Chef Patrick Mulvaney hails from New York but proudly calls the Farm to Fork Capital of the US his home. As the owner of the award winning Mulvaney’s Building and Loan restaurant on 19th street in downtown Sacramento, he has been impressing the capital city with his local, seasonal, down to earth cuisine for almost a decade.
Chris Macias has served as the Sacramento Bee’s Food and Wine Writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry, to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger turned pastry chef was included in Da Capo’s “Best Food Writing 2012.”
Chef Randall Selland is the Executive Chef and Owner of 3 of Sacramento’s most lauded high-end restaurants (The Kitchen, Selland’s Market Cafe and Ella Dining Room and Bar). Originally from Fresno, he has brought his natural showmanship and charisma to create award winning dining experiences in the Farm-to-Fork Capital of the United States.
Rick Mindermann is the Store Director of Corti Brothers, Sacramento’s internationally known Grocer and Wine Merchant since 1947. In his 34th 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.
Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times, where he has also been managing editor, and deputy editor. He is also the author of the cookbooks “How to Read a French Fry” and “How to Pick a Peach”
Erin Jackson is a San Diego-based food writer who has reviewed nearly 150 burgers for the A Hamburger Today blog on Serious Eats. Erin is also a frequent contributor to Dining Out Sand Diego and San Diego Magazine’s Food & Drink blog, and is the creator of EJeats.com. In the rare moments that she’s not eating or writing, you can find her tearing through the streets of downtown San Diego on her Schwinn cruiser.
YOU! 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 at Raley Field!