Stories / Partners

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition

JBF Editors

January 04, 2018


After three summers of chefs nationwide reimagining the classic American burger via JBF’s Blended Burger Project™, we brought the competition to campuses across the country with our Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition

University and college–based chefs were challenged to blend mushrooms with meat for a more delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meal.

Now after 3 months of voting, the six chefs with the most votes have won the opportunity to cook at the James Beard House in 2018. 

Our Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition winners are:

Campus enrollment under 5,000 winners:
St. Norbert College
Chef Benjamin Sauer

Dickinson College
Chef Randy Heberlig

Campus enrollment 5,001-14,999 winners:
University of Montana
Chef Patrick Browne

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chef Jon Buchholtz

Campus enrollment above 15,000 winners:
NC State University
Chef Stephen Taoso

UMass Amherst
Chef Bob Bankert

Learn more about the Blended Burger Project.