Food Smoking Gurus
Learn how to smoke food - cheese, fish, meat and more!
Featured as one of the 'Top 9 Courses' to do in Europe - Lonely Planet Guide
Shortlisted for the 'Best Food Experience' - UK Cookery School Awards
I am sorry to say we will not be running our courses in the forseeable future.
We are looking at developing alternative ways of sharing our smoking experience through bespoke demonstrations and special events; in the meantime our book and smokers are available as are we on Facebook and Twitter - and even on the end of a phone!
Smoky Jo's have been hosting days and weekends that are great fun, informative and very tasty for more than ten years....
We ran an award-winning artisan smokehouse until 2004 and have been sharing and teaching the art of food smoking since 2006 to foodies - complete novices and professional chefs, entrepreneurs and even viewers of BBC's One Show and ITV's Good Morning.
If you or someone you know loves smoked food and enjoys creating delicious meals at home, read on...
Although we are not running courses the second edition of our book (and some of the smokers we feature) are available through this site.
The book is based on the course and is designed not only to take away the fear of smoking food for the novice but to excite and inspire those who already have experience with food and/or smoking.
E mail: info@SmokyJos.co.uk Phone: 01931 716638 CA10 3LG
Smoky Jo's courses are part of -
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WHY SMOKY JO'S??
And why not Smokey Joe's? Or Smoky Joe's? Or even Smokey Jo's?!!
Well, we agonised over it. Although the Jo bit was obviously fairly easy, what with one of us being called Jo... But how to spell smok(e)y was a decision made after seeing both spellings all over the web then resorting to a good old fashioned dictionary...
... thank you for such a fantastic time last weekend we are still buzzing from it!
Lisa. F July 2016
" ... huge thanks for yesterday. I had a great time and your passion for smoking is really contagious. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and learned so much. My family have since tried the goodies I brought home and want me smoking at home ASAP."
Paul A. June 2016
" We had a brilliant and marvelous fun and informative course this last weekend; wouldn't have changed a thing about it. People great, food amazing, accommodation unexpectedly delightful, so very glad we came. Congratulations on a top quality event in every possible way. For anyone who enjoys food whether or not they intend to smoke, just to absorb the facts and taste the tastes its a heavenly course. Make a weekend of it or incorporate it in a holiday break. So good to meet you Jo and Georgina. ITS A MUST DO course..... "
Von, March 2015 on our Facebook Page
Did you see Smoky Jo in the smokehouse near Windermere on ITV's The Great British Taste Tour?
Smoky Jo's in Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine 2nd October 2011
9 best weekend courses in Europe includes Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Courses!
Interested in smoking food at home? Have a look at
" I just wanted to let you both know what a thoroughly enjoyable day I had with you this week on my Smoking course. You both made it so much fun and best of all the food was FANTASTIC."Luke - 1st June 2011 ...more
See the review of our food smoking courses in Stella Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Sunday 10th October!
Recently Smoky Jo's was featured in The Times -as one of the
'Best days out for the boys'
- but actually it is a great day out for anyone!
Smoky Jo, Smoky Georgina and Freddy the Filing Cabinet smoker!
You can read all about Smoky Jo's in
What are you smoking today, Jo?
Here we have - chicken, salmon, sausages, peppers, mushrooms, prawns, cheese, garlic, eggs and nuts!
At the end of the course
here we are tasting some of the days smoked food, all washed down with a glass of fizzy!
Smoked pheasant, sausages and mushrooms on the water smoker.
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