Learn how to smoke and BBQ

Smoke & Fire Cooking

Experiment and develop your own recipes with the support of instructors and a like-minded group of learners. Over 6 weeks we will cover hot and cold smoking fish, Filipino BBQ, Middle Eastern BBQ and grill accompaniments. Get personalized feedback from mentors, create in small groups and work with the tools and ingredients we'll deliver to you.

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6-Week Program
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Ingredients & Tool Kit
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6-Week Program
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Live Workshops
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Direct Feedback
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Video Lessons
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Small  Groups
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Ingredients & Tool Kit
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6-Week Program
Black Square
Live Workshops
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Direct Feedback
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Video Lessons
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Program Structure

Video classes & resource library

A big part of this program is finding the creative inspiration for your next dish or menu. You’ll have weekly sample recipes to experiment with, different cuisines to discover, recipe development and reading resources.

Group learning & community

Developing your culinary skills doesn’t need to be a solo journey. Learn hands-on in small groups, help each other towards your creative goals and share your experiments with a community of like-minded cooks.

Mentorship & live workshops

Each week you’ll validate your ideas and get live feedback on your creations from industry experts. As you go deeper into the program topics, the instructors are on hand to answer questions and help you get around roadblocks.

Starter kit - tools & ingredients

Receive a box of ingredients and tools designed to kick start your learning. It’s a great way to play around with new flavors and we’ll also provide you with ideas on where to source fresh ingredients and how to stock up your larder.

What you'll be doing

Week 1: Cold smoking fish

You’ll be using this ancient preservation technique to cold smoke salmon using the delicate flavors of tea.

Week 2: Hot smoking fish

Using higher temperatures, you’ll be hot smoking and experimenting with different smoking fuels.

Week 3: Filipino BBQ

Characterized by the flavors of citrus, vinegar and soy sauce, you’ll try your hand at some Filipino barbecue.

Week 4: Middle Eastern BBQ

You’ll be using warm spice blends, and taking to the hot coals to grill up some fish kofte and lamb arayes.

Week 5: Accompaniments

This week you’ll be thinking about how you pull your dish together with sauces and sides looking at the local seasons.

Week 6: Challenge week

Taking what you’ve learnt, you’ll put together your final creation, for feedback from your instructors.

Is Rassa for me?

I want to develop my first product, dish or creation.

Get personal feedback on your creations from industry professionals and collaborate with other makers. Use the support of the Rassa resources, lessons and live workshops to get making!

I want to learn from people who've already done it.

Whether a casual hobby or an entrepreneurial idea in the making, learn from professionals around the world sharing their technical expertise and their personal perspective.

I want to launch my own brand or side hustle.

Get access to resources, seminars and industry insights to launch your next creative idea into the market. Learn from top creative entrepreneurs and makers who were once in your shoes.

Feedback from our members

Quotation Marks

"I’m not a pit master yet, but I’ve come a long way as I didn’t used to be that confident on the grill. I’m looking forward to hosting the next BBQ and beers at mine."

Rassa Customer - Daniel
Daniel, New York
Smoke & Fire Cooking
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"I've really enjoyed it. I like the format and like how it's set up so you can have discussions. Overall, it was really well organised and I'll be joining another program."

Rassa Customer - Josie
Josie, New York
Smoke & Fire Cooking
Quotation Marks

"My learning group helped me through the more challenging parts of the program, and 6-weeks on I'm now smoking my own fish at home! Some of my friends have even offered to pay for it after visiting for dinner!"

Rassa Customer - Cliff
Cliff, Arkansas
Smoke & Fire Cooking
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"From the personal advice through to the community - this program has helped me learn new ways of smoking, how to master the BBQ, and I'll be joining the business program as soon as it launches."

Rassa Customer - Max
Max, Georgia
Smoke & Fire Cooking
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How the program works

Commit to your creativity

Tools & ingredients to help you develop your own creations
Live workshops & personalized feedback from industry experts
Learn alongside & collaborate with other makers
$199
We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee so if you decide you're not enjoying the course, get in touch.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rassa?

You can think of Rassa as your virtual lab where you can experiment and incubate new ideas with the support of industry professionals and other members like yourself. Each 6-week long program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next idea. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your next creation. We also offer business bootcamps for those looking to take their creative idea to market.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

The Rassa skills programs are designed to give you the professional feedback you need to take your creations to the next level and to help you refine your skills with the support of your instructors, peers and learning resources. Our business programs are for the creative entrepreneurs looking to take their products to market, covering topics such as, go-to-market strategy, customer development and branding.

What is the time commitment?

Across the 6-week program, we recommend a minimum of 4-5 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into.

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Our programs are entirely virtual. The video classes are easy to watch on your own time and we do our best to accommodate for US and European time zones for live sessions. We currently only send the kick starter kits to the USA and Europe. If you have any questions, please email hello@joinrassa.com.

Are the Rassa programs for me? What level should I be at?

If you’ve done a few day classes in the past or are self-taught and now want to invest more time into your hobby, Rassa’s skills programs are a great way to get hands-on feedback from industry professionals and create within a support network of fellow creatives.

If you’re at the start of your entrepreneurial journey and have a creative idea you’re looking to validate and bring to market, our business programs can help give you the support and personal advice you need.

How do the cohorts work?

You can register interest online at anytime to secure your spot on the next live cohort. New cohorts run periodically and you will be informed by email of the upcoming dates. You will start and end your program at the same time as your fellow peers.

How much do the programs cost?

Our 6-week programs cost $199 (plus VAT).

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the course, get in touch.

What makes Rassa unique?

The Rassa programs are designed to be hands-on with regular opportunities for direct feedback from industry experts, group discussions, weekly challenges to get you learning by doing and a fellow cohort of learners going through the program with you. You’ll also receive a starter kit of tools/materials/ambient ingredients to get you straight to experimenting and making your own creations.

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 6-week program includes:
- 1x starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients)
- 2-3 video lessons per week
- 2x live subject talks
- 2x live workshop to discuss your final creation
- weekly feedback
- resource library
- small class sizes (up to 20 people)
- community access & peer learning