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 Seal of Approval

The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Seal of Approval enables your brand to align its product with the world of competitive barbeque and food enthusiasts. A hybrid strategy provides the prestige of earning the KCBS Seal of Approval with the support of our national Web platform and media vehicles. For more information on how to forge a partnership with KCBS with the KCBS Seal of Approval, click here.

Participating Sponsors

Sadler's Smokehouse

For its sixth year, Sadler's Smokehouse, North America's leader in premium pit-smoked meats, has earned the official Seal of Approval from the Kansas City Barbeque Society for its brisket products. Sadler's earned the Seal through a process that includes Board evaluation of its products based on the standard KCBS judging requirements of appearance, taste and tenderness.


The BBQ Cleaner

Congratulations to BBQ Cleaner, who has been awarded the Kansas City Barbeque Society Seal of Approval. The BBQ Cleaner offers a sizzling business opportunity and will get you started with your own kit of cleaning products, an operations manual, initial cleaning, 1 on 1 training, personalized marketing materials and ongoing business support! They will walk you through the entire process to ensure that you get your company set up fully and functionally. The BBQCleaner will also offer on-going support.


McCormick Grill Mates

KCBS is proud to present two McCormick Grill Mates products with the Kansas City Barbeque Society Seal of Approval. McCormick Grill Mates Tennessee Whiskey Chicken Rub and Texas Smokehouse Beef Rub will up your barbeque game! Just massage these dry rubs into your meat before slapping on the grill. Family and friends will be calling you pitmaster in no time!


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