ChillaxBBQ cooking lesson via Zoom for Tomahawk Roast Lunch
A first for ChillaxBBQ, but a good first. A wonderful first in fact.
At work, we’re using a lot of Unified Comms & VC to still stay in touch with our clients and colleagues around the world during Covid-19. A team-building idea came to us during our recent ‘water-cooler’ session a week or so ago and we decided to use those comms solutions to have a bit of family fun. And so ChillaxBBQ cooking lesson via Zoom for Tomahawk Roast Lunch came about. Today, on Sunday, I did a lesson for 4 colleagues to prepare and cook for their family lunch.
It was a cracking morning ending in 5 families have a rather splendid lunch methinks. Comments of ‘best meat I have ever eaten’ were shared with me after they had chowed. So it seemed to have worked. I organised it via Zoom and had my laptop as a table cam and had Amy on my handphone being the roving camera-person for close-ups and my moves from table to kitchen and back.
What a giggle it was.
Pete, my boss, made about 4 Litres gravy.
Nigel couldn’t get a Toma.
Hutch set the smoke alarms off.
Keith started drinking at 9am.
But all in all, we prepped, cooked and ate well. Noone burnt or cut themselves, so result! I could do this again… I recorded the Zoom too. Zoom = bloody brilliant. Very long videos of the fun are below, but you’ll see how we all got on in them. Worth a wee look.
ChillaxBBQ cooking lesson via Zoom for Toma Roast Lunch
Here is what I gave as instructions in the email invite to the Zoom session at 9am this morning;
- This assumes that you as a family will sit to eat a roast lunch at 1230…
- This assumes a family of four.
- This assumes no VEGGIES or VEGANS…
- This assumes NO HELPERS!!!
- This assumes you have an oven.
INGREDIENTS – this is enough for a family of 4 (add more if you have pigs or more kids…);
- 1.6Kg Beef Tomahawk (on the bone)
- 1Kg of Cleaned Potatoes (skin on)
- 4 bulbs of garlic
- 0.5Kg of Asparagus (the thick-stemmed)
- Olive oil
- Pack of salted butter
- Gravy granules
- Balsamic vinegar
- Packet fresh Thyme
- Packet of Parmesan cheese
- Sea salt & cracked black pepper
You will also need;
- Big fry pan
- Roasting tin x2
- Sharp knives
- Chopping boards
- Serving platter
- (probably a load of antiseptic for burns and plasters for cuts)
My mate Shaun & Orca came into their own today saving us a whole 7 rib, carving one off every time someone in the team accepted the email invite to join the fun. Quality meat as always brother. Bloody brilliant!!!
CLICK HERE to watch Part Uno of Cooking Lesson ‘w’ ChillaxBBQ
CLICK HERE to watch Part Deux of Cooking Lesson ‘w’ ChillaxBBQ
Thanks to Hutch for the next three snaps taken from the Zoom itself of his own culinary skills outcomes. Excellent. His Holy Trinity for lunch. Toma, Spuds and Asparagus and Beef Jus (AKA gravy).
I think we all had fun at ChillaxBBQ cooking lesson via Zoom for Tomahawk Roast Lunch. I wanted to share a few of the comments; “It was great fun man, first time cooking live on YouTube”, “And that was that – 3 hours preparation and 12 minutes to eat”, “Well done everyone – Brian – hat off to you mate, honestly say best roast beef. think we’ve had… happy Shaw’s” I love comments like this. Food brought us all together today, despite being all remote. It was such a giggle. It really was. Thanks to my colleagues for committing, joining and making this happen. For once it really was my time to just have a giggle!