[JUDGE] Rick Mindermann

Rick Mindermann is the Store Director of Corti Brothers, Sacramento’s internationally known Grocer and Wine Merchant since 1947. In his 35th year as culinary professional in Sacramento, Rick has experienced a vast diversity of international food and drink during his travels on four continents while on foraging missions for Corti Brothers.

Eric Veldman Miller

[JUDGE] Eric Veldman Miller

Eric Veldman Miller is the owner of V Miller Meats in East Sacramento, a butcher and a chef. This guy knows burgers. A veteran of the last four burger battles Eric has eaten around the world at the last three times as well as been a competitor on 2018, “where by all accounts he was robbed ;)”

Mark Tarbell

[JUDGE] Chef Mark Tarbell

Mark Tarbell is the chef/owner of Tarbell’s Restaurant, Tarbell’s Catering, The Tavern restaurant, and The Wine Store, all in Phoenix.  An “Iron Chef America” winner, he was the host of the Emmy Award winning “Check Please! Arizona” on PBS and has been nominated for an Emmy as the host of “Plate & Pour”, also on PBS.

You be the Judge!

After tasting the delicious burger samples from participating restaurants, all Sacramento Burger Battle attendees will get a special token so they can cast their vote for the People’s Choice best burger award. Let your burger voice be heard this National Cheeseburger Day!

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