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Whether you’re watching college football this weekend or hosting a Labor Day gathering, we asked celebrity chefs, grill gurus and award-winning pitmasters to share their best grilling tips and tricks for that final summer cookout.

From food TV hosts Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, to world barbecue champions Melissa Cookston and Myron Mixon, these culinary stars are serving up do’s, don’ts, meat mentoring and temperature training. Whether you’re using charcoal, gas, beef or vegetables this weekend, there’s an expert tip to elevate your experience.

Browse the photos above for pointers from the pros…