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Unread 10-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Brian in Maine View Post
You missed it. He taught a class in Elliot Me. in August, then judged at the Maine State BBQ competition. I spoke with some of the folks that took the class, and they thought it was well worth it.
Maybe I'll get lucky and he'll come back next year.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jeff Hughes View Post
I took his class a few years ago.

It may have been an off day, but he basicly sat on his ass and regurgitated chit from his book. He never even walked around to the cook sites to talk to the students individually.

At the end of the day, I thought, "is that it?"

Take a class from a guy who has won some comps this decade...
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Originally Posted by Jeff Hughes View Post
Take a class from a guy who has won some comps this decade...


That is a ridiculous thing to say. That is like saying why listen to Bill Walsh (RIP) Joe Montana? Why emulate Knute Rockne? Why listen to Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer? Why listen to any of the past champions in any sport? If they haven't won anything "this decade", then obviously they have nothing worthwhile to say. Really? You really think that? Has Mike Mills won an award in last decade? Has Steven Raichlen ever competed? When was Willinghams last award? Yep people swarm to buy their cook books and watch their shows.
The guy won 475 awards. 475! I don't care if that was 20 years ago or 50. That is amazing in one person lifetime.

I get it you had a crappy time at his class. But to devalue the mans accomplishments because of it just isn't right.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #19
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Jeff, I hear the man has bad knees or something. I'm sure if you had asked him to come to your cooking site he would have obliged. It's like Jesse get out of it what you put into it. You have to take the initiative and soak up as much knowledge as possible. I plan on taking his class next year for sure.
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Hey, Sno - valid point. Why does the name Michael Jordan come to mind That might have been this decade but...................

it would have sufficed to say the class sucked and no it was not worth the cost to me - seems that was the inquiry from the OP.
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I was not able to take the PK class when he was in the NY area several years ago but many local Brethren did. I heard mixed reactions so I think it can be looked at from two different angles..

1) If your a comp cook and are looking for all the latest& greatest tricks and techniques and focused on getting judges to give you 999's this may not be the best class to accomplish that.

2) If you're a backyard cook, who loves to learn, and is willing to listen and get some great ideas, the PK class may very well be worth the time and you can probably gain a ton of knowledge especially if you are a relatively new cook.
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