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KCBS Team Bios
RIBSTARS BBQ TEAMYear Started: 1997
RICHARD W MCPEAKE
About Chef Richard McPeake Richard McPeake (a.k.a Educator of âQueâ) â¢ Professional chef over 35 years! â¢ BBQ Pitmaster â¢ Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York. â¢ Currently is a Chef Instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College â¢ Developed over 30 restaurant concepts in his career â¢ Member of the KCBS He has been awarded: â¢ 4 Culinary Excellence Award from Gilbert/Robinson & Creative Restaurant Management. â¢ 15 Travel Holiday Awards for Food Excellence â¢ Is 2 time 4 Diamond Award Winner from AAA. â¢ Past Grand Champion of American Royal, 7 First Place Awards in catergories! â¢ 2008 American Culinary Federation Presidentâs Gold Medal Authored & Self Published: (5 Smoking & Grilling Cookbooks) Lastest Books: â¢ Backyard BBQ The Art of Smokology On Best Seller list of Amazon.com for 8 years, reaching #1 Best Seller 10 times â¢ Simply BACKYARD BARBECUING From Grilling to Smoking Released in Fall of 2009 Owner of Rib Stars Rub Me Tender BBQ Rubs: â¢ Award Winning rubs from 2003 â 2010 â¢ Best Hot Rub in the World @ 2004 American Royal Teacher & Educator of âQueâ: â¢ Taught over 900 classes â¢ 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!
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Biggest Wins: Personally: Member fo the 1982 American Royal Grand Championship Team (OPen Div.)