Cooking Class: Texas Short-Rib Award-Winning Chili

If you've ever dreamed of winning a chili cookoff, this immersive cooking class will provide you with an award-winning recipe. Chef Blake will teach you how to make a mouth-watering chili made with impossibly tender Texas short rib as the star ingredient. You'll learn an expert's culinary methods, including how to cook tender beef short rib, knife skills and more.

Flavored with a local stout beer and simmered with pinto beans and tomatoes, this chili is sure to stand out. This hearty, savory chili is perfect for a comforting dinner, even if you aren't entering a contest. You'll also be able to customize your chili to your taste with toppings like Fritos, cheese, and jalapeños.

Cooking classes on Classpop! are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


Texas Short Rib Chili

With beef short rib, ground beef, stout beer, pinto beans and tomatoes

Various Toppings

With Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and jalapeños

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
  • LabelsCouples, Beginner, Date Night, Fun, New American

Classpop! guest reviews for this experience

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27 Dec 2022

We were honestly very disappointed in this class. Chef Blake was very nice and gave us good cooking tips, but this was a “demonstration only” class which was not at all advertised or stated in the description. Previous reviews made it seem like you could participate, but we were not able to get hands-on at any point which was incredibly disappointing, especially at the price point. There was a lot of sitting around and waiting while the meat/chili cooked in the instant pot. It would have been much better if he had us chop the vegetables or something at least. That way he could have gotten us involved in the “knife skills” portion of the class as advertised. Instead we watched as he did it all (albeit not too much is involved with chili) and described. He was kind to answer our cooking-related questions, but it was a bit of a bore to just sit and watch. As far as the chili goes, a leaner cut of meat would be much more preferable as there was quite a bit of gristle and large chunks of fat that made it less palatable. My opinion may be anomalous, but I’m not a fan of meat gum and I found myself needing to spit large chunks out into the napkin. It was tender enough to fall off the bone, but we all thought it would have been better to be more finely shredded as well. The broth was also more soupy than a chili consistency and the flavor only really became good only after we added in all of the toppings (everyone wanted more seasoning). Overall, while Chef Blake was personable and kind, advertising the class better to reflect the demonstration-only nature and a better cut of meat with more seasonings (prior to cooking) would go a long way.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Blake

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11 Oct 2022

Chef Blake provided a wonderful experience for my corporate team event! I received a call from him the day before to check-in with me and my group. When I asked for accommodations for vegetarians, he was able to come prepared with an alternative recipe (tofu instead of shrimp). He was knowledgeable and informative about buying good produce, knife skills, prepping food, and cooking. He let us prepare/cook as much or as little as we wanted, he would take over if we wanted to take a break and drink some beer. We had a child with us, and he was inclusive of all ages. I highly recommend this event with Chef Blake!

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Rachel K

23 Jun 2022

Blake provided warm hospitality and comforting home cooked food. Honestly the whole experience was good for the soul.

$99 $ 55 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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With nearly 15 years of experience under his belt, it's no secret that Chef Blake is passionate about one thing: food. However, if you asked Chef Blake, "food" encompasses more than just ingredients. Being a chef is a profession that he does not take lightly, and he strives to put his entire heart and soul into every endeavor that he has undertaken, including having served as a line chef and sous chef at several well-known eateries and a prestigious steakhouse. With a background in visual design, he sees his culinary practice as another artform that requires methodology, attention to detail and passionate creativity. Let Chef Blake pass his skills and passion along to you!

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