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"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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: 1997

Team Bio:
About Chef Richard McPeake Richard McPeake (a.k.a Educator of “Que”) • Professional chef over 35 years! • BBQ Pitmaster • Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York. • Currently is a Chef Instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College • Developed over 30 restaurant concepts in his career • Member of the KCBS He has been awarded: • 4 Culinary Excellence Award from Gilbert/Robinson & Creative Restaurant Management. • 15 Travel Holiday Awards for Food Excellence • Is 2 time 4 Diamond Award Winner from AAA. • Past Grand Champion of American Royal, 7 First Place Awards in catergories! • 2008 American Culinary Federation President’s Gold Medal Authored & Self Published: (5 Smoking & Grilling Cookbooks) Lastest Books: • Backyard BBQ The Art of Smokology On Best Seller list of Amazon.com for 8 years, reaching #1 Best Seller 10 times • Simply BACKYARD BARBECUING From Grilling to Smoking Released in Fall of 2009 Owner of Rib Stars Rub Me Tender BBQ Rubs: • Award Winning rubs from 2003 – 2010 • Best Hot Rub in the World @ 2004 American Royal Teacher & Educator of “Que”: • Taught over 900 classes • Reaching over 19,000 Students His Rib Stars Rub Me Tender Rubs have won several awards for Mild and Hot rubs in 2010-2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2004 - 2003 including First Place at the 2004 American Royal in hot rub category. All of RibStars BBQ Rubs are "MSG Free", Gluten Free, and ALL Natural Rubs!

Hometown: Shawnee
State/Province: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Personally: Member fo the 1982 American Royal Grand Championship Team (OPen Div.)


Website: www.ribstarsbbq.com


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