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Get barbecue lessons from the best in the nation

ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - A national champion south Georgia barbecue team wants to help others become award winners.

The Rescue Smokers will have a cook school in September.

Raymond Poore and Robbie Royal have already won one of the top prizes in the barbecue world, now they want to help others achieve the same goal.

Raymond Poore is one half of the Rescue Smokers, the grand championship winning barbecue team from the show BBQ Pitmasters on Destination America. Now, they're hosting a cooking school for other competitors.

"Most cooking schools only do 4 categories; we are going to do six. So we are going to throw a shoulder in there and pork loin in there," said Raymond Poore, Owner of Rescue Smokehouse Grill.

Poore and his partner, Robbie Royal will show teams the art ofBarbecuingg and judging with help from the Memphis BBQ Network. After winning the grand prize of 50 thousand dollars in June, making them the best in the county, the team from Sycamore wants to keep BBQ alive.

"If we can make half the teams win a grand championship at the next cookout after the cook school, it’s an improvement for us," said Poore.

The cook school will be September 13th through 15th and only 40 people will be selected. Poore says people have been asking for lessons from the team since their big win and they're more than willing to teach others their skills.

"It’s a heart and passion thing. Me and Robbie have a heart for BBQ. We want to make everything about barbecue,'" said Poore. 

The Rescue Smokers say they want to make the barbecue cook school a special event for everyone.

The cook school will be at Little River Plantation in Ashburn. The cost is $500 per person. You can call Raymond Poore at 229-567-5212 and Robbie Royal at 229-222-1070. You can email the Rescue Smokers at Click here to download the application for the cook school.

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