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: 1995

Tom was a founding member of the Gillas BBQ Team. Following the 2013 American Royal BBQ, Tom left the Grillas after 19 years. The 2014 BBQ season saw the start of the Badass BBQ Team.

Hometown: Smithville
State: MO
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 3

Biggest Wins: GRILLAS: 2003 American Royal "Open"; 2007 Great American "Invitational"; 2007 Great American "Open".

Sponsors: Planters Seed and Spice, Kansas City, MO

Website: http://www.badassbbqteam.org


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