Six Valley chefs will compete in a charity cooking competition event. A Chandler chef is among them.
Mark Coakley of BKD’s Backyard Joint will compete in the Burger Battle Throwdown, set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Handlebar Diner in southeast Mesa to raise money for a local event planner’s fight against cancer.
Lauren Wyckoff, owner of Lauren Allen Culinary Events, has been diagnosed with stage-4 lymphoma, according to the blog Mouth by Southwest.
Throwdown attendees will get a sample of each chef’s burger, along with a beer pairing, before voting on the event’s winner.
Tickets for the event are $50. Call Handlebar Diner, located at 5149 Inspirian Parkway in Mesa, by calling 623-239-2972.
There also will be DJ music and raffles.
Also participating are:
• Adam Allison (Brightside Burgers)
• Mat Meyer (Handlebar Diner)
• Paul Beatty (Clear Sky Resorts)
• Sean Williams (Philadelphia Sandwich Co.)
• Delilah Becerra (Stern Produce)
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