James McNair
Bestselling cookbook author

James McNair, bestselling author of more than 40 cookbooks, has been head judge for the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest since the contest began in 1990, and now also serves as Honorary Chairman of the recipe contest. To celebrate the contest’s 15th anniversary in 2005, McNair wrote Build a Better Burger, a book about the recipe contest and cook-off which includes all winning recipes up to that point. For the 20th anniversary, McNair co-authored, along with former Sutter Home Executive Chef Jeffrey Starr, Burger Parties, a collection of 16 themed parties with each starring a finalist recipe from the contest. The 2013 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest is now open and recipes can be entered at www.sutterhome.com or the Sutter Home Facebook page.