My Story

Hi, I’m Matt Lokay a self taught backyard grillmaster that aspires to help others make their best barbecue. I’ve been into live fire cooking as far back as I can remember and I’ve been innovating better ways to grill for more than a decade. My grilling skills started to go viral on my Instagram page @californiagrillin where I’ve helped thousands of people perfect their backyard grilling skills. This website is all about helping others to do their best grilling and barbecue in the comfort of their own homes. I’ve put together a series of how to courses where I showcase exactly what I do to make some of our favorite recipes. We also offer Grilling and BBQ Workshops online and at our home in Temecula, California. If there is an online workshop you want us to video and post email me at