Boca Burger Battle Returns!   Saturday, July 16, 2022

“A Grilling Affair” returns to Sanborn Square Park this Saturday!

By Kenny Spahn

Summer is here. The crowds are shorter and the days are hotter. And the grills are firin’ up again, as the area’s top chefs strut their stuff for your food-loving delight at the 9th Annual Boca Burger Battle.  After taking a hiatus due to the shutdown, the fan favorite affair takes is finally back – and it happens THIS SATURDAY, July 16 in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. Don’t miss this Burgerlicious experience to taste the best burgers and other grilled sensations, as top chefs from Boca and beyond vie for the coveted Golden Burger Trophy.  A panel of hungry Grill Master Judges will select their pick for “Best Grill Master, and all festival goers (like you!) get to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”  And the best part, it all goes to benefit the Children’s Giving Foundation.

Here’s your chance to savor unlimited samplings of artisan burger creations from some of the best burger masters; along with unlimited pours of craft beers, summer wines, seasonal spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; all while enjoying a fun-filled outdoor festival, complete with live music.  This year features an all-star line-up of returning BBB champions, including Boca favorites M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Burton’s Grill & Bar, Cheffrey Eats Food Truck, and La Perrada Del Gordo; along with Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox (Deerfield Beach), Legends Tavern and Grille (Lighthouse Point), The Vegan Restaurants from Loxahatchee; and Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery.  Newcomers to the big burger bash this year include The Drunken Burger (Boca), Throw Social (Delray), and Bar Louie (Coconut Creek).

 A select group of culinary professionals and local dignitaries will serve as this year’s Grill Master Judges, including Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano (of The Naked Taco, Iron Chef America, etc.), CBS-2 news anchor Sam Kerrigan, and Douglas Heizer, Publisher of The Boca Raton Tribune (  Long-time favorite KRUSH Party Band will provide the live entertainment.  “This community event with its “Backyard BBQ” theme showcases some of the best beef and alternative burgers in south Florida, along with an array of thirst-quenching craft beer, seasonal spirits and summer wines” notes event founder and President Russell Spadaccini.

So save your room in your belly for one unforgettable Grilling Affair!

The Boca Burger Battle 2022 takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Sanborn Square Park at 72 N. Federal Highway in downtown Boca Raton; from 7:00 pm (or 6:00 for VIP ticketholders) – 10:00 pm.  All tickets include unlimited food and beverage (beer, wine, and spirits) tastings, live entertainment, and access to all other vendors and displays.

General Admission tickets are $50 in advance, or $100 at the event (if still available); VIP Tickets are $75 in advance, or $125 at the door, and also entitle you to a one-hour EARLY START (at 6:00, instead of 7:00).

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit:; or call 561.338.7594.

Portion of the event proceeds benefit Children’s Giving Foundation, a Boca Raton-based 510C-3 non-profit organization that supports children’s charities here in South Florida.

NOTE: This is a 21+ year old event. Sorry, No Pets allowed. Event is Rain or Shine.

The Boca Burger Battle is presented by & The BITES! Network, which also produces the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival; the Florida Wing Battle, and the new Florida Taco Battle.

For more information about the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival, visit: /

For more information about Restaurant Placement Group visit:

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COOKS Needed! Contemporary French Café (Boca Raton, FL)

Immediate opening for talented COOKS for a popular casual contemporary French café, right in the heart of central Boca Raton, FL!

* Join a VERY successful and fast-growing local restaurant group (not a big chain!), with great opportunities for advancement & growth

* Easy Work week! Just 5-day weeks. NO late nights – be home for dinner every day!

* Flexible Schedule: Morning (7 am -3 pm); OR afternoon (11 am -7 pm )

* Free On-site COVERED Parking, Meals, Uniforms, Training, Paid Vacation, and more!

Starting PAY:  $15 /hr + OT, Benefits, Raises, Bonuses, etc, Plus tremendous Advancement & Growth opportunities.



* COOK experience with a fast-paced operation. * Particular experience with BREAKFAST, Artisan SANDWICHES, and PASTA preferred, but NOT required.

* Reliable with a strong work ethic and personal commitment to excellence.

* Clean-cut and presentable, able to work comfortably in a semi-open kitchen.

* Able to start ASAP!





EXECUTIVE CHEF – Cool new Contemporary American Bistro (Boca Raton, FL)

All-Star EXECUTIVE CHEF to help lead a dynamic new ‘polished casual’ Contemporary American restaurant.  Inspired chef-driven menu featuring fresh, seasonal offerings, locally-sourced ingredients, all natural grass-fed beef, sustainable local seafood, and health-conscious techniques (no deep fryers!) — Plus a stellar wine program killer bar scene!

