Backyard Grilling with Chef Steve

Portland, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Steven

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food

What you'll do

With me, Chef Steven, you'll be cooking and eating some of the very best grilled food of your life! You'll begin by learning about preparation methods for various proteins (brining, dry rub, marinating) to ensure juicy, flavorful results. Then you'll learn how to pair sauces with your proteins to further enhance their flavor. And to close out the evening, we'll make the entire meal on the grill for you to enjoy!
I can also come to you! If you've rented an AirBNB with a grill, or have a grill at home and want me to come teach and/or cook for you and your friends, private message me for details.

While the weather here in Portland is changeable, the grill is covered and we can eat inside as necessary- so the class goes on rain or shine!

**COVID UPDATE: due to COVID, I have relocated this class to our new home in our private backyard. Thus, there are no views as we had before, but we have privacy and I can ensure proper adherence to all COVID guidelines.
**Chef Steven is fully vaccinated as of April 14th!
(Alternate class times, private parties or parties of greater than 8 can be accommodated by contacting the Chef directly.)
Unfortunately, I cannot host a class for one person, but solo guests can feel free to join classes with other guests.
With me, Chef Steven, you'll be cooking and eating some of the very best grilled food of your life! You'll begin by learning about preparation methods for various proteins (brining, dry rub, marinating) to ensure juicy, flavorful results. Then you'll learn how to pair sauces with your proteins to further enhance their flavor. And to close out the evening, we'll make the entire meal on the grill for you to enjoy!
I can also come to you! If yo…

What's included

  • Food
    All cooking tools will be provided, along with an apron to keep you clean!

Meet your host, Steven

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 76 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a private chef and caterer hailing from Los Angeles, but in love with that Portland food vibe.. I've been cooking all of my life, but about 5 years ago I left my corporate job to pursue culinary arts full time. I traveled around the world, taking cooking classes in many countries to broaden my cuisine expertise, and now I delight in teaching others many of the skills I have learned. I believe in healthy, seasonally sourced ingredients with a passion for helping students understand that great food doesn't have to break the bank, and can be made right at home with minimal time investment.
I am a private chef and caterer hailing from Los Angeles, but in love with that Portland food vibe.. I've been cooking all of my life, but about 5 years ago I left my corporate job to pursue culinary arts full time. I traveled around the world, taking cooking classes in many countries to broaden my cuisine expertise, and now I delight in teaching others many of the skills I have learned. I believe in healthy, seasonally sourced ingredients with a passion for helping students understand that grea…
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Where you'll be

We'll start your experience in the chef's kitchen, learning the behind the scenes work that goes into mouthwatering grilled dishes. Once our prep work is done, we'll move to the backyard grill to prepare your meal and learn how to get great grilling results every time. Bring your cameras and an empty stomach!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Lainie
July 2021
Wonderful experience with Chef Steven. He created a magical evening and the food was amazing and plentiful. He wentover and above what we expected. Book without hesitation!
Brandon
July 2021
WOW! Just wow! My wife and I had an absolutely amazing experience dining with Chef Steven. The class was the perfect balance of instruction, hands on activity, and deliciousness. We learned a ton about one of our favorite cooking styles and walked away with some great recipes too! I would highly highly recommend this experience. It was truly wonderful!
WOW! Just wow! My wife and I had an absolutely amazing experience dining with Chef Steven. The class was the perfect balance of instruction, hands on activity, and deliciousness. W…
Lazhane
July 2021
I honestly do t know where to start. Everything was phenomenal!!! At first my husband and I were a little shy but 5 mins in we had forgotten we just met Steven a couple mins ago lol. It was a nice setup, everything was clean & he made us very comfortable. I’d honestly return to try new things. It was worth the money.
I honestly do t know where to start. Everything was phenomenal!!! At first my husband and I were a little shy but 5 mins in we had forgotten we just met Steven a couple mins ago lo…
Nadeena
June 2021
Chef Steven is not only patient, but detailed in his teaching style. He made me excited to learn how to cook (which is a big deal for a 23 year-old who orders out all the time). He provides one on one experiences even with large groups, handouts to take home, and cool shots for your Instagram. We had a group of three parties and he helped us celebrate a birthday, graduation and Father’s Day with ease. Being at his home with his partner and dog really makes you feel like it’s just a dinner party but once you taste the dish you prepare you’ll immediately do a hats off for the chef! Will definitely be booking again next time we’re in the city.
Chef Steven is not only patient, but detailed in his teaching style. He made me excited to learn how to cook (which is a big deal for a 23 year-old who orders out all the time). He…
Tj
June 2021
This was one of best experiences I have had in a long time. Chef Steve was very attentive to every guest. The food, the grilling lesson and just his energy helped keep the conversation going which made it easy for all three groups to mix and mesh .
This was one of best experiences I have had in a long time. Chef Steve was very attentive to every guest. The food, the grilling lesson and just his energy helped keep the conversa…
Derek
June 2021
Chef Steve was worth every penny and more. He helped make my wife’s birthday so special. The food was excellent and he was so professional. We asked for a light lesson and a private home grilling experience and I wouldn’t change a single thing. Thank you Chef Steve!
Chef Steve was worth every penny and more. He helped make my wife’s birthday so special. The food was excellent and he was so professional. We asked for a light lesson and a priv…

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
    Pescatarian
    Tree nut allergy
    Vegetarian
    Gluten-free
    Egg-free
    Dairy-free
    Shellfish allergy
    Peanut allergy
    Fish allergy

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.