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Slider Decider 2014 burger contest calls for professional chef entries

11 March 2014 by
Slider Decider 2014 burger contest calls for professional chef entries

London burger competition The Slider Decider is calling on all professional chefs to enter their signature sliders in a cook-off at riverside gastropub The Gun, on London's Docklands.

Tasting will take place at the event on 5 June, and the judging panel will then choose who to crown as the winner for 2014.

Last year's inaugural winners were Opera Tavern's Jamie Thickett and Ben Tish, whose slider included Iberico pork and foie gras with crispy pig's head, salted liver, courgette relish, lettuce, aioli and guindilla pepper.

Indian favourite Dishoom came next, with a slow-cooked leg of lamb marinated in chilli, garlic and ginger, tossed in butter and lime juice and served in a soft sourdough bun.

In third place was MasterChef 2011 champion Tim Anderson, of Japanese pop-up restaurant Nanban, whose slider included Wagyu beef, American cheese, cola-braised pork belly, and quail's egg, served with lettuce, pickled onions and burnt garlic mayo.

Other entrants in last year's contest included Vincent Keeble from Ed's Easy Diner, Jon Ingram from the Blue Boar Smokehouse, and Dan Doherty from Duck & Waffle.

The panel this year comprises Rebecca Seal from Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, restaurant critic Tracey MacLeod, London Evening Standard's food editor Victoria Stewart and editor of Restaurant magazine Stefan Chomka.

For a chance to be shortlisted, email Charlie@rochecom.com for an official application form. Entries cost £25 each, and the deadline is 14 April.

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