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The Blended Burger Project™ is a movement that strives to make burgers better by blending ground meat with chopped mushrooms, creating an incredibly delicious patty that’s healthier for your guests and more sustainable for the planet. 

The 2016 Blended Burger Project has concluded. Check back soon for details about our 2016 winners! 

Here's how the Blended Burger Project works: 

1. Sign up here!

2. Create your "Blended Burger" by blending at least 25 percent fresh and chopped cultivated mushrooms into your burger patty. Learn more about The Blend here.

3. Send a high-res photo of your Blended Burger dish to Michelle Santoro at blendedburger@jamesbeard.org for use in the online voting gallery.

4. Spread the word about the contest and your Blended Burger by creating buzz on social media. Encourage your guests to post your Blended Burger on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Promote the #BlendedBurgerProject hashtag and voting instructions on a chalkboard displayed in the restaurant.

5. Menu the dish throughout the promotion period, which is Memorial Day through July 31, 2016.

6. Ask your customers to vote for your Blended Burger right here on jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject.

The five (5) chefs with the most online votes will win a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York City, where they will cook their Blended Burgers at the welcome reception for the annual JBF Food Conference, taking place October 17 and 18, 2016.  

You'll be able to see which Blended Burgers are receiving the most votes, so be sure to check back often. (Read the official contest rules.)