Smoke & Fire Cooking

Master smoke and fire by exploring influences from the smoke houses of the wild Atlantic to flavors of the Middle East and beyond. Curing, smoking, marinades and spice blends - there’ll be no shortage of grill inspiration. This is one for both summertime barbecued meats as well as smoking fish on a crisp winter’s evening complete with hot cider, fire pits and fairy lights.

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What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Fish butchery skills
  • Confidence in curing, smoking & grilling
  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • Culinary history of some of the world's fire cooking cultures
  • A repertoire of barbecue & smoked dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked store cupboard
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How it all works

The starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community.

What will you create?

Level up your skills or dive into something brand new with the support of experts. Throughout the program you'll have plenty of fresh inspiration for your next dinner party and get insider knowledge from the culinary pros to help you go beyond the cookbook.

Join others around the world who are already getting creative in the kitchen.

Currently Rated

From the community

I got a lot of value out of seeing how the pro chefs do it. Those little tricks have stayed with me and have helped take my cooking to that next level.

Oliver

,

Birmingham

I've really enjoyed it. I like the format and like how it's set up so you can have discussions. It was really well organized and I'll be joining another program.

Josie

,

Seattle

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.

Daniel

,

NYC

Meet your teachers

Daniel Hannigan
Daniel has worked in both Michelin and casual dining and has a love for cooking sustainably, using local produce from small Irish growers. Now, he's running Orwell Road a brand new restaurant in Dublin, which is already making waves in the local dining scene.
Daniel Hannigan
Daniel has worked in both Michelin and casual dining and has a love for cooking sustainably, using local produce from small Irish growers. Now, he's running Orwell Road a brand new restaurant in Dublin, which is already making waves in the local dining scene.
Eyal Jagermann
For Eyal food is at its best when it’s fresh, simple... unpretentious. The most important thing? "Ingredients - I am obsessed with quality." From studying at Le Cordon Bleu, Eyal has gone on the co-found the award-winning London restaurant The Barbary and ANAN, a restaurant concept celebrating the culture of hummus eating in the Middle East.
Budgie Montoya
Budgie was born in the Philippines but went on to grow up in Australia before settling in London. He's worked in some of London's hottest kitchens and thrived in the sauce and grill sections. He is now reconnecting with his heritage with his own restaurant concepts Sarap Baon and Sarap Filipino Bistro bringing the bold Filipino flavors to London.
Gene Gonzalez
Gene has worked in 3* Michelin restaurants around the world and brought his experience back to the Philippines to found the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, creating a formal culinary curriculum for Filipino cuisine. He has since published multiple cookbooks on Filipino cuisine and helped others launch successful Filipino restaurants.

What we'll be covering

Program Curriculum

Week 1: Cold Smoking Fish

This ancient technique has a long history, rooted in preservation. You'll be covering the fundamentals of cold smoking and curing where you'll learn how to make a simple cold smoker, experiment with flavor during the smoking process and make your own traditional smoked salmon dish with pickles.

Week 2: Hot Smoking Fish

This week you'll be bringing the temperature up, experimenting with different smoking fuels on the barbecue and grilling directly on the open flame.

Week 3: Filipino BBQ

You'll be having a go at Filipino 'Inihaw' typically marinated and served by street food vendors with an array of dipping sauces. Expect flavors of citrus, vinegar and soy sauce.

Week 4: Middle Eastern BBQ

This week you'll be working with lamb and warm spice blends, bringing Middle Eastern flavors to your dining table. You'll also develop your bread making skills by making a pita flatbread from scratch for soaking up all those tasty meat juices.

  • Live Workshop: Coaching & Q&A

You'll be able to get real-time feedback on your creations and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Plus, bonus recipes & resources!

What's in the box?

In your starter kit you'll find ingredients picked and used by professional chefs. Included is everything you need to stock your store cupboard ready for the program (oils, nuts, aromatics etc.) and upon sign up you'll be provided with a shopping list and recommended suppliers for the remaining fresh ingredients. Ingredients will arrive portioned with a little extra so you can adjust the flavor to your liking. And don't worry, in the unlikely event a specific ingredient becomes unavailable, we'll provide you with a similar replacement.

  • Irish Black Tea
  • Whiskey Oak Woodchips
  • Banana Ketchup
  • Calamansi Juice
  • Baharat
  • Tahini
  • Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sprite
  • Cane Vinegar
  • Caster Sugar
  • Coarse Salt
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Bread Flour
  • Yeast
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Olive Oil

Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

What will you create?

  • Create 4 of your own dishes
  • Improve your cooking skills
  • Practise recipe development
  • Personalized feedback from chefs
$ 149 USD
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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 experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

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. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

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

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials

Smoke & Fire Cooking

Master smoke and fire by exploring influences from the smoke houses of the wild Atlantic to flavors of the Middle East and beyond. Curing, smoking, marinades and spice blends - there’ll be no shortage of grill inspiration. This is one for both summertime barbecued meats as well as smoking fish on a crisp winter’s evening complete with hot cider, fire pits and fairy lights.

Join Waitlist
All Levels
Black Square
Live Workshops
Black Square
Starter Kit
Black Square
Video Lessons
Black Square
Direct Feedback
Black Square
Flexible Schedule

What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Fish butchery skills
  • Confidence in curing, smoking & grilling
  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • Culinary history of some of the world's fire cooking cultures
  • A repertoire of barbecue & smoked dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked store cupboard

Your specialist starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community as you learn and progress together.

Brummell Magazine Logo

Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

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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 experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

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. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

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

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials