BBQ Cooking School

BBQ Skills with Bart Beek

Learn how to cook perfect seafood on the BBQ! Celebrity chef Bart Beek from Melbourne’s essencebbqLAB (formerly Heston Blumenthal’s Executive Chef) is heading to the 2023 Fremantle Boat and Seafood Festival to share his seafood barbecuing skills!

Bart is an exciting and incredibly inventive chef who has been behind the stoves of some of the worlds famous kitchens for 48 years. He works tirelessly to champion seasonal, locally sourced produce and focuses on creating pure deliciousness by using cutting-edge culinary methods and techniques.

Bart Beek will head up the new BBQ Cooking School where you can get an up-close and personal seafood cooking experience. Get all the tips and learn the skills from Bart as he cooks a range of seafood over glowing coals, flame, and smoke.

Bart will demonstrate from the stage, a variety of ways to prepare and grill WA octopus, sardines, prawns, barramundi and lobster. Bring up any questions you may have during each session and use his knowledge to create deliciousness at home.

Bart’s demonstrations will be at on the hour from 11am – 3pm daily.

Get tips on:

  • Identifying the signs of the freshest seafoods
  • Safely storing your fresh produce at home
  • Preparing your product before grilling
  • Setting up your barbecue and outdoor kitchen
  • Perfectly cooking and presenting your meal


*NOTE: Times subject to change

11.00am: Grilled butterflied WA Sardines – coriander chilli dressing

12.00pm: Flame grilled Northern Star Shark Bay prawns – tomato feta flamed ouzo

1.00pm: Barbecued Fremantle Octopus – harissa marinade salsa cruda

2.00pm: Grilled Cone Bay barramundi – Greek tomatoes yoghurt feta sauce

3.00pm: Charcoal grilled Western Rock Lobster tail – Ras El Hanout garlic lemon butter

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