Rachael Ray is known for her burgers, so it comes as no surprise that the television personality, in partnership with her magazine Every Day With Rachael Ray, is looking for the best undiscovered burger chef. Over the past few weeks, magazine readers have submitted nominations for their favorite burgers offered by independent restaurants across the country.
The staff of Every Day has selected three finalists — Paul Malvone, Tommy Up, and Mauricio Oliveros — to prepare their burgers on the Rachael Ray show later this week. Only one will be chosen to bring his burger to Rachael Ray's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February.
Of the competition, Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello said, "The magazine wanted to show that lesser known cooks can hold their own at the biggest and most respected burger competition in the country." I think the opportunity is a fun one, and I look forward to tasting the winner's creation at the fifth annual Burger Bash on Feb. 24. Who makes your favorite burger?