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: 2009

We started in 2009 cooking backyard contests and didn't "turn pro" until the 2011 season.

Head cook:
Kevin Smith

Team Members:
Gail Smith

Hometown: Amherst
State: NY
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2009

Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp
Reserve Grand Champion
2nd Place Chicken
2nd Place side


Boston Hills NEBS Open Grilling
2nd place Beef Burger
2nd place People's Choice Wings

Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp
Grand Champion
1st place Chili
2nd place Side


Boston Hills KCBS
2nd place Brisket

Brockport NEBS Grilling
Reserve Grand Champion

Brockport KCBS
Reserve Grand Champion

Hudson Valley Ribfest
1st Place Ribs

Oinktoberfest KCBS
1st Place Chicken

Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp
Grand Champion

New England BBQ Society (NEBS)
Rookie Team of the Year
3rd place Overall NEBS Team of the Year

Empire State Championship
2nd place overall

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