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Temecula Valley Battle of the Burgers & Loaded Fries Competition Give Students Opportunity

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:00 PM by Annette Brown

Battle of the Burgers will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Pechanga Resort Casino. Local restaurants will compete for the best burger while culinary high school students pair with twelve Pechanga chefs to create their custom loaded fries. The students will be the executive chefs for the day, while Pechanga chefs will be their sous chefs.

Temecula Valley Unified School District Career Technical Education (CTE) students will volunteer and the third-year students will compete. This is a fundraising event for the culinary program available through the school district. Proceeds will be used for the students to receive food handler cards and earn certifications.

Four hundred attendees are expected. They will sample the burgers and loaded fries from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The winners will be announced about 2:45 p.m. during the event, and posted at

Tickets are $20 online, or $25 at the door until sold out. Students and seniors are $15, kids under five are free. Tickets are expected to go on sale the week of October 1, 2019.

For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, and find out which restaurants are participating, please go to For a media pass to attend the event, please email

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.