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 Partner Programs

  1. The BBQ Guru Challenge

    The BBQ Guru Challenge will move the program focus from a points chase to awarding more prize money on an event level. The BBQ Guru Challenge will give out additional prize money to teams with the highest and second highest overall number of points out of registered teams who cook with a BBQ Guru Temperature Control System or an Onyx Oven. The BBQ Guru Challenge will be held at 10 KCBS sanctioned events throughout the Great American Cookout schedule. Winners of each event will be featured on KCBS.us and featured on KCBS and BBQ Guru social media sites.

    Visit The BBQ Guru Challenge page

  2. McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up

    McCormick Grill Mates has partnered with the Kansas City Barbeque Society to create the McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up, challenging the country's top pitmasters to compete in a multi-city competition series and fire up their best beef dish using Montreal Steak Seasoning.

    Four local KCBS competition events will host a McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up, giving teams the chance to earn up to $900, per event, in bonus cash money. Then, in true points-chase fashion, the series top overall finishers will cash in on even more money at the end of the season. Ready to give your beef a run for the money?

    Visit the McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up page

  3. Reser's Fine Foods: America's Best Potato Salad Challenge

    One potato, two potato, three potato, more! Reser's is back for its third annual search for America's best potato salad! Is it yours?

    In 2014, Reser's is heading to five high-profile KCBS-sanctioned events (Competitor Series) to give cooks another opportunity to cash in on their flavor masterpieces and the opportunity at taking the best potato salad title. Prize money will be awarded to the top two places at each competition and the grand champion will be headed to Las Vegas for the championship event.

    In addition to the five Competitor Series events, Reser's "America's Best Potato Salad Challenge", as two-tiered competition, will also host ten online recipe submission (Consumer Series) that will allow anyone in America to participate. At the series end, the 15 finalists, comprised of both the Competitor and Consumer series, will go on to the championship event held at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas. Game on!

    Visit the Reser's America's Best Potato Salad Challenge page

  4. Foodsaver Vacuum Sealing System

    How can you make BBQ leftovers taste like they came right off the pit? See how BBQ Champion and KCBS Member Rod Gray uses the FoodSaverŪ System to prepare and preserve his BBQ.

    Visit the Foodsaver page

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