FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Meet the KCBS Pros!
Team Name and/or State Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2006

-> Marc Matthews - Owner of Funny Farm BBQ &
Pitmaster for the Funny Farm BBQ team;
-> Jan Thompson - Lieutenant General of the
Funny Farm BBQ team, box builder
extraordinaire, and sides specialist, plus
being the glue that holds the team together.
-> Ken Herstowski - all around good guy & great
help at numerous contests over the years, co-
cook for the Great American BBQ, and
Pitmaster of the Excessive Behavior BBQ
-> Jan Simpson - Social Director & Party
Planner - every team needs one...; and
-> Jim Aycock - All around right hand-man.

Hometown: Paola
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 1st Place Sausage with a perfect score or 180 - Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - Lenexa, Kansas
1st Place Sausage - Great Mall - ABS BBQ Contest - Olathe, Kansas
2010 Baste Of The Year at the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste & Rub Contest

Sponsors: None currently, but willing to entertain offers.

Website: http://www.FunnyFarmBBQ.us


Official Team Bio/Team of Year Disclaimer*

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+