BBQ Schools and Appearances

2024 Event Schedule 

Saturday, May 11th 

Guest Chef Appearance
Lockhart Rising: Mill Scale Shop Grand Opening
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Tickets: https://millscale.co/collections/events/products/lockhart-rising-2024

Saturday May 18th, 2024 

Participating BBQ joint
Troubadour Festival
Location: Texas A&M - College Station, TX
Tickets: https://troubadourfestival.com/

Thursday, May 30th 

BBQ School
Location: Traeger Grills - Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets: https://www.traeger.com/shopclass

June 2nd - June 6th, 2024 

Guest Chef Appearance
West Coast Fishing Club - Beef, Barbeque & Bourbon event
Location: Haidi Gwaii, BC, Canada
More info: https://westcoastfishingclub.com/

Saturday, July 6th, 2024

4th Annual Alpine Cookout
Location: Telluride, CO - Mountain Village
Tickets: https://aubergeresorts.com/madeline/ (on sale closer to the event)

Sunday, October 27th, 2024

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Location: Royal Lahaina Resort Lahaini, HI (Maui)
Tickets: https://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/

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Previous Events 

 

Tuesday, April 30th 

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday April 4th

Guest Chef Apperance
Fort Worth Food & Wine - Tacos & Tequila 
Location: Clearfork Heart of the Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday February 29th

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday March 21st

BBQ School 
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday January 16th, 2024

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday January 18th, 2024

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday December 14th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Saturday December 2nd, 2023

Meat Church BBQ Supply Re-Grand Opening. Demos, Free BBQ & Beer.
Location: 114 W Main St. Waxahachie, TX 75165

Thursday November 16th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Saturday November 4th, 2023

Guest Chef Appearance
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - House of Blanc & Rouge at Ko Olina
Location: Ko’Olina (island of O‘ahu)
Tickets: https://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/

Thursday October 26th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday August 17th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Saturday July 1st, 2023

Guest Chef Appearance
Taste of Auberge: Alpine Cookout at Madeline
Location: Telluride, CO

Saturday May 20th, 2023

Guest Chef Appearance
Troubadour Festival - Texas BBQ & Music Festival
Location: Aggie Park of Texas A&M University
Tickets: https://www.troubadourfestival.com/

June 6th - June 9th, 2023

Guest Chef Appearance
West Coast Fishing Club - Beef, Barbeque & Bourbon event
Location: Haidi Gwaii, BC, Canada
More info: https://westcoastfishingclub.com/

Thursday March 30th, 2023

Guest Chef Appearance
Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival - Tacos & Tequila 
Location: Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork - Fort Worth TX

Tickets: https://www.fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com/

Thursday April 13th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday April 25th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday May 4th, 2023

BBQ School
Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday March 23th, 2023

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Thursday February 23th, 2023

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday Jan 17th, 2023

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Brisket, Pork Ribs, Mexican Pulled Pork

Thursday Jan 19th, 2023

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Brisket, Pork Ribs, Mexican Pulled Pork

Thursday Dec 1, 2022

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Texas Chili, Pastrami Brisket & Nashville Hot Turkey

Thursday May 19th, 2022

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Appetizer taco upon arrival, Brisket, Savory Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos & 3 custom cocktails

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Breakfast Taco, Brisket, Savory Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos & 3 custom cocktails

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Location: TX Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX
Menu: Breakfast Taco, Brisket, Savory Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos & 3 custom cocktails

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021

Menu: Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs Alabama White Sauce Chicken
Location: Lockhart, TX

Saturday April 17, 2021

Menu: Hardcore BBQ - Brisket, Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs & Pork Belly + breakfast upon arrival, beer & a smoked dessert as we head to the Flagship BBQ Supply Shop where all students will receive a swag bag.
Location: Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen AKA Matt's own Backyard
Waxahachie, TX

Sunday April 18, 2021

Meat Church BBQ School 
Because who doesn't want to go to Church on a Sunday?
Menu: Hardcore BBQ - Brisket, Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs & Pork Belly + breakfast upon arrival, beer & a smoked dessert as we head to the Flagship BBQ Supply Shop where all students will receive a swag bag.
Location: Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen AKA Matt's own Backyard
Waxahachie, TX

