KitRuddLet us show you how to step up your backyard cooking! Our one-day class is led by award-winning pit master, Kit Rudd, of the Degüello BBQ Competition Team. You will use many of Shawn’s techniques and sauces to perfect your BBQ capabilities and enjoy a flavorful lunch consisting of the day’s cooking. Kit also shares some of the skills that have won him State Championships in Virginia and Maryland, as well as several awards in the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and the American Royal World Series of Barbeque in Kansas City, MO.

Classes are held at 3698 Dockside Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187. Classes will start at 9:00 am and will finish early afternoon. Contact us for info on our next scheduled class by filling out the form to the right.

The $75 fee includes instruction and getting to eat what we cook. You can pay by PayPal at kit@shawnsbbq.com or sign up/pay in person in Culpeper or Warrenton. Just let us know the name of the person and what date(s) you desire to attend. Dates are first come first served.

Reserve your spot today and become the best pitmaster on your block! Makes a great gift too!

Please contact Kit Rudd at kit@shawnsbbq.com or 571.228.3783 for questions.

You can register by filling out the form to the right.


Hi Kit,

I wanted to thank you for giving us such a great class on Saturday. I learned a lot and was able to cook my best brisket ever the next day! Keep imparting all of that knowledge. Hope to see you around Shawn’s sometime.


My husband and I took your AWESOME BBQ class earlier this month.

We were so impressed by all of the hands on class time that was included. We truly believe we got way more than we paid for!

Wanted to let you know that my husband was on a work trip a few weeks ago and he smoked meat on the road and all of the guys were so impressed, he told them all about you and your class. Thank you again he had such a phenomenal time!


My husband’s birthday is next week, and he had mentioned that he would like to take more classes with you. He is into using his smoker and doesn’t really use the regular grill anymore. My friend’s son in law just took your class on Saturday at our recommendation, and he loved it too. You obviously do a great job.