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 Partner Programs

  1. Cowboy Charcoal

    Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship BBQ Series

    Cowboy Charcoal is kicking off the first ever Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship BBQ Series. This is a series exclusively for KCBS women's teams to vie for $15,000 in diamond prizes and qualification to compete at the World Food Championships! All KCBS Team of the Year sanctioned events from Jan 1, 2016, through the weekend of the 2016 American Royal in Kansas City, will be point qualifiers for the Fire & Ice competition.

    Click here to learn more and register.

  2. Smithfield

    Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown


    Register now for your chance to compete in the Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown Competition to be held at the American Royal in Kansas City. Enter your original Fresh Pork grilling recipe and you could be driving home in a new Ford F-150 Truck! When entering, be sure to choose the Pitmaster bracket.

    You have 2 chances to submit a recipe that could take you to the Hog Wild Throwdown Competition:

    • Enter your Make the Ultimate Ribs recipe between June 15-July 5
    • Enter your Grill Pork Like a Steak recipe between July 22-August 11

    Go to SmithfieldThrowdown.com, to enter your recipe and for a chance at more great prizes.

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