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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Team Name and/or State/Province Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2006

Team Bio:
1st year established- 2006. We both are CBJ's since 2007 Top ten places in all classes consecutively. 1st place Dessert - Huntsville, AL / Mcminnville, TN / Winchester, TN (2) / Cookeville, TN (3) / Columbia (2) ALL with 180 scores. Reserve Grand Champion Clarksville, Tenn - 2008 4th place out of 82 countries Chef's Challenge 2008 Limerick, Ireland Grand Champion McMinnville, Tn 2010 Grand Champion Lewisburg, Tn 2011 Reserve Grand Champion, Gadsden, Alabama 2011 Reserve Grand in Effingham Illinois 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Mt Pleasant, Tn with a score of 708 in 2014 Grand Championship in Cookeville, Tn. in 2014 Grand Champion in Columbia, Tn. 2016 Grand Champion in Somerville Tn.2017 Grand Champion in Calhoun, Ga 2017 Reserve Grand Champion in Lebanon, TN. 2017 Participant in The American Royal October 2017 Participant in The Jack Daniel's World Championship BBQ Competition 2017 Winner of The Happiest Home in the Hollow Award at The Jack Daniel World Championship BBQ Competition 2017 Members of KCBS 180 Club Members of KCBS 700 Club

State/Province: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Trip to Ireland in 2008 to cook in the "World BBQ Championship" at "Riverfeast" Of Limerick as Team USA. 1st Grand Champion in 2010, The first Grand shared with our BBQ friends and family is unforgettable. All competitions are special

Sponsors: We appreciate all our awesome sponsors! Bad Byron's Buttrub Mr. Byron Chism of Santa Rosa, Fla Make It Meaty Award Winning Injections Mr. Bill Ames of Pennsylvania Kahuna's Market/ Deli and Specialty Meats Ms. Catie Eslick of Fayetteville, TN BBQ'ers Delight All Wood Pellets Ms. Candy Sue Weaver of Arkansas Canyon Coolers Jason Costello and Leah Heffelfinger of Flagstaff, AZ Our new sponsor for 2018... Smithfield Meats


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Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+