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: 2016

ChefClay started his culinary adventures with NC BBQ. He then went on to culinary school and became classic French trained and trained under many chefs and many cuisines. After 25 years in this world, ChefClay came full circle and returned to NC, BBQ. A year in he traveled to the Dominican Republic with the NCBS and cooked NC style, whole hogs (6) and 200 + whole chickens for 1200 dignitaries at the Santo Domingo Embassy for the US.

He is a Certified Culinarian, ServSafe Instructor, Sommelier, NCBS Board Member/Judge, KCBS Judge/Table Captain, Mixologist as well as many others. ChefClay is also a decorated Desert Storm Veteran having served on the front lines of Iraq in 1990-1991.

Hometown: Pinehurst
State: NC
Country: US

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Sponsors: Lowes Home Improvement,
Harris Teeter,
Roberts Guns

Website: www.chefclay.com


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