(KMOV)-- A local 10-year-old boy will compete as one of the top ten finalist in Red Robin's Fifth Annual National Kids' Cook-Off.
Jake Tucker, of Chesterfield was selected for his Campfire Burger recipe.
Tucker and nine other finalists will compete to be America's next young gourmet burger champion in Denver on Thursday, December 9th for the "Red Robin Kids' Cook-Off."
The winning gourmet burger will be sold in Red Robin® restaurants in summer 2011 to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC).
Tucker will be making his Campfire Burger for a panel of Red Robin judges and Colorado-based culinary experts.
Tucker's Campfire Burger was chosen from thousands of entries submitted to Red Robin throughout the U.S. Kids ages 6-12 submitted original gourmet burger recipes and an100-word statement on why their burger deserves to win.
The top recipes were chosen based on their inventive combination of ingredients, flavor, and creative and compelling statements.
Tucker’s Campfire Burger is made with a beef patty, bacon bits, baked beans, grilled/caramelized onions, sweet BBQ sauce and American cheese on grilled Texas toast.
The kid chef with the most online votes will be named "Fan Favorite" at the Championship event and will receive a $100 gift card to Toys "R" Us and a $200 Red Robin gift card.
Fans from across the U.S. can watch the young chefs build their burgers during the Championship event, which will be streamed live online on Thursday, December 9th, to see whose gourmet burger will be named America's best.