What could be better on a Saturday afternoon than the scent of grilled burgers at a Build a Better Burger Competition? Maybe you are a grill master and have the best burger on the block. Or maybe you are the best foodie and love to taste burgers. This was the event to attend for a good time and great burgers.
Every good competition has an announcer that lets the contestants and the crowds know how much time is on the clock. Our announcer for the day kept everyone having a good time. He would visit the booths and check in with the teams. He asked the teams questions about the choice of supplies, the preparation, and the secret ingredient.
There were four teams of six people. Each team created a team name, an outfit, booth decorations and burger themes. The teams were very creative, such as a New York theme, a Fitness theme, a Korean theme, and a Resort theme.
Burger Set Up
Each team submitted an ingredients list in advance. The facility provided the requested ingredients just before the competition started. The teams were given a grill and basic utensils. The teams were allowed to bring extra pans and utensils.
The announcer was in the center lawn to start the countdown. The teams had 60 minutes to cook and prepare the best burger.
No additional food items were allowed to be on the plate with the burger therefore, no pickles or fries. However, the teams were allowed to decorate the plate with nonfood items.
The facility was provided with the recipes for each burger in advance. They made sliders of each team’s burger. They provided the sliders to the attendees to sample each team’s burger. While the attendees of the event were in line to sample the sliders, one person from each competition team was there to explain the burger and ingredients.
After the 60 minutes was completed each team brought the one burger to the judges’ table. There were four judges. Therefore the burger was divided into fourths. Each team had an opportunity to present the burger to the judges by explaining the preparation and secret ingredients.
Now for the exciting part, announcing the winning teams. There was a 3rd place, 2nd place, and 1st place. The winning burger won unanimously among all four judges. The winning burger was a double patty with bacon, onion cooked with thyme, and the secret ingredients were the Gruyere Cheese used to make the Bechamel sauce, and toasted Brioche bun.
Build a Better Burger Competition
Have you ever attended or competed in a Build a Better Burger Competition? If not, would you?
32 thoughts on “Build a Better Burger Competition”
Wow had no idea something like this existed! Sounds like burger heaven.
I wish I could be a judge! That sounds awesome!
Right, I completely agree.
I love this idea. What a neat way to draw a community together!
Yes, they did a great job.
This looks like such an event to attend! I would love it but I think my husband would love it even more! Glad you had a great time!
It was a great time.
Great post…now I’ hungry! Lol
What a fun idea!! I could see this being a great fundraiser!!
That is a great idea.
As a food blogger I LOVE local foodie events! This one looked so fun and yummy!
You are right, it was fun and yummy.
What a fun event…and love that they made sliders as samples!
The sliders were very tasty.
Super fun! My hubby would totally do this competition. He makes an incredible bechamel sauce from gruyere too. I’ll slap it on a burger next time
That is awesome. Before this event, I had not tried bechamel sauce.
I would love to have something like this around here, So much fun!!
Maybe you can check with your local city/town chamber of commerce.
This looks like so much fun! I’ll have to be on the lookout for events like this near me 🙂
You would have a wonderful time.
How fun! I love a great burger so this would fit right in to my Keto lifestyle. Love it!
That is great!
Such a fun event! I am always up for a great burger!
My husband would love this event. He is a burger fiend!
Would he make a burger or eat them?
This is the kind of competition my boys would LOVE to attend! Oh, my gosh!! My middle teen is all about building a better burger with a unique, tantalizing flavor. I’m going to have to show him this.
Your teen would do fabulous at this event!
I love a burger! This would be too much fun, not to mention tasty!
The burgers were very tasty.