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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2011

Other members: Wife Jackie Bergstrom, Uncle Kevin Seaman, Aunt Becky

We attended Cancer Sucks Chicago cooking class and highly recommend it, we met alot of new friends! We competed in Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana and were in the top 75% without any DQ or DALs so that was a success for our team. We then competed in Central Braggin Rights in Arthur IL, and finally took a walk!!!! 10th place pork, thanks goes out to my mom and dad for helping. Our next event will be Morton BBQ Throwdown July 25th and 26th, we placed 11th over all last year and looking to better that one!!! See you there.

Hometown: Champaign
State: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 0

Biggest Wins: 11th place over all at Morton 2013! 4th place chicken and 9th place ribs

Sponsors: theQjoint


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