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Jeff Stehney

Jeff Stehney is the president and co-founder of Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Jeff first began competing in barbecue contests with his wife, Joy in 1990. In the years since, the Stehneys’ team, Slaughterhouse Five has won more than thirty Grand and Reserve Grand Championships in contests sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS); including the American Royal Invitational and Open. In 1993, Slaughterhouse Five won the KCBS Team of The Year. Jeff Stehney is one of an elite few who have won Grand Championships in each of the last three decades; starting in 1992 and including 2017.

Jeff & Joy opened their first restaurant in 1996, in the gas station at the corner of 47th & Mission Road, in Kansas City, Kansas. They’ve since opened two additional restaurants. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has earned countless accolades and national press coverage over the past two decades. It’s also earned the loyalty and affection of its customers. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has become a beloved icon in Kansas City, the Barbecue Capital of The World.
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