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BBQ Certified Judge Application

KCBS Judging class in Murfreesboro
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One of the best ways to experience the Boro BBQ Festival is by becoming a certified judge. Now, you know this is more than eating great BBQ. And if you’re ready to explore the finer points of your palate, textures for your tongue, or if you’re just an arm chair quarterback already, becoming a certified judge makes you a pro (well, kind of).

Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary is proud to present the first ever Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl Judge Certification Class.

Class Location:  St Marks United Methodist Church                                 
                                  1267 N Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Date: March 30, 2019

Check-In: 8:00-8:30 (plan to be there till mid-afternoon)

**Please note, you must be a KCBS Premium Member to join this class. It’s cheaper than a couple of Boston Butts for a year-long membership, and when you get that card, you’ll want to show it off more than your grandkids. Click here to become a member.

  • Student must be a KCBS Premium Member before taking the class. The cost of membership is $40 per year. You may sign up here: KCBS Membership
  • KCBS Judges Code of Conduct
    1. I will treat table captains, other judges, contest officials, contestants, KCBS officials and the general public with respect, and will by my conduct, bring honor to the KCBS and the office of Certified Judge.
    2. I will not consume alcohol or other mind-altering substances prior to or during judging.
    3. I will judge each entry on its own merits in keeping with the KCBS standards.
    4. I will remain silent and maintain a neutral body language while I and others at my table are judging. Only after all judging ballots are completed and given to the table captain will I discuss the entries just judged if I or others choose to do so.
    5. I will be true to my own taste and will not attempt to impose my personal taste preferences on other judges.
    6. I have read and understand KCBS’s Policy on Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment, and I promise to fully comply with the Policy, as well as any other rules and regulations promulgated by KCBS.
    I understand the information above is to my knowledge correct and complete. I also understand that strict adherence to the Code of Conduct is necessary to maintain my certification and to qualify me for judging in KCBS Sanctioned contests.
  • Price: $75.00 Quantity:
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Download the form for mail-in here: Download