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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2007

The Pickin' Porkers started competitive barbecue full time in 2008 and have since won state championships in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Ranked as one of the top 50 KCBS teams in the United States after only 17 competitions in 2008, they finished 6th in the KCBS Pork category in 2009. Competing in KCBS, MBN and SCBA cook-offs, they frequently finish in the top 10 of each contest.

Based in Clemmons, NC, the head cook is Roger Wise assisted by his wife Marsha and children Scott and Nic. They have competed as far west as Kansas, south to Florida and North to Washington, DC.

Cooking with lump charcoal and apple wood they produce vinegar based barbecue favored by many. Even though whole hog is their favorite category to compete, they consistently place high in all categories.

When asked why they decided to start competition, Roger stated "it combines the four things I love in life which are family, cooking, competition and travel. Throw friends in there and you have the perfect combination!"

Hometown: Clemmons
State: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2

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Sponsors: House Matters, Inc


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