Thursday March 05, 2020

Meat Church BBQ Cooking Class + Dinner featuring Grady Spears
The Brand Room - Fort Worth, TX
Brisket stuffed chili relleno, steak 2 ways with mexican corn on the cob, hill country potato salad & blue ribbon cornbread

Jan 12, 2020

TX Whiskey x Meat Church BBQ School & Tour
Sunday Church at the Ranch!
Whiskey Ranch - Fort Worth, TX

Menu - Brisket & Pork Belly

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020

BBQ School
Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen (Matt's backyard) - Waxahachie, TX 

Menu - Brisket, Ribs, Pork Belly & Barbacoa

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

BBQ School
Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen (Matt's backyard) - Waxahachie, TX 

Menu - Brisket, Ribs, Pork Belly & Barbacoa

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020

BBQ School
Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen (Matt's backyard) - Waxahachie, TX 

Menu - Brisket, Ribs, Pork Belly & Barbacoa

Sunday, Feb 9, 2020

BBQ School
Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen (Matt's backyard) - Waxahachie, TX 

Menu - Brisket, Ribs, Pork Belly & Barbacoa

Oct 23, 2019
Hawaii Food & Wine 
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Honululu, HI 

Oct 26, 2019

Texas Country Reporter Festival 
Vending BBQ 
Waxahachie, TX historic town square 

Nov 3, 2019

Chefs for Farmers Food & Wine Festival
Dallas, TX 

Click here to buy tickets now!

Nov 21, 2019

TX Whiskey x Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class & Tour
Dallas, TX 

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Wagyu Brisket & Bourbon Tasting Class

    Menu - Brisket, Brisket Burnt  Ends + 2 Firestone & Robertson drinks
    Meat Church BBQ Supply Store - Waxahachie, TX 

    July 18, 2019
  • TX Whiskey x Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class & Tour
    6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Menu - Brisket, Brisket Burnt ends & Pork Belly + drinks
    Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth, TX

  • June 20, 2019

    Brisket 101 & Bourbon Tasting Class
    6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Meat Church BBQ Supply Store 
    Waxahachie, TX
    Tickets SOLD OUT!
  • June 8, 2019


    Meat Church BBQ School featuring Malcom Reed of How to BBQ Right - $319
    9:00 - 2:00 PM
    Menu - Brisket, Beef ribs, whole pork shoulder and pork ribs
    Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen
    Waxahachie, TX

  • June 9, 2019

    Meat Church BBQ School featuring Malcom Reed of How to BBQ Right - $319
    9:00 - 2:00 PM
    Menu - Brisket, Beef ribs, whole pork shoulder and pork ribs
    Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen
    Waxahachie, TX

  • May 30, 2019

    TX Whiskey x Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class & Tour
    6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Menu - Brisket, burnt ends & steak + drinks
    Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth, TX
  • April 27, 2019

    Grilling Appearance
    free public sampling
    12:00 - 4:00 PM
    Brookshire's - Willow Park, TX 
  • April 24-25, 2019

    Shop Class - Traeger Grills HQ - SOLD OUT
    5:00 - 9:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, UT

  • April 16, 2019

    Brisket 101 & Bourbon Tasting Class 
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Meat Church BBQ Supply Store 
    Waxahachie, TX

  • April 20, 2019

    Meat Church BBQ School 
    9:00 - 2:00 PM
    Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen
    Waxahachie, TX

  • April 7, 2019

    Fort Worth Food & Wine - Ring of Fire
    Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork
    Fort Worth, TX 

  • March 21, 2019

    Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival
    The Dallas Arboretum
    Dallas, TX

  • February 23, 2019

    TX Whiskey x Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class & Tour
    Menu - Brisket, burnt ends & steak + drinks
    Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth, TX

