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Kevin Bludso: BBQ Legend and Ultimate Cooking Class

Are you ready to take your BBQ game to the next level? Meet Kevin Bludso, a legend in the world of barbecue whose expertise and passion are second to none. In this blog, we'll dive into who Kevin Bludso is, his background in BBQ, and why his course is a must for any BBQ enthusiast looking to master the art of smoking and grilling.

Who is Kevin Bludso?

Kevin Bludso is not just a pitmaster; he's a BBQ icon known for his authentic Texas-style barbecue. With roots deeply embedded in Texas, Kevin learned the art of smoking meat from his great-grandmother, who passed down her secret recipes and techniques.

This rich family tradition forms the foundation of Kevin's BBQ philosophy, combining tradition with innovation to create mouthwatering dishes that have garnered worldwide acclaim.

Growing up in Compton, California, Kevin Bludso honed his BBQ skills in his backyard, perfecting the art of slow-cooking meats over wood-fired pits.

His dedication and mastery earned him a loyal following, leading to the opening of his renowned BBQ joints, including the famous Bludso's Bar & Que in Los Angeles and Bludso's BBQ in Texas.

Kevin's journey from backyard BBQ enthusiast to celebrated pitmaster reflects his deep-seated passion and commitment to preserving the authenticity of Texas BBQ while infusing his unique flair into every dish he prepares.

The Kevin Bludso Cooking Class: Why It's a Must for BBQ Enthusiasts

Kevin Bludso's cooking class is more than just a collection of recipes; it's a comprehensive guide designed to empower BBQ enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills needed to replicate Kevin's signature flavors and techniques at home. Here's why you should consider diving into Kevin's BBQ course:

  1. Masterclass in BBQ Techniques: Learn from Kevin Bludso himself as he shares his secrets for achieving that perfect smoke ring, mastering temperature control, and selecting the best wood for smoking.
  2. Authentic Recipes: Gain access to Kevin's exclusive recipes, including his famous brisket, ribs, and sides. Each recipe is crafted to help you achieve restaurant-quality BBQ in your own backyard.
  3. Practical Tips and Tricks: From choosing the right cuts of meat to understanding the nuances of seasoning and sauce application, Kevin provides practical insights that can elevate your BBQ skills from amateur to pro.
  4. Grandma's Collard Greens Recipe: One of the course highlights is learning the cherished family recipe for Kevin's great-grandmother's collard greens. This dish, steeped in tradition and bursting with flavor, is a testament to the rich culinary heritage that Kevin brings to the table. 

Whether you're a novice looking to master the basics or a seasoned pitmaster aiming to refine your techniques, Kevin Bludso's course offers invaluable insights and inspiration. It's a journey into the heart of Texas BBQ, guided by one of the industry's most respected pitmasters.

For a limited time, when you join Kevin Bludso's masterclass you'll get one of Dry Rubs FREE!  

Expertly Recommended Knives by Legend Kevin Bludso

Equip yourself like a legend: Kevin Bludso's personal picks for the knives he uses every day, now available for you to elevate your BBQ game at home.

Grizzly Serbian Cleaver | Forged Japanese San Mai Steel

The Grizzly Series 8" Serbian Cleaver is a powerhouse in the kitchen, designed for robust chopping and slicing. Made from 430 stainless steel with a Hitachi SLD steel edge, this cleaver delivers exceptional sharpness and durability. Perfect for both professional chefs and home cooks, this cleaver is an essential tool for handling tough kitchen tasks with ease.


  • Forged from premium Japanese San Mai steel for exceptional edge retention.
  • Combines traditional Japanese forging techniques with modern design for long-lasting use.
  • Features a TCG bolster and full tang handle for superior balance and control.


  • Requires regular maintenance and sharpening to keep the blade in top condition.
  • Premium materials and craftsmanship come at a higher price point.

8" Grizzly Chef knife | Forged Japanese San Mai

Discover the perfect blend of precision and strength with the Grizzly Series 8" Chef Knife. Crafted with a sharp Hitachi SLD Steel Edge and a durable rosewood handle, this knife offers exceptional performance and comfort. Whether you're slicing, dicing, or chopping, its balanced design and superior materials make it a reliable tool for any culinary task.


  • Crafted using premium Forged Japanese San Mai Steel, known for its sharpness, strength, and durability.
  • Provides excellent balance and control, enhancing the overall cutting experience.
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty, ensuring you’re investing in a knife that will last a lifetime.


  • Requires regular sharpening and proper care to maintain its exceptional edge and performance.

12" Grizzly Scimitar | Forged Japanese San-Mai Steel

Experience unparalleled sharpness and durability with the 12" Grizzly Scimitar, crafted using traditional Japanese steel and forging techniques. Featuring a TCG bolster and a full tang handle, this knife is designed for precision and comfort. Enjoy peace of mind with our lifetime warranty and Guild Guarantee.


  • Japanese San-Mai steel provides a razor-sharp edge that maintains its sharpness over time.
  • The full tang construction and high-quality materials ensure long-lasting durability.
  • Designed for comfort and a secure grip during long cutting sessions.
  • Ideal for trimming, slicing, and preparing a variety of meats with precision.


  • High-quality materials and craftsmanship come at a higher cost.
  • Regular sharpening and proper care are needed to maintain the blade’s edge and prevent corrosion.

7" Grizzly Fillet | Forged Japanese San Mai Steel

The 7" Grizzly Fillet Knife is a masterpiece of precision and durability. Forged from Japanese San-Mai steel, it offers exceptional sharpness and performance. The rosewood handle with a full tang design and signature TCG metal bolster ensures perfect balance and comfort, making it an essential tool for any serious cook or BBQ enthusiast.


  • The razor-sharp blade ensures clean and precise cuts, ideal for filleting fish and trimming meats.
  • The high-carbon core and rust-resistant stainless steel cladding provide exceptional durability and longevity.
  • The comfortable grip reduces hand fatigue, allowing for extended use during lengthy prep sessions.
  • Perfect for a wide range of tasks, from delicate filleting to heavy-duty trimming.


  • The high-carbon core requires regular honing and maintenance to retain its sharpness.

5" Grizzly Petty | Forged Japanese San Mai Steel

Crafted for precision and versatility, the Grizzly Series 5" Petty Knife features a blade made from 430 stainless steel with a Hitachi SLD steel edge. The rosewood handle, designed with a full tang and signature TCG metal bolster, offers exceptional balance and comfort. This knife is perfect for detailed kitchen tasks and is a reliable addition to any chef's arsenal.


  • The high-carbon core provides exceptional sharpness and edge retention.
  • Forged using the Japanese San Mai steel technique, ensuring strength and resilience.
  • Stainless steel outer layers offer excellent resistance to rust and corrosion.
  • Ideal for detailed kitchen tasks like peeling, slicing, and intricate cutting.
  • Provides a comfortable and secure grip for prolonged use.


  • High-carbon steel core may require regular sharpening and proper care to maintain its edge.

Unlock the Secrets of BBQ Mastery with Kevin Bludso 

Embrace the opportunity to learn from Kevin Bludso, a true master of BBQ whose dedication to his craft and passion for authentic flavors are unrivaled.

Elevate your culinary skills, impress your friends and family with mouthwatering BBQ dishes, and experience the joy of cooking. Visit Cooking Guild to learn more and embark on your BBQ journey today!

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