If you already love to grill, this headline was an instant click for you, and looking at the photo above, you’re drooling. (You’ve always wanted to grill the bird outside, right? How epic!) Think about it: You wanted to do Thanksgiving al fresco. Cook the whole meal in the great outdoors.
Your guide to this project? A former French Laundry chef who has studied his craft in places like Georgia, Chicago, and Austin. Timothy Hollingsworth, member of our 2020 Chefs’ Collective and renowned chef, is simply a superstar. (Read in the Los Angeles Times about how he grills a heavily marinated tri-tip steak to incredible effect.) We’re thrilled to announce his upcoming Thanksgiving class with Traeger Grills on Tuesday, October 27th, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. He’ll walk you through how to rock out a full T Day feast on a hot grill. Think: Grill-Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey, Easy Smoked Turkey Gravy and a Smoked Pecan Pie.
The former chef at Barrel & Ashes, a nouveau BBQ joint in L.A., chef Timothy is a Napa Valley restaurateur and winner of Netflix’s cooking competition show “The Final Table.” Formerly the Chef de Cuisine at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, he later opened his own L.A. restaurant, Otium. Soon, he’ll open his new San Francisco restaurant, All This Time. He has won tons of awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Chef of the Year Award, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rising Star Chef Award – and placed sixth in the Bocuse d’Or. Timothy has also joined with Ask Chefs Anything to raise funds for immigrant workers in service industries affected by the current global situation.
The chef’s Thanksgiving menu is nothing short of genius. He shows you how to spatchcock your bird, brining it in orange and bourbon. His smoky gravy actually employs beef bones (and you’ll want it to douse every single side on your plate!) And smoked pecan pie is just as good as it sounds.
So set the table, get cranking on your game plan, and mark your calendar, because this class is going to inspire you to take Thanksgiving to an (easy, breezy, smoky) next level this year!