American Royal – The Science of BBQ Sauce

American Royal Association Kansas City
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Join American Royal friends and flavor experts to see the science behind the foods and flavors iconic to Kansas City – barbecue. Explore the chemistry of different ingredients to create various flavor combinations to create an award winning taste.

The American Royal is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Kansas City since October 1899. We began as the National Hereford Show livestock show. Today we  provide opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in our events including our Livestock Show, ProRodeo, and Horse Shows, Many Kansas Citians know us for our World Series of Barbecue®, which is actually our largest fundraiser.

During Remake Learning Days, the American Royal team will partner with our friends at Kansas City-based sauce and spice company Spicin’ to explore the world of food chemistry to create some of our favorite barbecue flavors.

Food scientist are creators, inventors, and artists. See how they purvey ingredients, create flavors, and how certain spices and sauces compliment meat, vegetables, and other foods.  During this activity, students will make an original “American Royal Barbecue Sauce” with ingredients you can find in your kitchens.

Download this America Royal Beginner’s Barbecue Sauce handout and watch the video to get started!


  • Event Type
  • Date(s)
    1. May 6
    2. May 7
    3. May 8
    4. May 9
    5. May 10
  • Cost
  • Age Group(s)
    • Grades 3-5
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Accessibility Accommodations


Virtual Event

Download the America Royal Beginner's Barbecue Sauce handout linked above and watch the video to get started!

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