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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Year Started: 2012

WaunaQue is glad to be part of KCBS and enjoyed the event vending, catering and unsanctioned competitions we did in 2014.

This year we may mix in some sanctioned comps, festival/event vending, cooking for a judging class and maybe a little catering if we're lucky. These are our thoughts on 2015 KCBS comps and other festivals/comps.

Apr 10-11 Smoke in the Spring - Osage City, KS
05/01-03 Masters in May - Appleton, WI
05/16-17 Madison Magazine BBQ Festival - Sauk City, WI
06/12-13 3rd Annual Hog & Steer BBQ Competition & Festival - Oconomowoc, WI
07/11 Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay

Hometown: Waunakee
State: WI
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2015
Smoke in the Spring - 10th Pork Ribs, 8th Pork Shoulder and 11th overall out of 97 teams

Conscious Carnivore Presents Brew, BBQ and Blues - 3rd overall
Bacon, Brew and BBQ - 2nd w/ each team serving one item

Pig in the Park - Whitewater, WI - 2nd People's Choice; 2nd Chicken; 6th Brisket
Lodi/Lake Wisconsin - 8th ribs only competition

Sponsors: Christine & Sydney
Julie, Will and Aly
Steff, Ellie and Mason


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