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Take your Grill Skills To Another Level

Bringing Outdoor Grilling Enthusiasts Indoors

Weber-Stephen Canada Co. brings you Canada’s first Grill Academy—a custom-designed learning facility dedicated to the art and skill of grilling. Weber Grill Academy classes are held year-round, are open to the public, and are always hands-on.

In each class, you’ll get three hours of instruction from Grill Master Michael P. Clive and Grill Specialist Damien Chong, and when you’re done, you will enjoy your creation. The Grill Academy is also available for private parties and corporate events, providing an exciting and truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

Our Classes

Whether it’s the “back to basics” approach to charcoal grilling, smoking, or simply improving your technique at the gas grill, Grill Master Michael P. Clive and Damien Chong teach a variety of classes that are sure to get you fired up.

GRILL MASTER SERIES

The new Weber Grill Master Series of classes is where you will get all of your burning barbecue questions answered.

Smoking Beef Brisket » Smoking Pork » Smoking Poultry »
BEGINNER

Hands-on charcoal or gas cart grilling beginner-level courses show you the fundamentals of grilling the Weber way, from setups, to maintenance, to preparing classic dishes.

Back to Basics » Backyard Classics »
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Hands-on charcoal or gas cart grilling intermediate/advanced-level courses show you how to prepare foods using a rotisserie, direct and indirect heat, and more!

Grilling with Wine & Beer » Ribs, Chicken, Corn & Cake » Land & Sea »
SPECIAL OCCASION

Hands-on charcoal and gas grilling classes with themed menus for special occasions.

Couples Class » Grilled Just for Dad » Holiday Grilled Feast! »
GIFT CERTIFICATES

For a special occasion or just because, give the gift of grilling to the backyard hero in your life. Classes are fun, informative and hands-on.

Gift Certificates »

Meet our Grill Team

Grill Master - Michael P. Clive

MPC-Grill-Master-3-copy.jpg#asset:312Michael Clive started his career in London, Ontario after graduating from Culinary Management and Tourism & Hospitality from Fanshawe College. He has worked in the kitchens of some of Ontario’s finest restaurants and corporations. In addition to his countless appearances on local and national television shows and food events, he produced and hosted his own cooking shows “Sizzle with Michael P. Clive” and “Toronto Eats with MPC”.

As Weber Canada’s Grill Master, Michael is responsible for internal and external training and education initiatives. In this role, he also represents Weber as brand ambassador and media spokesperson, maintaining the integrity of the Weber brand experience at the first Weber Grill Academy in Canada, located in Vaughan, Ontario. It is there that he also teaches a variety of grilling classes open to the pubic and also available for corporate/team-building events and special occasions.

Chef Clive’s enthusiastic approach to food is only surpassed by his passion for grilling. His first experience using a Weber grill was with the portable Weber Q and there was no looking back. An avid griller, he now enjoys grilling year-round on a wide assortment of Weber gas and charcoal grills and smokers.

Michael is also known for picking up the bass guitar and throwing some extreme tailgating parties during football and basketball seasons.

Follow him on Twitter: @weberchefca.

Grill Specialist - Damien Chong

What started off as a hobby in the kitchen transformed into a passion for cooking and a fascination for the culinary world. Following his graduation from the Culinary Management program at George Brown College in Toronto, Chef Damien Chong went on to work in the kitchens of some of Toronto’s top, internationally acclaimed chefs.

It was in 2014 when Chef Damien Chong found a new lease on his professional trajectory when he joined the Weber Grill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario. It was in this unique indoor grilling school that he was able to learn about the fascinating world of grilling using gas and charcoal grills and smokers. Since then, Chef Chong has been a driving force in the Grill Academy, helping teach hundreds of students through a variety of classes how to take their grill skills to the next level.

When Damien isn’t busy in the Grill Academy his thirst for learning is often satisfied with global travels abroad to different corners of the world in search of new flavours and cooking techniques.

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Create Your Own Unique Culinary Experience

The Weber Grill Academy is available for private parties and corporate events. A hands-on social event that’s also perfect for team building. Guests will prepare a menu of choice, with assistance from our dedicated Grill Academy Team—and enjoy it together at the end!

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CONTACT US

Weber-Stephen Canada Co.
1 Roybridge Gate
Vaughan, ON L4H 4E6, Canada
289-474-5790
grillacademyca@weberstephen.com
For press inquires:
Theresa Stahl
Special Projects Manager
Weber-Stephen Canada Co.
Direct Line: 289.474.5792
tstahl@weberstephen.com