Chef Ken Oringer has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged his colleagues to a Burger-thon!
A friendly competition between some of Boston's top chefs is being planned to attract ardent hamburger-philes, while benefiting Autism Speaks, a national organization dedicated to funding research into autism’s causes, prevention, treatment and cure.
On Monday, February 1 from 6pm-9pm, in the Nine Zero Hotel, James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer will pit the talents of his KO Prime kitchen team against those of nine contenders, chosen for their fanatical dedication to ground beef. They are:
Andy Husbands, Tremont 647
Brooke Vasika, The Bristol Lounge @ The Four Seasons
Jamie Bissonette, Toro and Coppa
Jay Haaj, Mike's City Diner
Josh Buehler and Ken Oringer, KO Prime
Louis di Biccari, Sel De La Terre
Michael Schlow, Radius and Via Matta
Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger
Tyler Potter, The Lower Depths
Greg Reeves, Green Street Grill
Your $25 admission to the All Star Burger Bash entitles attendees to taste each chef’s burger (10 total). Scorecards will allow tasters cast a vote for the tastiest meat patty of the evening.
Boston’s Burger Bash serves as a practice run for the TV Food Network/ Food and Wine Magazine sponsored version coming up in Miami’s South Beach in a few weeks. There, Ken Oringer will compete against other renowned chefs for national bragging rights.
Burger Bash judges Andrew Rimas (author of “Beef: The Untold Story”) and food writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (whose "Burger Lab" column runs weekly in www.seriouseats.com) will tally the results and present an engraved trophy to the winner.