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: 2009

Team Bio:
We started in 2009 cooking backyard contests and didn't "turn pro" until the 2011 season. Head cook: Kevin Smith Team Members: Gail Smith

Hometown: Amherst
State/Province: NY
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2009 Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp Reserve Grand Champion 2nd Place Chicken 2nd Place side 2010 Boston Hills NEBS Open Grilling 2nd place Beef Burger 2nd place People's Choice Wings Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp Grand Champion 1st place Chili 2nd place Side 2011 Boston Hills KCBS 2nd place Brisket Brockport NEBS Grilling Reserve Grand Champion Brockport KCBS Reserve Grand Champion Hudson Valley Ribfest 1st Place Ribs Oinktoberfest KCBS 1st Place Chicken Oinktoberfest Outdoor Cooking comp Grand Champion New England BBQ Society (NEBS) Rookie Team of the Year 3rd place Overall NEBS Team of the Year Empire State Championship 2nd place overall

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