Denham Springs cook  wins burger cook-off

Jeff Boudreaux, winner of the Bull Burger Battle in Baton Rouge, will compete amongst the best cooks and chefs in the world at the Second annual World Food Championships.

The World Food Championships, which awards a $300,000 prize purse, will be Nov. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

The Bull Burger Battle – Baton Rouge, held at Goodwood Hardware in Baton Rouge, is the second of six burger cook-off events to qualify the best burger cooks in six local markets. By winning the Bull Burger Battle, Boudreaux took home a premium Bull Outdoor Angus grill and a free trip to Las Vegas to compete in the championship.

The World Burger Championship will feature 50 of the world’s best burger cooks, chefs and restaurants all competing for their share of the competition’s total prize purse of $25,000. The winner of the World Burger Championship will take home a check for $10,000 and compete against six other category champions at the World Food Championships’ Final Table for a shot at an additional $50,000.

The 47-year-old Denham Springs resident created an ‘Italian Burger,” a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage with Italian bread crumbs and parmesan mixed in, and topped with bacon and swiss cheese plus an array of green, red and yellow peppers.

“My only professional experience is flipping burgers at Dairy Queen in high school,” Boudreaux said.

Boudreaux joined the contest initially with the sole intent of beating his brother, Brian Boudreaux, another competitor in the Bull Burger Battle.

For more information on the World Food Championships, please visit worldfoodchampionships.com/, or visit Facebook.com/worldfoodchampionships or go to Twitter at WorldFoodChamp.