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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Year Started: 2012

WaunaQue is glad to be part of KCBS and enjoyed 2015 as part of three sanctioned comps, cooking with friends of Smoke Syndicate for a couple judging classes, a little catering and some retail sales of packaged BBQ.

We are still putting together our thoughts on 2016, but these are the KCBS comps and other festivals/comps we're thinking about.

Apr 8-9 Smoke in the Spring - Osage City, KS;
05/13-14 Madison Magazine BBQ Festival - Sauk City, WI;
07/8-9 Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay; and
7/29-30 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour - Des Moines, IA.

We hope to continue to build our catering business and invite you to contact us and share our information with others when you're hungry.

Hometown: Waunakee
State: WI
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2015
Smoke in the Spring - 10th Pork Ribs, 8th Pork Shoulder and 11th overall out of 97 teams
Madison Magazine BBQ Festival - 3rd Pepsi Pork, 3rd Jim Beam Beef

Conscious Carnivore Presents Brew, BBQ and Blues - 3rd overall
Bacon, Brew and BBQ - 2nd w/ each team serving one item

Pig in the Park - Whitewater, WI - 2nd People's Choice; 2nd Chicken; 6th Brisket
Lodi/Lake Wisconsin - 8th ribs only competition

Sponsors: Christine & Sydney;
Julie, Will and Aly; and
Steff, Ellie and Mason.


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