If you’re ready to graduate from basic hot dogs and burgers, then be sure to bookmark this article! We’ve wrangled talented, innovative chefs from across the country and (somehow) convinced them to give us their secrets. On the roster? Chef Ben Jones, Executive Chef of The Resort at Paws Up; Chef Chris Isdo, Executive Chef of Estancia La Jolla; Chef Noelani Planas, Executive Chef of Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort; and Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez-Denton of Portland’s famous steakhouse, Ox.

From secrets to the perfect marinade to what kind of wood chips are best, you’re sure to learn something new in the slideshow. Bon appetit!