THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide.
KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests world wide. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.
KCBS serves as a clearinghouse of barbeque information which provides:
- Networking with related trade associations and other contest-sanctioning organizations
- Tracking trends in barbeque related products, and equipment
- Teaming up with other food organizations and the media to promote barbeque
Recognizing barbeque as America’s Cuisine, the mission of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is to celebrate, teach, preserve and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form.