New School BBQ U

**Accepting students for August NSBBQU weekend starting in June. Check back here for updates later this spring.**

We’re sharing our secrets in an exclusive New School Barbecue University. Spend a weekend in Austin working closely with our team to create our signature new school barbecue dishes.


Learn how team L&L sources local products and animals, butchers, trims, seasons, smokes, confits, wraps, rests, slices, pulls, and serves our all-time favorites.

Meats covered in class: BEEF CHEEKS, Brisket (boat method), barbacoa, pulled WHOLE HOG, sausages, and more...

Other discussions include:

-Creativity in barbecue

-Making your food truck into a business

-Raising pastured hogs with Peaceful Pork’s Loncito Cartwright


Friday, February 28, 6pm: Welcome Dinner and Drinks at Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden

Saturday, February 29, 6am to 6pm : Full day of butchery, bbq, discussions, and food.

Sunday, March 1, 9am to 5pm: More discussions, pulling/slicing/plating and commencement.


Because of space and time constraints, we are only accepting 30 students for our Winter Course. We will be taking applications for both professional AND amateur cooks from Texas and from out of state. Experience is preferred, a passion for BBQ is a must.


In-state professional (you live in Texas and cook or prepare food for money): $1500

Out-of-state professional (you live outside of Texas and cook or prepare food for money): $1000

Amateur cook (you cook for FUN- either in state or out of state) : $500


We have a block of discounted rooms available at The Carpenter Hotel - PROMO CODE: NEWSCHOOL

We will be picking up students each morning and dropping them off each evening at The Carpenter. Transportation Schedule - TBA.

Otherwise, there is ample parking and ride share options in our area.


Applications accepted until 2/17 on a first come, first served basis.

You will be notified within 3 days of receiving your application if you are accepted. At that time, you will be sent a formal invitation with a payment link, and more detailed information to prepare for the weekend.