  • Jan 26, 2019

  • Meat Church BBQ School
  • Fire mgmt, meat selection and BBQ\Grilling
  • Menu: Brisket, burnt ends, beef ribs, pork ribs & pork belly 
  • Taught on Traeger, but all questions answered for all grills and smokers.
  • Matt's backyard, Waxahachie, TX
  • Jan 27, 2019

  • Meat Church BBQ School
    Fire mgmt, meat selection and BBQ\Grilling 4 proteins
  • Menu: Brisket, burnt ends, beef ribs, pork ribs & pork belly 
  • Taught on Traeger, but all questions answered for all grills and smokers.
  • Matt's backyard, Waxahachie, TX

Previous Events - 2018

    • November 14

      Traeger Grills HQ - Holiday Class
      Salt Lake City, UT


    • November 15

      Traeger Grills HQ - Holiday Class
      Salt Lake City, UT

    • November 10
    • BBQ School with Craig "The BBQ Ninja" Verhage of Ubon's
    • Menu - Whole Alligator, Smoked Wild Duck Poppers, stuffed venison tenderloin, pork ribs, whole pork shoulder. 
    • Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen
    • Waxahachie, TX

    • November 2-4

      Chef's for Farmers
    • Food and Wine Festival
    • Oak Lawn Park
    • Dallas, TX 

    • October 27

      Texas Country Reporter Festival
      Vending BBQ Seasoning and Apparel
      9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      Waxahachie, TX

    • October 13 

      SMOKED Fort Worth
    • Barbecue Festival (Sample our BBQ. Not a class)
    • Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

    • September 22

      SMOKED Dallas
    • Barbecue Festival (Sample our BBQ. Not a class)
    • Downtown Dallas, TX

    • September 13-16

      American Royal
    • Competing. (We are also working on a class)
    • Kansas Speedway
      Kansas City, KS

    • September 8

      BBQ School with Evan LeRoy of Leroy and Lewis BBQ
    • Menu - Beef ribs, Brisket, burnt ends two ways (Kansas City style & chicken fried), smoked and confit beef cheek\barbacoa and Texas style smoked Porchetta.
    • Meat Church Live Fire Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX
    • August 25

      TX Whiskey & Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class & Tour
    • Menu - Brisket, Burnt Ends & steak
    • Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth, TX

    • June 23

      BBQ & Grilling School
      9:00 - 2:00
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen - Waxahachie, TX
      Brisket, Pork Belly, Chicken & salmon
      Class will be cooked on Traeger Grills but we will cover all grills and smokers and answer all questions.

    • June 3

      Collaboration class with Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
    • Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen - Waxahachie, TX
    • Brisket, Barbacoa, Beef Ribs & Steak
    • June 9

      TX Whiskey Ranch
      TX Whiskey Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
    • Brisket with burnt ends, steak & 3 TX drinks

    • May 17-19

      Memphis in May
      Memphis, TN

    • May 10

      Brisket, Steak & Chicken
    • 6:00 - 9:00
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen - Waxahachie, TX
    • Class will be cooked on Traeger but we will cover all cookers and answer all questions.
    • May 5

      Red Dirt BBQ Festival
      Tyler, TX

    • April 15

      Brisket, Burnt Ends, Ribs, Chicken & Pork Belly Burnt Ends
      9:00 - 1:00
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen - Waxahachie, TX
    • Class will be cooked on Traeger but we will cover all cookers and answer all questions.
    • April 12

      Brisket, Steak & Chicken
      6:00 - 9:00
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen - Waxahachie, TX
    • Class will be cooked on Traeger but we will cover all cookers and answer all questions.

