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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To add or change your team name, please email sphelps@kcbs.us or call the KCBS office at 1-800-963-5227.

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


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2006

Team Bio:
Team: -> Marc Matthews - Owner of Funny Farm BBQ & Pitmaster for the Funny Farm BBQ team; -> Jan Thompson - Lieutenant General of the Funny Farm BBQ team, box builder extraordinaire, and sides specialist, plus being the glue that holds the team together. -> Ken Herstowski - all around good guy & great help at numerous contests over the years, co- cook for the Great American BBQ, and Pitmaster of the Excessive Behavior BBQ team; -> Jan Simpson - Social Director & Party Planner - every team needs one...; and -> Jim Aycock - All around right hand-man.

Hometown: Paola
State/Province: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 1st Place Sausage with a perfect score or 180 - Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - Lenexa, Kansas 1st Place Sausage - Great Mall - ABS BBQ Contest - Olathe, Kansas 2010 Baste Of The Year at the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste & Rub Contest

Sponsors: None currently, but willing to entertain offers.

Website: http://www.FunnyFarmBBQ.us


Official Team Bio/Team of Year Disclaimer*

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+