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Commando Dave’s BBQ Seasonings, LLCOrganizational Affiliation

About the Artist Facilitator

Founder and Pitmaster-in-Chief of Commando Dave’s BBQ Seasonings, Dr. David “Commando Dave” Andrews is a humble BBQ pit master, chef, and baker. Having cooked for all sorts, from Generals to the General Public, Commando Dave’s mastery of BBQ is well known in military circles around the globe.

Commando Dave is formerly a Special Operations Command Medical Officer who served over 21 years on active duty, including several combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. Wounded-in-Action while serving as a senior combat advisor in Afghanistan, David retired from the military and went on to become an national-award winning intelligence officer and Wounded Warrior philanthropist. Commando Dave’s BBQ became a way to heal through the kitchen and BBQ pit; a way to be a beacon of hope, resilience, and culinary excellence for Wounded Warriors, families, and patriots across America.

Commando Dave is truly a Renaissance Man: warrior, writer, educator, intelligence officer, researcher, philanthropist, and – of course – a BBQ pit master and chef. A “Quiet Professional” and humble combat wounded veteran, Dave is much happier (and more comfortable) talking about family, food, and philanthropy than he is talking about himself.

As a Purple Heart recipient and elected leader of other combat wounded veterans, Dave would tell you that the real heroes who inspire him are the friends and colleagues killed or wounded in action, the families of the killed and wounded, and the community of caregivers and supporters like you who make it possible for the survivors of war to carry on.

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  • Virtual and/or remote Experiences available.

MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

Ever wonder why your cookies come out harder than hockey pucks, or your loaf of bread sags and is undercooked in the middle? Altitude is most likely the culprit. Did you know that most “high altitude” adjustments on the recipe box assume that you’re baking at 3,500 feet above sea level? But what about when your kitchen’s altitude is at least double that? Well, please don’t worry any longer because Commando Dave’s got you covered!

Join me for a fun, informative, and interactive class on learning how to adjust your baking recipes to account for our high-altitude in El Paso and Teller counties. With the help of a few simple kitchen tools (including an inexpensive digital scale and a simple calculator – including the calculator app on your phone), we’ll help you adjust your baking to your altitude so that your baked goods come out just like you want them. We will do this as a virtual experience using Zoom so that you can work from the comfort and safety of your kitchen.

Experience length: 2 hours, though we can go longer based on your questions.

 

 





Level:
Intermediate
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Virtual via Zoom
Located at:
Virtual via Zoom
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
High Altitude Baking

About this Experience

Brisket. The granddaddy of BBQ meats, and the one that can makes even the most experienced BBQ pit master nervous.  So how do you take a tough, fatty piece of what used to be consider ‘throw away’ meat and turn it into the most tender, succulent centerpiece of your BBQ party?  Time, temperature, smoke, and seasonings; that’s how.

Join Commando Dave for a fun, informative, and interactive class on BBQ brisket.  We’ll cover everything from selection, seasoning, smoking, and serving. We will do this as a virtual experience using Zoom so that you can work from the comfort and safety of your kitchen.

Experience length: 1-2 hours, though we can go longer based on your questions.





Level:
Intermediate
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Virtual via Zoom
Located at:
Virtual via Zoom
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
BBQ Brisket 101

About this Experience

Ribs, ribs, ribs!  Oh my, the wonderful flavors and textures of a perfectly done BBQ pork rib: colorful crust and smoke ring, tender and juicy interior, and just the perfect balance of sweet and heat. Hungry?  Want to learn from a true BBQ pitmaster?  Well wait no more, Grill Commandos, because Commando Dave has you covered!

Join us for a day of fun, purpose, and world class BBQ led by the Pitmaster-in-Chief of Commando Dave’s BBQ!  We’ll cover everything from selection, seasoning, smoke, time, temperature, and serving.

We will do this as a virtual experience using Zoom so that you can work from the comfort and safety of your kitchen.

Experience length: 1-2 hours, though we can go longer based on your questions.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Individual
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Virtual (via Zoom)
Located at:
We will do this as a virtual experience using Zoom so that you can work from the comfort and safety of your kitchen.
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
BBQ Ribs 101
Level:
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Type:
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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