    • March 31

      TX Whiskey Ranch
      Fort Worth, TX

    • March 3

      Meat Master BBQ Shop Class
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX

    • February 10

      Meat Church BBQ & Grilling Class - $179
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX

    • January 28

      Moe Cason and Meat Church Barbecue School - $290
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX

    • January 27

      Moe Cason and Meat Church Barbecue School - $290
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX

    • January 20

      Meat Church BBQ & Grilling 101 - $159
      Taught completely on Big Green Egg & Traegers
    • Fire mgmt, meat selection and BBQ\Grilling 4 proteins
      Waxahachie, TX

    • December 20

      Holiday BBQ Dinner at TX Whiskey Ranch - $50
      Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company's Whiskey Ranch
      Fort Worth, TX

    Previous Events - 2017

    • November 18

      Holiday BBQ & Grilling Class
      Special Guest Jordan Jackson
      Waxahachie, TX

    • October 28

      Moe Cason and Meat Church Barbecue School
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen
      Waxahachie, TX

    • October 28

      Texas Country Reporter Festival
      Vending BBQ Merchandise
      9-7
      Waxahachie, TX

    • October 14

      Big Green Egg's 20th Anniversary Eggtoberfest
      Stone Mountain, GA

    • September 23

      SMOKED Dallas
      Downtown Dallas, TX

    • September 30

      BBQ Boot Camp: Hardcore Texas BBQ Class
      Big Green Egg Culinary Center
      11-2
      Atlanta, GA

    • August 9

      BBQ Class with Big Moe Cason
      Holy Smoke BBQ
      Bräcke, Sweden
      Cooking Class

    • July 20th

      BBQ & Grilling Class
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen

      Waxahachie, TX

    • July 1

      BBQ Class
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen

      Waxahachie, TX
      Tickets »
    • June 10 - 10:00-2:00 PM

      BBQ Class at Premier Grilling
      Frisco, TX
      Cooking Class
      Website »
    • June 10 - 5:00 PM

      Taste of Dallas
      Live Fire Cooking Demo
      Website »
    • June 3

      BBQ Class featuring Jess Pryles
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen

      Waxahachie, TX
      Tickets »
    • May 25

      BBQ & Grilling Class
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen

      Waxahachie, TX
      Tickets »
    • May 17-20

      Memphis in May
      Memphis, TN
      Website »
    • April 8

      Athens Eggfest
      Athens, TX
      Cooking Demonstration
      Website »
    • April 29

      Texas Eggfest
      Austin, TX
      Cooking demo at Texas Eggfest University
      Website »
    • May 6

      Red Dirt BBQ Festival
      Tyler, TX
      Website »
    • March 25

      Grand Opening BBQ Class from 10am - 2pm
      Meat Church Live Fire Cooking Kitchen

      Waxahachie, TX
      Tickets »
    • March 9

      Traeger World Headquarters
      Salt Lake City, UT
      Traeger Shop Class
      Website »
    • February 25

      Backyard Grilling Co.
      Fort Worth, TX
      Cooking Demo
      Website »

    Previous Events - 2016

    • December 17

      Holiday Dinner Class at Premier Grilling
      Frisco, TX
      Cooking Class
      Website »
    • December 3

      BBQ Class at Four Corners Brewery
      Dallas, TX
      Cooking Class
      Buy tickets »
    • October 29

      Texas Country Reporter Festival
      Waxahachie, TX
      Vending BBQ Rub & Merch
      Website »
    • October 8

      Big Green Egg’s Eggtoberfest
      Stone Mountain, GA
      Cooking Demonstration
    • September 24

      Sam's Club National BBQ Tour - Regional
      Midwest City, OK
      Competing
    • September 17

      BBQ Class at Big Green Egg Culinary Center
      Atlanta, GA
      Cooking Class
      Website »
    • September 10

      BBQ & Grilling Class at Premier Grilling
      Frisco, TX
      Cooking Class
      Website »
    • September 2

      Holy Smoke BBQ
      Sweden
      Cooking Class
      Website »
      Tickets »
    • July 24

      Sea to Smoker
      Seafood Grilling & Smoking Class with DWP BBQ at TJ’s Seafood Oak Lawn

      Call TJ’s at 214.219.3474 to register
      Dallas, TX
      Cooking Class
      Website »
    • June 11

      BBQ Fundamentals Class at the Big Green Egg Culinary Center (Atlanta, GA)
      Website »
    • May 21

