THE COMPETITION

 

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with ALL proceeds to support Culinary Operations Academy.

Celebrity Judges Panel 

  • Gayle Guyardo – MC of the 2016 Burger Showdown
  • Corey Dylan – Radio Host, Mix 100.7
  • Leigh Spann – Morning Meteorologist, WFLA News Channel 8
  • Leslee Lacey – Traffic Reporter, WFLA News Channel 8

Culinary Judges Panel

    1. Chef Erik Youngs – Judge Chairman
    2. Chef Ralph Underwood II – Culinary Educator & Owner, Mahaganii Enterprises
    3. Chef Michael Rigberg – Culinary Arts Instructor, Land O’Lakes High School
    4. Chef Todd Jent
    5. Chef Matthew Bartholomay – Instructor, Culinary Operations Academy

 

New-Scoring-Rubric

 

LIVE MUSIC

easy-posse

 

Clemons Road logo colorful

STAGE SPONSORED BY

Budweiser learnings

 

PLEASE NOTE: the event will take place RAIN or SHINE. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Gasparilla Plaza next door.

THE COMPETITION

Top area restaurants gathered in Curtis Hixon Park Saturday night to grill, flip and create their burgers in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay.

THE 2016 WINNERS

Bring The Heat Champion
EATS

 Best Use of Bacon

grillone16

 People’s Choice Award

wow

 Best Other Than Beef Award

chamions

 Best Beef Burger

EATS

 BEST BURGER IN THE BAY

EATS

 

THE COMPETITORS

TICKETS

Burger Sampling Tickets will be available at the Tickets Tent in Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, May 21st at 4pm (event starts at 5pm) for $25 while supplies last. Entry to the event is FREE! Beer, Wine, Sodas and Water will be available for purchase on site as well. See you Saturday!

Powered by Eventbrite

 PLEASE NOTE: No refunds. All sales are final. The event will take place RAIN or SHINE. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Gasparilla Plaza next door.

SPONSORS

BudStage

Bud and Burger

news8

98rock620

vodoochef

YELP

bare
timessponsor

FAQS

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with all proceeds to support a local charity.

What time is the event?

Event Time for Burger Showdown is Saturday night is 5 pm – 9 pm

Where is the event?

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa

Where should I park?

Covered Parking is available at the adjacent POE GARAGE on the corner of Ashley Dr and Cass. Regular parking is $1.20/hr. Special Event parking, regulated by the City of Tampa, may differ in some instances.

Can children attend this event?

Yes, well behaved children are allowed.

What if it rains? No worries. We have a rain contingency plan in place! If it rains, the event will be moved under the Gasparilla Plaza (adjacent to the current event location, in Curtis Hixon Park).

Media Inquiries?

Email us here: Maiken@EventFest.com

How can a restaurant sign up to compete?

Email us  HERE

 

CONTACT

EVENTFEST INC.

EventFest, Inc.

1200 W. Cass Street Suite 110

Tampa, FL 33606