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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Meet the KCBS Pros!
Team Name and/or State Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2006

1st year established- 2006.
We both are CBJ's since 2007
Top ten places in all classes consecutively.
1st place Dessert - Huntsville, AL / Mcminnville, TN / Winchester, TN (2) / Cookeville, TN (3) / Columbia (2) ALL with 180 scores.
Reserve Grand Champion Clarksville, Tenn - 2008
4th place out of 82 countries Chef's Challenge 2008 Limerick, Ireland
Grand Champion McMinnville, Tn 2010
Grand Champion Lewisburg, Tn 2011
Reserve Grand Champion, Gadsden, Alabama 2011
Reserve Grand in Effingham Illinois 2012
Reserve Grand Champion Mt Pleasant, Tn with a score of 708 in 2014
Grand Championship in Cookeville, Tn. in 2014
Grand Champion in Columbia, Tn. 2016
Grand Champion in Somerville Tn.2017
Grand Champion in Calhoun, Ga 2017
Reserve Grand Champion in Lebanon, TN. 2017
Participant in The American Royal October 2017
Participant in The Jack Daniel's World Championship BBQ Competition 2017
Winner of The Happiest Home in the Hollow Award at The Jack Daniel World Championship BBQ Competition 2017
Members of KCBS 180 Club
Members of KCBS 700 Club

State: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Trip to Ireland in 2008 to cook in the "World BBQ Championship" at "Riverfeast" Of Limerick as Team USA.
1st Grand Champion in 2010,
The first Grand shared with our BBQ friends and family is unforgettable.
All competitions are special

Sponsors: We appreciate all our awesome sponsors!
Bad Byron's Buttrub
Mr. Byron Chism of Santa Rosa, Fla
Make It Meaty Award Winning Injections
Mr. Bill Ames of Pennsylvania
Kahuna's Market/ Deli and Specialty Meats
Ms. Catie Eslick of Fayetteville, TN
BBQ'ers Delight All Wood Pellets
Ms. Candy Sue Weaver of Arkansas
Canyon Coolers
Jason Costello and Leah Heffelfinger of Flagstaff, AZ

Our new sponsor for 2018...
Smithfield Meats


Official Team Bio/Team of Year Disclaimer*

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+