NC State University to host barbecue camp in June

N.C. State University is hosting a BBQ camp on June 3 and 4.
N.C. State University is hosting a BBQ camp on June 3 and 4. N&O archives

N.C. State University is hosting a two-day barbecue camp on June 3 and 4 in Raleigh. Enthusiasts who love all styles of barbecue will be happy to know organizers are not limiting the topics covered to only North Carolina’s styles of barbecue. The two-day camp, which costs $395 and includes meals (of course), covers a range of barbecue-related topics, including whole hog, Texas-style smoked sausages, sauce, rubs, sides, pit styles, wood types and equipment. The camp kicks off at 1 p.m. June 3 with a lecture from UNC-TV and barbecue expert Bob Garner on the history of barbecue. Another session will be a barbecue roundtable where chefs, experts and enthusiasts will discuss methods, styles and tips. Many of the sessions will be lead by N.C. State University food science professors and staff. The meals include a brisket dinner, a sausage biscuit breakfast, a chicken and ribs lunch and a pig pickin’ with chuck wagon sides.N.C. State University organizers are billing the camp as “the South’s only university-sanctioned barbecue camp.” Since Texas A&M University also holds barbecue camps, I suspect officials at that brisket-loving institution may take issue. The camp is limited to 25 students so I’d sign up sooner rather than later. For more information on the camp, go to or call 828-465-4900. What Subhed herey Text Subhed herey Text