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: 2015

Team Bio:
I'm a veterinarian with a master's degree in public health, specifically epidemiology. I have always enjoyed cooking and ever since seeing BBQ Pitmasters for the first time I've been hooked on BBQ cooking even though I've been hooked on BBQ eating for my whole life. I decided to start competing in a local amateur competition since I've never done anything out my backyard yet. My wife Rev Alicia Beard has been very supportive and is our spark plug. My father is my support and my mother is an organizer/benefactor.

Hometown: Lincolnton
State/Province: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 9th place Pro Chicken, and 6th place Pro Pork at Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown Rocky Mount, NC 2018. 3rd place Pro Chicken at Butts and Beans Challenge Newton, NC 2018. 3rd place Backyard Chicken, 2nd place Backyard Ribs, and Backyard Reserve Grand Champion at Butts and Beans Challenge Newton, NC 2017. 3rd place Backyard Chicken, 1st place Backyard Ribs, and Backyard Grand Champion at Franklin, NC Mountain High festival 2017. 2nd place Backyard Chicken, 2nd place Backyard Pork, and Backyard Reserve Grand Champion at Mt Pleasant Fall Festival and Polar Pig Cookoff 2016. 1st place Backyard Pork and Backyard Reserve Grand Champion at Butts and Beans Challenge Newton, NC 2016. 1st Place Ribs at GrillbilliesBBQ One Rack Backyard Rib Cookoff 2016 in Raleigh, NC. People's Choice Champion and 5th Place Ribs at Jimbo's Backyard BBQ Contest 2016 in Raleigh, NC.

Sponsors: GrillEye, The Redneck BBQ Lab

Website: www.facebook.com/DoctorCueNC


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