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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2005

This all started when I was the Security Director at Gateway Computers in Kansas City, MO. Our Kitchen Chef was Jon Williams, he had started Second Line Smokin' Krewe and he asked me if I wanted to join him for a contest. I was hooked... I competed for a year with his team, then I used his smoker to do 2 contests in 2005 (DeSoto and Kurzweils) did pretty good. I helped (a little) Phil Hopkins make me a SG69 Custom Pellet smoker, borrowed a buddies trailer for 2 contests in the spring of 2005, then started looking for my own. Bought a 2005 Haulin' LS 16 enclosed trailer, put A/C on it, electricity, fridge, tables, fans, and away I went. This year I added Stainless steel cabinets and a RV awning. I will make some more changes this winter to tweak things just a bit more. 2012- I now cook on barrels as well as the pellet feeder. I did my first American Royal in 2011, took Reserve Grand Champion in the Side Dish categories, Rhonda got a 180 on dessert. This is my 2nd 180 in dessert.

Hometown: Kansas City
State: MO
Country: US

Most wins in a year: No GC, have a Reserve Grand Champion at Independence MO f

Biggest Wins: Had a couple of first places in categories, the best overall in a sanctioned contest is Reserve Grand Champion at Racing for the Que in Independence Missouri 2009. Made a little money

Sponsors: Smokin' Guns BBQ, Pork Pullin' Plow Boys, BBQ Fans, Cash Tax & Accounting, and Moody Custom Hot Rods


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