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The 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™

The five fabulous winners of the 2019 contest are:

  • Meredith Manee, Ritz-Carlton's Burger Shack, Kapalua, Kapalua, HI
  • Justin Medina, Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project, Titusville, FL
  • Robert Repp, Hops at 84 East, Holland, MI
  • Eric Rivera, Vintage Year, Montgomery, AL
  • Jacqueline Sampson, Pompano Grill, Cocoa Beach, FL

Why join?

Now is the time to make a difference through delicious food we create. There are more opportunities than ever to be recognized for making a sustainable difference on your menus. For the last four years, chefs across the country have joined The Blended Burger Project™, a movement that strives to make the iconic burger even better for your customers and for the planet by blending at least 25% fresh mushrooms into your burgers.  

  • Guests are looking for more plant-forward options
  • Drive traffic and get noticed with publicity opportunities
  • Create a craveable take on the iconic burger that customers will love
  • Be a part of James Beard Foundation’s growing movement to build more sustainable menus
  • Enter for an opportunity to cook at the historic James Beard House
  • In honor of the Blended Burger Project's 5th year, each winning chef will be awarded $5,000!




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For more information, please contact impact@jamesbeard.org.