Sat January 18
10 AM - 2 PM

Baby back Ribs, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Should

Instructor: Chris Marks

8 time Grand Champion, American Royal

Three Little Pigs Competition BBQ Team/Rubs/Sauces

General Manager The Good-One Smokers and Grills/Charcoal/Wood.


  • Students will learn how to select, prepare, smoke and finish
  • All students will enjoy a BBQ lunch with different sides!
  • Class includes instruction on equipment, fuel, rubs, sauces, BBQ technique and more
  • Students will bring home a rack of ribs  that they prepare in class


You are very welcome to bring your own drink.


Gift certificates from Cooking with Alessandra cannot be used for this class


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The store is located on East 4th, at street level, across the AC Hotel.

There is street parking in front of the store and south of the store on E 4th. around.  Parking meters run until 9pm.  There is also a parking garage on E 2nd between Grand and Locust. A free parking ramp across the Historical Building

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring your beverage of choice…wine, beer or fancy soft drink. I have water, wine and beer glasses, wine opener and wine poorer.

What’s the refund policy?

An online payment or gift certificate is required to book a class, and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.


Cancellation Policy. You can cancel your class 3 days in advance for full reimbursement(Except the ticket fees). Same cancellation policy applies to gift certificates and private parties.

This cancellation policy applies only to cooking classes. Not to Wow! Des Moines Tours. Refer to information on the Wow! Des Moines Tours website for that information.

Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine.

An online payment or gift certificate is require to book a class and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

All classes are held in Alessandra's kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309.