On Saturday, July 13th in Sanborn Square Park, downtown Boca Raton, our very own Marti Soroka with her two beautiful daughters in tow, was one of a handpicked panel of judges to decide who will be the “Best Grill Master”.

Twelve local chefs sweated it out both outside and, on the grill, to create and present a grilling masterpiece to the prestige table of Grill Master Judges in this Burger Battle Competition.  But these chefs were not only competing to be the “Best Grill Master”, they were also competing for the “People’s Choice Award.” Guests were indulged with unique burger creations and flavors, while jamming to live entertainment, enjoying craft beers, summer wines, and seasonal spirits.  

Battle Contenders represented South Florida Cities from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale, featuring grilling sensations from;

  • Boca Raton – M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Cheffrey Eats Food Truck, Burton’s Grill & Bar, TooJay’s Gourmet Deli, Crazy Uncle Mike’s
  • Deerfield Beach – Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox and their Boca location, Legends Tavern and Grille and their Lighthouse Point and Sunrise locations
  • Delray Beach – Bru’s Room Sports Grill and their 8 other locations
  • Fort Lauderdale – Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Jupiter – Double Roads Tavern
  • Lake Worth – CWS Bar + Kitchen
  • West Palm Beach – La Perrada del Gordo and their location in Boca Raton


JUDGE’S PICK for “Best Grill Master” went to:

·         1st Place: M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom in Boca Raton and Islamorada

·         2nd Place: La Perrada Del Gordo in Boca and West Palm Beach

·         3rd Place: C.W.S. Bar and Kitchen in Lake Worth

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for “Best Battle Burger” went to:

·         Cheffrey Eats

Congratulations to all of the Boca Burger Battle Winners!

The Boca Burger Battle, A Grilling Affair!™ is not affiliated with any other Burger Battle in Florida. Other Affair productions include the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, A Culinary Affair! (taking place November 9th, 2019), Florida Wing & Dessert Battle, A Blazing Affair! and coming next year in February 2020 is the Taco Battle!

A Portion of the proceeds from the Boca Burger Battle benefit PROPEL, People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located in Boca Raton. PROPEL’s mission is to promote education, character and leadership through mentorship, apprenticeship and life skills training for “at risk” youth.

*Battle Contenders also have other locations in Bird Road, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, Royal Palm Beach, Sunrise, Islamorada, Vero Beach, Stuart, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Dania Beach, and Hallandale Beach