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 

  • Corey Dylan – Radio Host, 970 WFLA
  • Ian Beckles - Radio Host, 620 WDAE
  • Olivia Stacey  – multimedia journalist and digital host for TBO.com and TBOSeen.com

Culinary Judges Panel

    1. Chef Erik Youngs – Lead Instructor of the Culinary Operations Academy at Chamberlain High School
    2. Chef Ralph Underwood II – Culinary Educator & Owner, Mahaganii Enterprises
    3. Chef Michael Rigberg – Culinary Arts Instructor at Land O’ Lakes High School
    4. Chef Jacqui Pressinger – Assistant Director of Admissions, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
    5. Chef Matthew BartholomayInstructor, Culinary Operations Academy

 

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LIVE MUSIC

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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 will gather in Gasparilla Plaza Friday night to grill, flip and create their burgers in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with ALL proceeds to support Culinary Operations Academy.

THE COMPETITORS

 

MORE competitors to be announced shortly!

TICKETS

Event registration for 4th Annual Burger Showdown Fundraiser & Competition powered by Eventbrite

Tickets will also be available on site at the event WILL CALL tent.

 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

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TBO

98rock620

statefarm

vodoochef

courtyardYELP

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 on Friday 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