* Generous Salary + Benefits including Health Insurance, & more – plus tremendous opportunities for advancement and growth!

* Incredible opportunity to join a VERY popular, successful, and financially strong restaurant group, with tremendous opportunities for advancement and growth!

Must have serious EXEC CHEF experience w superb Culinary Skills & Creativity, able to create signature dishes and nightly specials.

Particular expertise with natural, organic, locally sourced, Farm-To-Table ingredients and health-conscious cuisine strongly preferred, but NOT mandatory.  Strong knowledge of and ability to accommodate culinary trends & restrictions (gluten-free, low-fat, vegan, etc.)  Must have a true passion for cooking and creating.  New Restaurant Opening experience a plus, but NOT required.

Also: Strong BOH MANAGEMENT skills; A TEAM LEADER, who trains, mentors, & develops others to advance.  Hands-on and hard working; Great people skills, comfortable with guest interactions, food & wine events, Chef’s Tasting & Wine Pairing Dinners, etc. Committed to long-term career growth. Able to start ASAP!

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GENERAL MANAGER (Full-service Casual Seafood) – Boca Raton, FL

GENERAL MANAGER to lead a cool new full-service casual Seafood restaurant in beautiful Boca Raton, FL!

* Easy Schedule! Just 5-day, 50-55-hr work weeks! Lunch & diner only – NO early morning or late nights shifts!  Requirements:

2+ years GM (or above) experience with mid-to-upscale full-service restaurants. Particular experience with Fresh Fish & Seafood (including South Florida & New England Lobster & Clam dishes) preferred, but NOT required. Dynamic personality with great people skills. Commitment to Customer Service, with a keen eye for details. Proven Management & Leadership skills with cool composure. Hands-on & hard-working, who leads and motivates by example. A team player who runs a happy crew and gets along well with others.

Willing and able to step in and do what it takes to ensure excellent service, including assisting BOH as needed.

BOH experience (Cook, Chef, and/or KM) strongly preferred.


*  Fantastic opportunity to be a major player with this very successful, chef-driven neighborhood restaurant, with a relaxed, FRIENDLY attitude, tremendous growth potential, strong BONUS incentives, and a local owner who truly CARES about his team and their quality of life!

* Easy Work week! Just 5-day, 50-55-hrs. Lunch & diner only – NO mornings or late nights!


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COOKS Needed! Popular Italian trattoria & artisan Pizza concepts – south Florida

 Immediate openings for talented COOKS (including a Head Cook, plus Line, Grill, Sautee, & Pizza Cooks) for several concepts including Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Weston, Miami, Deerfield Beach, and Coral Springs.

* Your chance to join a VERY successful, well-established chef-run local restaurant group (not a chain), with tremendous opportunities for advancement and growth!

* Particular experience with ITALIAN, PIZZA, and/or SOUTH AMERICAN / LATINO cuisine preferred, but NOT required.

* Able to thrive in a fast-paced kitchen.  Strong work ethic and personal commitment to excellence.

* Should have the Kitchen skills and personal motivation for rapid promotion and advancement!

* Able to start ASAP!



LEAD COOK – New American Gastropub (Boca Raton)

Immediate opening for a top-Notch COOK for an exciting new “polished casual” Contemporary American restaurant in Boca Raton  – with great opportunities for advancement and growth!

* Your chance to be join a very successful local restaurant group (NOT a chain!), with multiple restaurants (and growing!), with great advancement opportunities  

* COOK, KM, or CHEF experience with busy scratch-kitchen operations.  Particular experience with Contemporary American / Gastropub concepts preferred, but not required. Strong knife skills, attention to detail, and absolute cleanliness.  Additional experience with Italian, Steak, Fresh Fish, Sushi, Chinese, Pizza, and/or Kosher cuisine preferred, but NOT mandatory.

* Strong work ethic, with the talent & drive to advance quickly.

*  Able to start ASAP!

* Lunch & Dinner shifts only — NO early mornings or late nights Plus MANY days off (including every Saturday)!

* = Resume MUST include CITY, E-MAIL, and PHONE #  = *

EXPERIENCED COOK – Opening Team! Chinese / Wok cuisine (Boca Raton, FL) – FULL OR PART-TIME!

* OPENING TEAM Cook needed for a brand new restaurant in Boca Raton.

