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: 2015

Members: Adam Elliott, Jordan Waskiewicz, Gavin Bumpus, Justin Crocker
May 2015:Adam and Justin entered the country boy amateur competition at Hilltop Foodstore for fun and won first place pulled pork.
May 2016: 1st Dwayne Byard memorial BBQ competition- did not place. It was their first pro competition and proved to be a valuable learning experience, cooking with the big boys. From there, they went back to the kitchen and perfected their rubs and techniques on the smoker and came back next year with a bigger, badder smoker and an appetite for destruction of their competition.
May 2016: 2nd Dwayne Byard memorial BBQ competition- 3rd place ribs, also placed better than 2015 in all other categories. Not bad for some 2 timer rookies...

Hometown: Clarksville
State: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1

Biggest Wins: 1st place pulled pork: Country boy cook-off at Hilltop Supermarket 2015
3rd place ribs: Dwayne Byard 2nd annual memorial BBQ competition 2017



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