Are you ready to rock? Aioli Gourmet Burgers is teaming up with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers to inspire young culinary students in the Burger & Shake Creation Contest. One winner in each category will be awarded a first place prize of a $200 gift card to Aioli Burger + the chance to cook with Chef Tommy and have their recipe featured on the menu during the month of November. Second place winners will receive a $100 gift card and third place winners will receive a $50 gift card.
“I can’t wait to see what fresh new ideas the kids come up with and I’m very excited to partner with Alice Cooper’s Teen Centers. I was once a culinary student too, so I know how fun it can be to have opportunities like this. Plus, we’re thrilled to support a great organization that offers free arts programs for teens,” said Tommy D’Ambrosio, Chef, Aioli Gourmet Burgers.
The contest is open to youth ages 12-20 years old with their own personal burger or shake recipe idea. Aioli is taking submissions now through October 16th by emailing [email protected].
The top three ideas for burgers and shakes will be announced via live stream on Instagram on October 19th. Then, public voting will take place through October 28th with the winner for each category selected on October 29th during a live concert at Aioli Gourmet Burgers on 32nd Street & Shea in Phoenix. The live concert will be a limited gathering, social distancing measures will be in place, masks are required.
“Experiences like this are so valuable and vital for teenagers in the community” said Randy Spencer, Partnerships and Development, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers. “We love providing unique opportunities like this for the youth we serve with great brands like Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Alice and Sheryl Cooper, our staff and board members are excited to try the burger and shake that the winning teens create!”
Burger & Shake Creation Contest Quick Facts
Create: A recipe for a burger or shake or both
Who: Anyone ages 12-20 years old
How: Email recipe ideas to [email protected].
Info: Get more info online at www.aioliburger.com/community-love
Prizes: 1st place winners – $200 gift card + a chance to cook with Chef Tommy and have your recipe featured on the menu in November
2nd Place winners – $100 gift card
3rd place winners – $50 gift card
Timeline: Submit by October 16th
Top three announced October 19th
Online public voting – October 20-28th
Winners announced October 29th
Burger / Shake on the menu at all three Aioli Gourmet Burger locations – November 1-30th
Giving: 10% of proceeds from sales of the winning burger and shake to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers
About Aioli Gourmet Burgers
Open since 2013, Aioli Gourmet Burgers started as a single food truck, quickly growing with the addition of one more food truck each year since then. The original restaurant location was opened in 2016 at 32nd Street & Shea off the 51 Freeway. Today, there are three Aioli Gourmet Burgers locations across the valley with plans for further expansion.
The restaurant group is led under the culinary direction of Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio, who, from a young age, had a passion for cooking. Combining differing flavors to make one-of-a-kind culinary creations, Chef Tommy was inspired by his grandmother, and having a huge Italian family- cooking and eating was a big part of his life. Chef Tommy is a Chopped champion, he’s competed at the World Food Championships, and has won numerous awards including the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle several years running. Aioli Gourmet Burgers has won the Phoenix New Times Best of Burger award for the past four years in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
For more information about Aioli Gourmet Burgers, be sure to visit online at www.aioliburger.com, follow on instagram @aioligourmetburger and on Facebook @aioligourmet.
About Alice Cooper Solid Rock Teen Centers
Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers are located in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona. A 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded by Alice and Sheryl Cooper, the teen centers offer ALL youth ages 12-20 with music, dance, and art lessons, programs and opportunities FREE of charge. For info, please call 602-522-9200 and visit online at www.alicecoopersolidrock.com. Follow on Instagram @alicecopersolidrock and on Facebook @acsolidrock.