Cookshack on the Road (Trade Shows, Cookoffs and Cooking Classes)

We would love to meet you and talk with you about how a Cookshack or Fast Eddy's™ by Cookshack smoker can make you an expert cook. Stop by one of our upcoming Tradeshows, Cooking Classes or Competitions!


Recent/Upcoming Trade Shows

We would love to see you at the show! Please call us at 1-800-423-0698 and let us know if you will be stopping by our booth to see us.


NRA - National Restaurant Association: Booth #2057

May 19-22, 2018 - McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
NRA Show Website


TRA MARKETPLACE - Texas Restaurant Association Show: Booth #1711 & 1713

July 15-16, 2018 - San Antonio, TX
TRA Marketplace Website


Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo:

August 19-21, 2018 – Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

WFHE Website



Cooking Classes

Want to learn from the best in barbecue and take your barbecue to the next level? We can show you how! Contact us today to register your spot in one of our Cooking Classes.


2017 CBJ & Championship Cooking Class - ENROLLING NOW!!!


KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class

December 1, 2017- $100
Pioneer Technology Center located at 2015 N Ash Street, Ponca City, OK


Cookshack's Championship Cooking Class

Class will be taught by Ed “Fast Eddy™” Maurin and David Bouska (Butcher BBQ Team). This is a hands-on class designed to teach you how to prepare and cook the four KCBS categories: pork ribs, pork butt, brisket and chicken and how to make a presentation box. This class includes a complimentary KCBS Certified Judging Class on Dec. 1st that will teach you exactly what the judges are looking for when judging barbecue competition entries.
December 1-2, 2017- $400
Pioneer Technology Center located at 2015 N Ash Street, Ponca City, OK

Cookshack's Restaurant and Catering Cooking Class- 2018 Dates Coming Soon!

This class is taught by Fast Eddy™ himself (Ed Maurin), David Bouska of Butcher BBQ Competition Team/Butcher BBQ Stand, and Cookshack President/CEO, Stuart Powell. Each class option includes most meals and hotel stay. Class size is limited to 25.


Option 1: 3-Day Class- Summer of 2018
Day 1 includes Business Planning-"Knowing the Financials of Your Business", Day 2 and 3 includes Hands-On "Taking Your Barbecue to the Next Level"
This class includes 4 nights hotel, lunch Sunday, all meals on Monday and Tuesday, informative binder and class supplies. You will be taught about restaurant financials and typical restaurant business plan review. You will be able to write your own business plan with the instruction given. Also, included is portion control and food costing. The hands-on part of the class is set in a working commercial kitchen and focuses on raising your profitability by teaching you about meat cuts, re-thermalization, menu ideas, and waste reduction. Students will trim, rub, and prepare chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket in Cookshack smokers and then serve it to patrons of the Ponca City Country Club at the end of class on Tuesday.
This class is held at the Ponca City Country Club located at 1101 N Pecan Rd., Ponca City, OK


Option 2: 2-Day Class- Summer of 2018
Hands-On "Taking Your Barbecue to the Next Level
This class is a hands-on event that will guide you through the maze of selecting cuts of meat, marinades, rubs, smoking woods, and smoking techniques. The hands-on part of the class is set in a working commercial kitchen and focuses on raising your profitability by teaching you about meat cuts, re-thermalization, menu ideas, and waste reduction. Use Cookshack smokers to prepare the meat cuts and then work the serving line at the Ponca City Country Club at the end of class on Tuesday, 3 nights of hotel, all meals, informative binder, and class supplies are included with this class. This class is held at the Ponca City Country Club located at 1101 N Pecan Rd., Ponca City, OK


For more information on any of these classes, contact Christa at c_roller@cookshack.com or call her at 1.800.423.0698!


Competition Cook-Offs

Cherokee Strip Cook-off
Sept. 15-16, 2017 held at Lake Ponca in Ponca City, OK

American Royal World Series of BBQ Open Competition
October 2017 held at Kansas City Speedway in Kansas City, KS,