The judges that will be tasting the 16 finalists’ creations at the National Burger Awards 2018 have been announced.
Sat around the judges’ table at the live final will be Gourmet Burger Kitchen head of food Tim Molema, Las Iguanas head of food development and last year’s winner Glenn Evans, The Telegraph restaurant critic Kathryn Flett, LADbible presenter Kate Ovens, The Burger List blogger Matt Ester and Casual Dining Magazine editor Tristan O’Hana.
“I’ll be judging the burgers on whether you can still taste the quality of the meat through all of the other toppings and ingredients,” says Ester. “Meat quality is my number one factor when it comes to burgers, and no matter how many toppings you stuff the burger with, I can still tell if it’s not up to scratch.
“There’s always a new burger joint opening in London recently, but the best ones are the ones who have taken the time to find the best cut, blends, and ageing process.
“I’ve been working in the world of burgers for four years now and I’m definitely not bored of them yet! It’s still one of the biggest aspects of my life and the thing I am most passionate about. After attending the awards last year as a guest I am thrilled to be a judge this time round.”
The National Burger Awards will be held at the Islington Metal Works on 21 February 2018. To be in with a chance of making the live final, submit your burger recipe to nationalburgerawards.co.uk