* Very successful LOCAL restaurant group (NOT a chain!), with 5 restaurants (and growing!), with great advancement opportunities  

*  Full-Time OR Part-Time schedule – your choice!

* Particular experience with CHINESE and WOK cooking strongly preferred, but not required.

* Strong knife skills, attention to detail, and absolute cleanliness.  

* Additional experience with Italian, Steak, Sushi, Pizza, and/or Kosher cuisine preferred, but NOT mandatory.

* Able to start ASAP.

* NO early morning, late night, or Saturday shifts!

PAY:  $750 – $1,000 / week + Overtime, MANY days off (including every Saturday!), and great opportunities for Advancement!

** == > Resume MUST include CITY, and working E-MAIL and PHONE NUMBER! < == *


EXECUTIVE CHEF – New Casual Seafood Restaurant – Boca Raton, FL (YES, WE’RE HIRING – Even Now!!)

Highly motivated and talented EXECUTIVE CHEF, to help lead an exciting new casual Seafood restaurant in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida!

Incredible opportunity to be a major player with this exciting new concept, with definite opportunities for growth, advancement to Chef Partner, and equity ownership.

– Must have serious EXECUTIVE CHEF / Chef De Cuisine experience with scratch kitchens. Particular experience with Fresh FISH & SEAFOOD. 

–  Energetic & enthusiastic, a real “Go-Getter” with the passion, skills, and personal motivation to GROW with the company, and quickly advance up to CHEF PARTNER, and ‘get a piece of the action.”

–  Excellent BOH MANAGEMENT skills. Proven ability to run a busy kitchen smoothly & efficiently. Ensure quality, consistency, adherence to standards, cleanliness, train, & mentor Cooks, etc. Control cost, manage inventories, schedules, etc.

–   Hands-on and hard-working leader, who will work the line, expedite, command a fast-paced kitchen, and lead by by example. A Team Player who gets along well with others (“No Prima Donnas here!”). 

. Committed to long-term career growth (Not just looking for “a temporary job”). Able to start ASAP!

Base Salary + Bonuses – with definite opportunities to become Chef Partner and acquire equity interest!

EXECUTIVE CHEF – Upscale Contemporary American (Delray Beach, FL)

“A-Team” EXECUTIVE CHEF to lead a new Chef-Driven, high-volume Contemporary American restaurant (with a killer craft cocktail & wine program!) in booming Delray Beach, FL!


1. EXECUTIVE CHEF / Chef De Cuisine experience with chef-driven,
high-volume, “upscale casual” and/or fine dining scratch kitchens. Solid
culinary skills and Creativity. Particular expertise with new restaurant Openings,
Contemporary American cuisine, and/or locally sourced, farm-to-table, & sustainable
ingredients strongly preferred, but NOT mandatory.

2.  Excellent BOH
MANAGEMENT skills. Run a busy kitchen smoothly & efficiently. Ensure
quality, consistency, adherence to standards, absolute cleanliness, etc. Must
have strong EXPEDITING skills, with strict attention to details. A strong
leader who can command a fast-paced kitchen while maintaining cool composure.

 3.  Personable and presentable, who presents well
in public.  Great people skills, customer
interaction, public appearances, charity events, Media appearances, etc. Must
have a true PASSION for the business.

4.  A Team Player who
leads by example and gets along well with entire BOH and FOH team (“No Prima Donnas here!”). Committed
to long-term career advancement (NOT just looking for a job). Able to start

** Reasonable Hours! 
Only 5-day, (50-55 hour) work weeks!

Generous Salary + monthly Bonuses
& full Benefits – and Reasaonable Hoursplus tremendous opportunities to
grow and advance!   

** Resume MUST include your CITY, PHONE
# and EMAIL
. Resumes without required info will NOT be accepted!

GENERAL MANAGER (Delray Beach, FL) – Chef-Driven Contemporary American Gastropub

A-Team” GM to lead a very popular & highly regarded “refined upscale” Contemporary American chef-driven restaurant (with a killer wine & craft cocktail program) in vibrant Delray Beach, Florida!

Must have Solid RESTAURANT GM experience with applicable mid-to-upscale operations, strong CUSTOMER SERVICE focus, great personality & customer rapport, Polished & professional. Reasonable Hours – just 5 day, 50-hr work weeks!

Generous Salary, plus monthly
Bonuses, HEALTH INSURANCE, full Benefits, Operating Partner advancement, and

=> * Resume MUST include your CITY, PHONE #, and EMAIL! <=

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