Judging Classes

Taking a Certified Barbecue Judging class is a great way for competitors to perfect their techniques by learning exactly how their chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and brisket are being judged. Being a Certified Barbecue Judge is also a requirement to judge in the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Invitational Contest.

Certified Barbecue Judging Class - Class Information:

  • The class will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm  (estimated)
  • Class fee: $100
  • American Royal Complex | 1701 American Royal Court, KCMO | West Bottoms Kansas City
  • The class will run about 3.5 - 4 hours. Attendees will sample BBQ and learn to judge BBQ about 2.5 hours into the course.
  • Attendees must be KCBS members to participate.
    • Visit the KCBS website to become a member prior to registering kcbs.us. You will need your KCBS number in order to register: https://www.kcbs.us/join_now.php
    • Class fee does not include KCBS membership cost. At the completion of the class, you will receive your CBJ certification.

Certified Table Captain Class - Class Information:

  • The class will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Class fee: $70
  • American Royal Complex | 1701 American Royal Court, KCMO | West Bottoms Kansas City
  • The class will run about 1 - 1.5 hours.
  • No food is provided during the Table Captain class.
  • You must be a current KCBS Member in order to take the course. https://www.kcbs.us/join_now.php
    • Visit the KCBS website to become a member prior to registering kcbs.us. You will need your KCBS number in order to register: https://www.kcbs.us/join_now.php
    • Please note: Class fee does not include KCBS membership cost). At the completion of the class, you will receive your CBJ certification.

 

Register for both and receive a $15 discount! $170 value for $155

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