Are you ready to rock? Aioli Gourmet Burgers is teaming up with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers to inspire young culinary students in the Burger & Shake Creation Contest. One winner in each category will be awarded a first place prize of a $200 gift card to Aioli Burger + the chance to cook with Chef Tommy and have their recipe featured on the menu during the month of November. Second place winners will receive a $100 gift card and third place winners will receive a $50 gift card.

“I can’t wait to see what fresh new ideas the kids come up with and I’m very excited to partner with Alice Cooper’s Teen Centers. I was once a culinary student too, so I know how fun it can be to have opportunities like this. Plus, we’re thrilled to support a great organization that offers free arts programs for teens,” says Tommy D’Ambrosio, chef at Aioli Gourmet Burgers.

The contest is open to youth ages 12-20 years old with their own personal burger or shake recipe idea. Aioli is taking submissions now through October 16 by emailing [email protected].

The top three ideas for burgers and shakes will be announced via live stream on Instagram on October 19. Then, public voting will take place through October 28 with the winner for each category selected on October 29 during a live concert at Aioli Gourmet Burgers on 32nd Street & Shea in Phoenix. The live concert will be a limited gathering, social distancing measures will be in place, masks are required.

“Experiences like this are so valuable and vital for teenagers in the community,” says Randy Spencer, Partnerships and Development, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers. “We love providing unique opportunities like this for the youth we serve with great brands like Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Alice and Sheryl Cooper, our staff and board members are excited to try the burger and shake that the winning teens create!” 

Burger & Shake Creation Contest Quick Facts

Create:   A recipe for a burger or shake or both

Who:    Anyone ages 12-20 years old

How:    Email recipe ideas to [email protected].

Info:     Get more info online at


1st place winners – $200 gift card + a chance to cook with Chef Tommy and have your recipe featured on the menu in November.

2nd Place winners – $100 gift card

3rd place winners – $50 gift card


Submit by October 16

Top three announced October 19

Online public voting – October 20-28

Winners announced October 29

Burger / Shake on the menu at all three Aioli Gourmet Burger locations – November 1-30th


10% of proceeds from sales of the winning burger and shake to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers.