National Burger Awards entries open in two weeks

National Burger Awards entries open in two weeks

Operators will soon be able to submit their entry for next year’s National Burger Awards, which is heading back to London in February 2020 with the addition of a new meat-free round.

Entries to the National Burger Awards are being accepted online from 14 October, offering chefs the chance to take part in a live cook-off final on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at the Islington Metal Works in London. The chef of the UK’s best burger, as determined by a panel of industry judges, will receive £1,000 as well as the coveted title.

The 2020 National Burger Awards will also feature a brand new meat-free round, which is being sponsored by The Meatless Farm Company. The 16 chefs that make it through to the final will all compete in this essential new competition category.

“We’re very much looking forward to reading through the best burger recipes that the UK has to offer,” says Tristan O’Hana, editorial director of Casual Dining Magazine, which runs the event. “What’s more, we can’t wait to see how all of our finalists approach the new meat-free round. Progressive operators know just how important it is to be offering UK consumers a choice when it comes to eating meat or electing not to – we’re delighted that the National Burger Awards is now representing both options within the eating out market.”

The Top Dog from El Perro Negro in Glasgow was named the best burger in the UK at the National Burger Awards 2019 (pictured). Entries for 2020’s event will open on Monday 14 October and can be submitted at nationalburgerawards.co.uk.