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    
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  • 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

Bar-B-Que is a big part of my life, it started when I was a young child. I first learned the craft from my Dad, we cooked a lot. We would stay up all night tending to a 55 gallon smoker and burn barrell. He past away in September 2014, however, I've continued the craft and took all the knowledge I've learned and grown with it, always experimenting and striving for that perfect bite of smoked meat. So everytime I see that smoke roll out I think of Dad and how he'd be so proud of me. Cooking is my passion, it's way of life, a brotherhood, staying up all night around a cooker with my best friends is so enjoyable. It's not so much about the rewards, trophies, and money as it is the memories and bonding while cooking and of course watching everyone eat that delicious juicy smoked meat you've labored over. It's always funny how a loud group of people waiting at the table for the plates to arrive turns to silence and "mmmm's, ohhh's when they start eating, that's what I enjoy the most about cooking!

Hometown: Locust
State: NC
Country: US

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