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"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 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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Terms and Conditions

Event Directors
  • Event directors sign up anytime between May 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016 at http://www.kcbs.us/meals-mission.php.
  • Participating events will be chosen on first come, first serve basis contingent on budget and mission parameters.
  • Events will be provided Boston Pork Butts for participating teams at their contest.
  • KCBS will send participating events documentation on how to fulfill our mission.
  • Teams will cook the extra pork butt during the competition, and then turn it in to a designated area and time that has been agreed upon with the food bank.
  • Event directors will coordinate a handoff to the local Feeding America food bank or other charity, who will then distribute the food through their network.
  • Event directors MUST submit receipts and amount of pounds donated in order to receive reimbursement.
  • Upon receiving the receipt, KCBS will then reimburse the event director for the meat purchase.
  • As Sam's Club is the Official Supplier for KCBS, we strongly suggest purchasing your meat from your local Sam's Club.
  • If you are not already working with a charity, contact stephanie@mmacreative.com for assistance in locating a local food bank.

All other events that are not funded Boston pork butts from KCBS are still encouraged to participate by collecting non-perishable food or an in-kind meat donation from a local meat department.