Chef Alvin Cailan Becomes New Face of Umami Burger

C3 (Creating Culinary Communitiesa the leading global food and tech platform founded by Sam Nazarian, announced the new crave worthy Umami Burger menu by famed Chef Alvin Cailan. Launching this April, Chef Alvin’s new Umami Burger menu focuses on classic American and Filipino fusions and with a menu revamp that pays homage to Umami’s favorite classics, while at the same time elevating and expanding key menu offerings. The partnership between Umami Burger and Chef Alvin Cailan utilizes Cailan’s award winning mastery of meats and burgers, combining his skills to offer the ultimate menu of crave-able hamburgers, fries, potato tots and chicken wings.

Chef Alvin Cailan's career spans a multitude of successes. He has risen to become arguably the most high-profile chefs in America's Filipino food movement. He began his career expanding his craft in the kitchens of Michelin starred chefs Matt Lightner and David Lefebre. Following, Cailan garnered national acclaim for his food concept Egg Slut which has successfully expanded to national and international locations. In the beginning of 2020, Chef Cailan opened Amboy Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers, the in-demand downtown Chinatown burger shop that has quickly amassed a loyal customer following. Throughout his career, Cailan has focused on quality and taste to ensure the best experience for his customers. His focus on quality burgers and meats had led Chef Cailan to a current post as host of The Burger Show which airs on YouTube and Hulu reaching a dedicated audience of viewers around the world.

For the menu revamp Chef Cailan has added his touch to Umami Burger’s famed menu items while at the same time creating an assortment of new items that stay true to Umami Burger’s “fifth taste.” Highlights include The Umami Burger, The Truffle Burger, The Deluxe Burger, The Bacon Ranch Burger, The Reggiano Burger, The Original,  The Black Garlic Burger and the vegan friendly Earth Burger.

Below is background on Chef Alvin Cailan’s new Umami Burgers:

  • The Umami Burger – Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Pickles, Umami Sauce on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Deluxe Burger – Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Pickles, Mustard, Ketchup on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Truffle Burger - Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, Truffle Cheddar Cheese, Pickles, Truff Mayo on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Bacon Ranch Burger - Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Bacon, Miso Ranch Sauce on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Reggiano Burger - Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, Parm Cheese, Bacon, Pesto, Balsamic Sauce on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Black Garlic Burger - Smashed Double Patties, Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese, Pickles, Black Garlic Sauce on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Original - Smashed Patty and American Cheese on a Toasted Brioche Bun
  • The Earth Burger - Smashed Double Impossible Patties, Caramelized Onions, Vegan American Cheese, Pickles, Green Goddess on a Toasted Bun                 

Commenting on his new menu for Umami Burger, Chef Alvin said, “I’m thrilled to partner with the team at Umami Burger to take ‘America’s Best Burger’ to the next level as ‘The World’s Best Burger.’ With the revamped menu we’ve got something for everyone and with the goal to introduce new gourmet burgers that every Umami customer will enjoy.”

Chef Alvin’s new Umami Burger menu has rolled out in Los Angeles, NYC and Miami. There are  for expansion nationwide and internationally.

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