Cooking on Cedar

Soak, Smoke, Serve & Savor!

At its core, cedar plank grilling is very simple. (Remember, humans have been doing it for thousands of years already!) Below, we give you the three basic steps. Please read our “Tips” and “FAQs” sections for more info and ideas for getting the most out of your cedar plank experience.



Submerge the plank in water for at least 20 minutes or up to two hours.  Try other liquids besides water to infuse more flavor into your food.



Place your food on the plank in a preheated gas or charcoal grill and close the lid.  No need to turn the food, the plank will cook the food on both sides.



Carefully remove the hot plank and place on a tray or platter. Take it to the table and enjoy the lavish praise you are going to receive!


  1. Soak your plank for at least 20 minutes before using on the grill. This keeps the wood from going up in flames! Water-soaked wood will still smolder and char, but flame-ups are minimal. Keep a spray bottle of water handy to put out any flames (most likely on the edges of the plank).
  2. Use outdoors on a gas or charcoal grill. If you want to use in the oven consider purchasing a Cedar Roaster. If you do use the roaster planks indoors, keep your oven to between 350 – 365 degrees F.