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Hamburger Hop

Hamburger Hop

hamburger hop
Presented by Buckhead beef and Blue Moon

Chicago Gourmet 2016 will kick-off with the popular Hamburger Hop®,
a fun—and tasty—burger showdown.

Fire up the grill and prepare to feast—it’s burger time! Join top area chefs as they battle it out for burger glory while guests enjoy tasty gourmet burgers, beer, wine, spirits, and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines the city's Best Burger award, while guests crown the People's Choice.

Hamburger Hop


Late Night Gourmet is the official Hamburger Hop after-party. Find out more >>

Charity: A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Educational Foundation (IRAEF), a non-profit organization (501 c3) dedicated to building the future of Illinois' hospitality workforce.


2016 winners:


Martial Noguier


Judge's Choice

Moosah Reaume

Rosebud Prime

People's Choice

2016 Competing Chefs:

Mariela Bolaños

MAD Social

Bob Broskey

Beacon Tavern

Nicolas Cabrera

STK Chicago

Amanda Downing

Rockit Bar and Grill

Christian Eckmann

Three Dots and a Dash

Jason Friedland

Weber Grill

Atticus Garant

Columbus Tap

Dan Huebschmann

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Martial Noguier


Chris Pandel

Swift & Sons

Joseph Rizza

Prime & Provisions

Moosah Reaume

Rosebud Prime

Rey Villalobos

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Matthew Wilde

Joy District

Jesse Williams



  2016 Judges:

Jeff Mauro

Pork and Mindy's

Dino Tsaknis

David Burke's Primehouse

Lin Brehmer

WXRT Chicago

David Lissner

Dining Chicago

Morgan Olsen

Eat & Drink Editor, RedEye

Jason Pratt

Blue Moon Brewing Company

Eddie Jackson

BBQ Blitz

Dave Otto

Broadcaster/Cubs Pitcher '94



2016 Sponsors








2016 Partners

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