Smoked Ribs on the grill

Meat Science Series: Barbeque 101


Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, with an opening reception at 6:00 PM
COST: $40 per person; meal provided

Have you ever wanted to know the secret to real barbeque, or how to smoke like a southern pit master? Join Chef Robert Dumas and Dr. Colt Knight for a crash course in slow smoked BBQ. During the course, participants will learn to make dry rubs and BBQ sauce from scratch in the University of Maine commercial kitchen. In addition, participants will gain hands-on experience prepping and trimming whole chickens, pork spare ribs, and pork shoulders. Don’t fret, there will be BBQ for everyone to try! Let us help you unravel the mystery to making great southern style smoked BBQ.

Note: If registering more than one person, please register yourself, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants.

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Program Description

Fully color-illustrated text book BUTCHERING (Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, Pork) by Adam Danforth, $24.99, can be purchased from UMaine Extension Publications.

For more information visit the UMaine Extension Livestock website.

Directions and Parking Information will be sent to you via email upon registration.

Rob Dumas Bio

Chef Rob brings 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation. Chef Rob has a diverse background ranging from cooking for the President and first family to teaching culinary arts and meat fabrication at the New England Culinary institute. His current work with Umaine allows him to focus on his passion for local and seasonal food while working as a resource to the state’s agricultural industries.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Melissa Libby Babcock at 207.581.2788 or to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Program Details


Friday, November 15, 2019


6:00 PM- 8:00 PM


University of Maine in Orono, Hitchner Hall, Pilot Plant and Commercial Kitchen

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Melissa Babcock, UMaine Extension Staff

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Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Staff and Chef Rob Dumas, UMaine


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