October 9,
5:00 PM

Homegrown Chef
Burger Showdown 2.0

Homegrown Chef is proud to host our 2nd BURGER COMPETITION, BURGER SHOWDOWN 2.0, as an industry and community fundraiser. Nine (9) top San Antonio chefs compete and you eat! Besides nine gourmet sliders, our very own Homegrown Chef, Edward Villarreal, will be making fresh-fried French Fries. This is an outdoor event, so come out and enjoy a one-night-only burger feast with us!

Cereal Killer Sweets, renowned for their creative, over-the-top unique flavors, will be providing specially-made cookies for dessert, just for the event. 

This is an audience-voted ONLY competition. You get to vote for your favorite burger and the 1st Place Winning Chef will be awarded a cash prize, along with a trophy. Second and Third Place Winners will also receive a trophy.



Diana Anderson of JD's Chili Parlor

JD’s Whiskey BBQ Bonfire Burger

Mesquite-Smoked BBQ Bourbon Cheeseburger with Candied Bacon, Aged Sharp Cheddar, Chilified Smoked Garlic Paste, Whiskey-Soaked Caramelized Onions and Bibb lettuce on a JD’s Chilified Jalapeño & Cheddar Brioche Bun.

Robert Cantu of the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk / The Moon's Daughters

Bacon Marrow Cheeseburger

Featuring Dry Aged Marrow, Aged Cheddar, Candied Bacon, Tomato Jam and Koji Mustard.

Ashley Costello of BombAss Burgers

Hawaiian Burger

Angus Chuck Beef Patty, Honey Ham, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Pineapple, Lettuce, Red Onion and Teriyaki Mayo on a Hawaiian Bun. 

Adrian Cruz of Ghost Kitchens SA and Gunslingers

Concha Burger

Beef Patty, Chorizo, Strawberry Chipotle Mayo, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Bacon Jam on a Sweet Concha Bun.

Joseph Thadeus Martinez of Tributary - Modern Texas Cuisine

Tribute To Texas Burger

A Seared Dean and Peeler Wagyu Patty, House-Cured Bacon Blackberry Whiskey Jam, Goat Milk Ricotta Mousse, Crispy Pickled Jalapeños on a Potato Bun. 

James Richard Smith of toohotfortabc

Big Bend Smash Burger

Far West Texas Beef Burger with Sweet Heat, Bacon Jam, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Spring Mix and Wisconsin Cheddar on a Homemade Bun.

Toby Soto of Humo of San Antonio

Naca Vaca

Charred Hatch Crema Huitlacoche Burger with Nopal de Gallo and Smoked Queso Fresco on a Maize Bun.

Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg and Alamo Biscuit Company

An Italian Gouda Thyme Burger

Ground Beef, Bacon-Garlic-Thyme Confit Butter, Gouda Cheese, Dressed Arugula and Candied Prosciutto on a Potato Bun.


*Funds will go towards providing fresh fruit and vegetables to industry folks and San Antonio families in need of support through the BIG FRESH MARKET BOX Program by Big State Produce Co. Anyone interested in receiving a box can email

*If you buy 2 tickets at once (or more) you will receive one drink ticket per person (to be used on event drink specials only).

*VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE upon request. For $75 you get in 30 minutes early, receive one drink ticket (to be used on event drink specials only) and get a certificate for a LITTLE BIG FRESH MARKET BOX of fresh produce. Email or call 210-725-2339 to order. Only 25 VIP Tickets available.

*Funds will go towards providing fresh fruit and vegetables to industry folks and San Antonio families in need of support through the community box program by BIG FRESH MARKET BOX. Anyone interested in receiving a box can email

*Special THANKS to our sponsors, including Brooster's Backyard Icehouse, B Healthy MeatsBig State Produce, Unifresh, Food RelatedMission Restaurant Supply, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Cereal Killer Sweets and Live From the Southside.

*Please note, drinks not included (except for VIP ticket holders and purchasers of 2 or more), but can be purchased at Brooster's on the day of event.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We reserve the right to postpone the event due COVID Restrictions or "acts of God." In such case, you will be refunded (minus Eventbrite's nonrefundable processing fee). However, we do not offer refunds based on personal reasons. Thank you.

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