Chef Josh Capon & Chef Chris Santos Host Legendary Burger Battle at VANDAL on June 6th
TAO Group’s first annual L.E.S. Burger Competition! Chef Chris Santos and Burger Bash Legend Chef Josh Capon are hosting (and judging!) the event at VANDAL on Wednesday, June 6 from 5–7 p.m.
Over the course of a month, over 30 chefs from TAO’s LES venues (The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and VANDAL) competed in a tournament style burger competition to decide which burger reigns supreme. Now, six finalists are left standing and will throw down gauntlet-style at this final event, which is open to the public — the winning burger, chosen by guests at the event, will claim a spot on the menu at all three restaurants!
L.E.S. Burger Competition Finalists:
Paul LeFebrve: Beauty & Essex Executive Production Chef.
Kobe Foie Gras Slider / tomato jam / homemade pickles / sherry vinegar red onions / whole grain mustard / brioche bun
Jonathan Kavourakis: VANDAL Executive Chef.
The OG / prime aged patty / Pepsi caramelized onions / fancy sauce / white toast
Bryan Giron: The Stanton Social Sous Chef.
Pastrami Burger / blend of chuck, short rib & pastrami / house-made sauerkraut / russian dressing / swiss cheese / bread & butter pickles
Timothy Peterson: Executive Culinary Assistant to Chris Santos.
Release The Quackin / maytag blue cheese / house-made duck bacon / creamy horsey sauce / grilled red onions / everything burger bun
Giovanni Hernandez: The Stanton Social Sous Chef.
Tres Chili Mexican Burger / beef and short rib blend / grilled three chili aioli / mexican chorizo / pickled carrots & onions / guacamole / smoked mozzarella / queso Oaxaca
Chef Seth Coburn: VANDAL Executive Production.
Double IPA Cheese Burger / BBQ dusted beef blend of short rib, brisket & kobe chuck / house-made IPA beer cheese / tangy-BBQ smoked pork belly / sweet & spicy butter pickles / gruyère-onion roll