KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY    
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    
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True Smoke BBQ

Year Started: 2013
Members:
MICHAEL THOMPSON
BRENDA JANVRIN

Mike took an interest to smoking meat back in early 2010.With his first smoker he purchased, he cooked the dinner for their wedding in October of that year. He's been hooked ever since. Mike owns America's Best Cleaning & Restoration Services in Minnesota and Wisconsin. His wife Brenda is the GM for the company so they work and play together. One team member you're sure to see at competitions is their daughter Faith.She's known now as "The girl with the purple hair". Beginning in 2014 the team decided to broaden their horizons. They started in the tri state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. In 2015 they have expanded to competing in 7 different state.

Hometown: Oronoco
State: MN
Country: US


Most wins in a year: 18 and counting

Biggest Wins: June 2015 Reserve Grand Champion in Mayetta, Kansas

Sponsors: America's Best Cleaning & Restoration Services



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