The Real Deal

Flavor Barbecue Buffs Can't Live Without

The Real Deal: It might be hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. Or, in the case of KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces, you know it when you taste it. That perfect blend of rich tomato, molasses and spices that people from Kansas City recognize as their own, and you have come to crave. A flavor that could only be concocted in a place like Kansas City - home to the world's largest barbecue competition, countless barbecue restaurants, and where low and slow isn't just a way to cook, it's a state of mind.

Born in Barbecue's Hometown

The KC Masterpiece® story started in Kansas City 30 years ago, when Dr. Rich Davis - a local physician and barbecue aficionado - decided to make his own sauce. The result was a perfectly tangy, perfectly sweet, perfect-for-any-meat flavor. It won Dr. Davis the first-ever "Best Sauce" award at the American Royal Barbecue Competition 30 years ago, allowing him to quit his job and focus on his true passion: barbecue. Since then, the rich taste of KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce has grown in popularity to become one of America's favorite barbecue sauces. In fact, it's still the number one sauce in Kansas City, barbecue's hometown.

The Real Deal When It Comes to Sauces, Marinades & Seasonings

In addition to barbecue sauce, the KC Masterpiece® product line-up includes marinades and seasonings. KC Masterpiece® Marinades are an easy way to add excitement to meals, enhancing the taste of meat and transforming an everyday dish into something extraordinary. KC Masterpiece® Seasonings are a mouthwatering blend of signature spices in a dry seasoning - perfect for a rub on steak, chicken, pork and more.

Are You the Real Deal?

If you're talking about a person who's the Real Deal, you better believe he or she loves life, but is hard working, passionate about the little things that are important, and someone you can unflinchingly trust to do the right thing. It's that person who goes to work every day and doesn't complain, but rather, strives to make everyone's life a little better. A co-worker who loves to cook so much that he is constantly bringing the fruits of his labor into the office for everyone to try. A doctor who knows all of her patients on a first-name basis without a reminder from the nurse. A songwriter who sings from the heart and tries to inspire others. Or, maybe it's you.

Yes, the Real Deal comes from all walks of life and makes your community a better place, which is why this year KC Masterpiece® wants to honor people that are the Real Deal and inspire others to celebrate them with us. So, if someone recently told you that you're the Real Deal, or if you did something lately that deserves that kind of praise - from cooking an amazing meal for your family to fixing your neighbor's car - we want to hear from you. Connect with us on and stay tuned for the chance to win tickets to see Keith Urban - someone we think is the Real Deal when it comes to music.