Welcome to
Battle of the Burgers

Who will claim the title of
“Region’s Best Burger 2025”

To be held in Q1 of 2025

1 winner will receive the Golden Ticket to compete in the
World Food Championship Main Event 2025 in the US.

Open to cooks of all levels from any country in the
GCC, Middle East & North African markets

Meet our Competitors

Meet the Judges

Chef Soul AbOu ZAHR


Chef Brando Moros


Chef Marwan Sardouk


Chef Chris Malone


Chef Roberto Segura


Chef Geraldo Thomazini


Chef Sam Momoh


Chef Kelvin Kelly


Chef Mauro Di Leo


Chef Jorge Rodrigues


Chef Sergio Freitas


Chef Shaw LaSH


Valerie wei wei brown


Chef Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs


Chef Omar Rodriguez


Chef Jorge Rodriguez


Chef Omar Basiony




Chef Stasha Toncev


Omar Shihab



Action packed


Meet our Sponsors

About cucina del'SUL

Curating food experiences with the most passionate home cooks and executive chefs.

Cucina del Sul is the Middle East’s leading curator of social culinary experiences that brings the food community – including aspiring cooks, restaurant critics, ardent foodies and top executive chefs – together over their shared loved of good food and passionate cooking.

Founded by Ola Jaroudi and Tarek Sultani in 2020, Cucina del Sul has grown from its grassroots ‘backyard’ dining experiences into a multi-layered brand, pioneering food sports and competitions in the region, nurturing up-and-coming culinary talent, and launching large-scale outdoor culinary events.

Camp Cucina, its flagship open-fire cooking event in the desert, has become one of the city’s big tickets with over 450 guests, eight unique, flame-licked foodie pop-ups run by talented UAE-based chefs, plus special music performances under the stars.

Partnering with the World Food Championships in 2022, ‘Battle of the Burgers – Search for Dubai’s Best Burger’ propelled Cucina del Sul as the foremost organizer of food sports and competitions across the region.

Cucina del Sul has since continued to grow its Food Sports events, running several annual competitions including : ‘Grandma’s Secret Recipe’ in collaboration with the USDA, and ‘The UAE’s Best Pitmaster.’, WFC Rice Championships MENA.

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