Chris Norfolk has created Britain's Favourite Burger for his menu staple at the Elm Tree pub in Elmton. The 31-day matured steak burger with Stilton and jalapenos was the one that most impressed judges, MasterChef winner Tim Anderson, and chefs from 3663 and Heinz.
The competition organised by 3663 and Heinz came to a close at the pop-up Burger Kitchen in Hayes, where chefs Tim Anderson, Lucas Williams (3663) and Andy Bacon (Heinz) oversaw the cooking and presentation of the final five burgers.
Norfolk said: "Is is absolutely fantastic to have won this award. We are a tiny little pub in a small village and this is really going to boost our profile around the local area.
"Our main point of difference is that we butcher all of our own meat right here at the pub. This recipe calls for the meat from a rack of ribs and we get through up to four a week".
Anderson added: "There is a lot that goes into making a good burger and it's fantastic that the guys at 3663 and Heinz want to celebrate this unsung hero of most pub and hotel menus".
Norfolk won a trophy and a luxury weekend break with £1,000 spending money. The first runner-up, Paul Robinson of Grimsby Institute & University Centre, was presented with £200 of cooking equipment vouchers and a Weber barbecue, while Stephen Thorp of the Idle Hour, Claire Seymour of the Starting Gate and Adam Duebel of the Master Builders House hotel were all presented with £200 of cooking equipment vouchers.
For information about the competition or to download the winning recipe visit www.3663.co.uk/britainsfavouriteburger
By Lisa Jenkins
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