2016Hamburger Hop Draft

Hamburger Hop

hamburger hop

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 Buckhead Beef® 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 HopDate: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Place: Harris Theater Rooftop


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.


Competing Chefs:

Mariela Bolaños

Mad Social

Bob Broskey

Beacon Tavern

Nicolas Cabrera

STK Chicago

Larry Donahue

Weber Grill

Amanda Downing

Rockit Bar and Grill

Atticus Garant

Columbus Tap

Martial Noguier


Dan Huebschmann


Doug Psaltis

Three Dots and a Dash

Chris Pandel

Swift and Sons

Joseph Rizza

Prime & Provisions

Moosah Reaume

Rosebud Prime

Rey Villalobos

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Matthew Wilde

Joy District

Jesse Williams




Lin Brehmer

WXRT Chicago

David Lissner

Dining Chicago

Jeff Mauro

Pork and Mindy's

Morgan Olsen

Eat & Drink Editor, RedEye

Dino Tsaknis

David Burke's Primehouse



2016 Sponsors








2016 Partners


Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30