The California BBQ Association (CBBQA) is a non-profit organization created to raise money for needy children and spread the love of BBQ throughout California. It is an all volunteer-based organization whose mission is to teach, enjoy, preserve, and promote barbecue as a True American food and to help various children’s charities through barbecue events.


See the CBBQA website here.

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque.  With over 20,000 members worldwide, it is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts.

KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests, and our members offer assistance in the form of volunteeting to actual event production to civic and charitable organizations who organize the events.

KCBS provides barbeue information and serves as a clearinghouse by:

  • 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

KCBS promotes barbeque as America’s Favorite Cuisine through their library and extensive archive of barbeque related articles.  KCBS also offers educational programs, consultation services, and civic organization presentations.

See the KCBS website here or click here for KCBS Quick Facts.