      WFAA’s Daybreak
      Channel 8 in Dallas
      Cooking Demonstration

      BBQ Class at Grill This BBQ Supply (Denton, TX)
      Call 940-484-4745 to register
      Website »
    • May 14

      Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
      Website »
    • April 1-3

      ACM Awards in Las Vegas
      Cooking for the talent backstage
      Website »
    • April 9

      Athens Eggfest
      Website »
    • April 30

      Texas Eggfest
      Website »
    • February 6th

      BBQ Bootcamp at Big Green Egg Culinary Center - Atlanta, GA
      Website »
      Register »

    Previous Events - 2015

    • December 12

      Holiday BBQ class at Premier Grilling

    • October 24

      Texas Country Reporter Festival
      Vending BBQ Rub & Merch
      Website »
    • October 3-4

      American Royal
      World Series of BBQ
      Website »
    • September 26

      Sam's Club National BBQ Tour - Regional
      Competing
      Website »
    • August 29

      BBQ class at Premier Grilling
      Carrolton, TX
      Website »
    • August 1

      Rahr & Son's Weekend Tasting
      Serving BBQ
      Website »
    • July 18

      Cooking Demo at Lawn Master
      Waxahachie, TX
      Website »
    • July 11

      Luke Bryan Stadium show
      Private Party
      Nashville, TN
    • June 27

      BBQ On The Banks - Lake Tawakoni (State Championship)
      Competing
      Website »
    • May 23

      WFAA Channel 8
      Daybreak with Stacey Fawcett
      Website »
    • May 30

      BBQ class at Premier Grilling
      Learn to smoke beef and pork ribs, pork belly appetizers and dessert!
      Website »
    • June 6

      Rahr & Son's Weekend Tasting
      Serving BBQ
      Website »
    • May 2

      Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
      Come get samples from 18 of the state's top BBQ joints while listening to Stoney Larue & the Josh Abbott Band.
      Website »
    • April 25

      Texas Eggfest
      Teaching alongside John Henry and vending our BBQ Rubs.
      Website »
    • April 10

      Texas Rangers Opening Day
      Private Catering for the City of Arlington
    • April 11

      Athens Eggfest
      Teaching
      Website »
    • March 14

      Sam's Club National BBQ Tour
      Competing
      Website »

    Previous Events - 2014

    Meat Church BBQ Competition Team

    • November 14-15

      Blues, Bandits & BBQ
      Dallas, TX
      Website »
    • November 8

      Meat Church Big Green Egg class Premier Grilling
      Frisco, TX
      Website »
    • October 11

      Big Green Egg Eggtoberfest
      Stone Mountain, GA
      Website »
    • September 14

      Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
      Austin, TX
      Website »
    • August 30-31

      Bedford, BBQ & Blues
      Bedford, TX
      Website »
    • August 25

      Fox 4's Good Day
      Live cooking segment
      Website »
    • August 5

      Coryell County Critters BBQ
      Gatesville, TX
      5th overall out of 36 teams. 1st chicken, 10th ribs, 13th brisket
    • May 17

      Crawfish Boil & BBQ Catering - Private Party
    • May 3

      KOC Carnivore Cook Off
      Arlington, Texas
    • April 26

      11th Annual Texas Eggfest
      Saturday April 26th - Austin, Texas
      Teaching an Egg University course, selling our merch & cooking for 1,000 Eggheads!
      Website »
    • March 31

      Texas Rangers Opening Day - Private Catering
      Globe Life Park in Arlington (what?!?!)
    • March 22

      Cops for Kids BBQ Cook Off
      Ft. Worth, Texas
      Website »
    • March 15

      Greenville Ave. St. Paddy's Party
      Private Catering
    • March 8

      Untapped Festival
      BBQ Vendor. 3,800 attendees.
      Website »
    • February 28-March 1

      Waxahachie KOC BBQ
      5th overall out of 54 teams. 4th brisket, 6th chicken, 13th pulled pork
      Website »
    • February 21-22

      Irving Elks Lodge BBQ Cook Off
      7th place chicken out of 58 teams
      Website »
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