James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project

James Beard Blended Burger Project

Our very own, Chef Edward Garcia III is back at it again! Here at The Box Street Social, we always aim to improve and be the best we can be, which is why we are competing in the James Beard Foundation‘s Blended Burger Project. Our typical Bacon Jam Burger transforms into a slider and is ready to compete in the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project. This new version of our burger is now made with 25% mushrooms and 75% ground angus chuck. The slider is topped with a slice of cheddar cheese, garlic roasted aioli, springs greens and a final touch of bacon jam. This burger is both savory and pleasing to the palate.

The Blended Burger Project is a social media driven campaign. In order for us to win, we need the support of our local San Antonio community. Only the top five chefs with the most votes will have an opportunity to present their burger at the historic James Beard House in New York city.

San Antonio is the home town to Chef Edward Garcia III. He sees this project as an opportunity to add his piece to the San Antonio culinary community. The James Beard Foundation‘s Blended Burger Project will only bring more awareness to the great city of San Antonio.

About the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project

The James Beard Foundation‘s Blended Burger Project is open to chefs and restaurants of all types throughout the Unites States. Last year, over 340 restaurants competed, incorporating finely chopped mushrooms into their patty to create “The Blend.” All chefs create their own rendition of blended burgers that are healthier for guests and more sustainable for the planet. The Box Street Social is participating in the third year of the Blended Burger Project.

The James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures and honors America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. Today JBF administers provide a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Blended Burger Project is just one of the many awards given by the James Beard Foundation.


Let’s do this San Antonio! Please help Chef Edward Garcia, III of The Box Street Social bring home the trophy to San Antonio. To cast your vote in the James Beard Foundation‘s Blended Burger Project, you can click on this link: http://bit.ly/2s1cWJ0. You can also click on the link in our profile on Instagram.

To try our amazing Bacon Jam Slider, follow us on social media. We will post the locations we will be weekly. You can also click the events tab at the top of this page. All public events are an opportunity to try our burger that is competing in the James Beard Blended Burger project.

James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project