Craft BBQ/Sausage Making - Not Currently Offered

This class is designed to give beginning and intermediate students a hands-on learning experience.  Each session will focus on one meat, and students will eat/take home samples. In addition to cooking, the course covers types of grills, fuels, seasonings, sauces, recipes, presentation, etc.  

Instructor: Bill Hedrick
Enrollment: 15
Date:      (4 weeks)
Cost:   $175


Bill Hedrick, aka " Burny", has been refining his passion for BBQ for nearly 30 years. In 2014, his family traded in the "city-life", left Atlanta, and moved to a farm in Ashe County. In addition to enjoying the c. 1905 restored farmhouse, his family is busy developing a CSA share program providing vegetables, eggs, and in the near future, honey to their customers. All work together on the farm as well as in the construction and tourism industries in Boone. Bill shares his cooking skills in the community with Mast General Store sample days and with non-profits such as: Freedom Farm, Kari's Home, Hope Pregnancy Center, and Alliance Bible Fellowship

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  May 1 at noon


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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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