember it forever.
Last weekend my son and I took Harry ‘ s bbq course. It was beyond outstanding. His passion and love for bbq was wonderful to experience. The chance to learn the tricks of the trade from one of the leading Pitmasters was a thrill for all who attended. Harry is a g-d and we were so fortunate to have had the chance to learn from the master.
Highly recommended the course if you can get in.
What a great class!!! I wanted to surprise my fiancé with this class for our anniversary and Harry and his assistant Mimi helped me make it possible. He came home so excited and so eager to get out back and start smoking. He said it was a great learning experience and he also said that Harry is such a genuinely nice guy willing to help you achieve your goals. Hoping there is some kind of alumni class or second level class to sign him up for in the future!!
Harry takes the patience to lecture and show an extensive barbecue class. You will be surprised how down to earth and intricate his techniques are. There’s always room for questions with Harry and it’s a small class so you don’t have a lot of outside distractions. They’re also other dishes that he showcases and teaches which shows his love of the culinary arts also. The class is not just a barbecue class but also a good way to experience Harry’s passion and love for people up close. Great class and tons of food to bring home. Will definitely spend the money to attend a class in future.
Great class, super informative and very interactive. Harry is a fabulous teacher and around great guy to chat with. Can’t over stress how valuable it is to have a profession brisket, chicken, etc cooked in front of your eyes, ears and nose! What does proper bark feel like? You’ll have the chance to watch it develop, test it with your own hand, and learn on to maximize it.
I’d been trying to get Texas brisket right for about 10 years. Never turned out 100% until the I took this class. First one i cooked after Harry provided some essential tricks and insights was better than anything I can buy short of flight to Austin. No kidding.
p.s. they send you home with leftovers…
Harry this was one of the best things I have ever done . I have always loved cooking and BBQing . You have definitely stepped up my game . Your class was fun and tasty ! Thank you keep up the love. David Orduno
I took Harry’s class this past weekend. If you are on the fence about taking Harry’s class, I hope this review will tip you over the edge. While not cheap, this class will more than pay for itself in terms of the savings on meat that you won’t be messing up to learn on our own. The tasting portion is also incredible, since you will have a chance to taste what true championship bbq is supposed to be. If ever Harry and Donna decided to open a restaurant, I’d be one of a long line of willing investors.
Harry’s class is a step by step process from meat selection to carving, and you are able to ask him questions at any time for clarification on any step. It is very hands on, so you will practice what is being taught when it is taught. Note also that the class runs are a pretty quick pace so you won’t even notice the time flying once all is said and done.
Harry and his crew are passionate about what they do, and it shows in their class and their product. I’m still digesting the tremendous brain dump of information, and I wouldn’t hesitate to take this class again if I feel the need for a refresher.
Went to Harry’s 101st Slap Yo Daddy BBQ class. It was far more educational than I had expected, and he made it so much fun. Afterwards, I ate so much BBQ I could hardly breath. I have ordered the Smokey Mountain Cooker and plan on putting it to good use as soon as it arrives.
Thanks to Harry and his crew!
If you love real BBQ (not just grilling) you have to take this class. Pit Master Harry Soo will teach you everything from how to start your BBQ so that it will last over 12 hours, how to make a rub, infuse meats, create a smoke ring on your beef, smoke and test for tenderness, and much more. It was a Saturday well spent and I gained knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
Super fun time at Harry’s house with my brother. Learned some real trade secrets and then got to eat the food we made! Special menu for our class, besides the regular 15 dishes that are typically made, we got to enjoy holiday Lamb Lollipops and a Prime Rib. Once in a lifetime experience. Harrys new fiancé is also part of the class and also a Grand Master Pit Master, bonus!
Thank you Harry and Donna!!
I’m an 2013 Slap Yo Daddy class alumni (giving my special Slap hand sign)….. I haven’t taken a BBQ class before but I’ve seen some videos and read some articles. I was reading about BBQ classes on amazingribs.com and found out about this. Noticed it was in the area and signed up.
Harry’s class was very fun and educational. Harry is very modest but has been to the big show (Jack Daniels Invitational) and won over 50+ first place championship including team of the year, multiple state championships, winner of season 1 of Pitmasters and more! If you want to learn, learn from the best.
If you have a passion for BBQ and live near So Cal, this is the place for you! Sign up for a day class and it will be the best $$$ you have spent in a looooong time.
Priceless to me in terms of knowledge learned today. Harry is a great man with a great soul and I am honored to have been made a student of his Pitmaster program.
I flew in from Chicago to take Harry’s class & just learning his method was worth every penny. Harry is a class act & loves to share what he knows about bbq. You will learn hands on techniques from one of the best pitmasters in the country. I highly recommend this class to anyone that loves to cook bbq, beginner or not.
This is an fantastic class for beginners as well as intermediate backyard BBQ’ers. Harry is a great instructor with the ability to impart all of his knowledge while keeping you entertained. Do not be deterred by the cost of the course, it is well worth it and you will not be disappointed. All aspects of BBQ (A thru Z) are thoroughly covered. Take the class and step up your BBQ game!
I attended BBQ class today….Harry, Donna, and staff did a wonderful job. Anyone that loves BBQ will benefit from this workshop. It was a wonderful day!! It is best said, Harry has a passion, and share’s his love !!! It will change you….for GOOD.
This class was worth every dime! Whether you are an expert or someone who only has dined on BBQ at Lucille’s, Harry can teach you how to create delicious food. He is an outstanding presenter who keeps you entertained while teaching. The information we walked away with after only a day of learning will improve my skills in basic cooking as well as backyard barbequeing. You walk away full of information and food!
Wow, what an awesome class. If you are considering attending this class you will be doing yourself a disservice by not attending. So much ground is covered with “HANDS ON” training. Not only do I give this class two thumbs up, I will be going back in a couple months.
Thank you Harry,