BurgerFuel HQ Masterclass #6

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Appreciating our Good Bastards

It's no secret that we love our staff. BurgerFuel wouldn't be where it is today without our crazy bunch of misfits. They're at the heart of everything we do, and HQ wants to celebrate and show our appreciation for them as much as we can.

Every week, our staff nominate their teammates that have been "Good Bastards". They are the ones that go above and beyond, doing their bit to contribute, and help create a supportive culture in their stores. HQ then gives a big shout out to these Good Bastards, and all nominees are automatically in the draw to win the ulimate HQ Masterclass experience in BurgerFuel HQ.  

15 top performing staff members were randomly selected and flown up to Auckland for an all expenses paid once in a life time BurgerFuel experience.These Good Bastard's got a sneak peek at the behind the scenes, and learn what BurgerFuel is really about. 

Recently we hosted HQ Masterclass #6, check out what they got up to below...

The agende included the following:

  • Full Throttle Experience at Sweet Axe Throwing
  • Chauffeured around in our Classic Cars 
  • Lunch from Shake Out, and a classic Auckland CBD dinner 
  • A tour of the Willy Wonka facto ... oh, we mean the BurgerFuel Aioli factory (which is on par with Willy Wonka, let's be honest)
  • Cut Class: A DJ experience, with our Friend of Radio BurgerFuel, DJ Scizzorhands
  • Kitchen Mastery Session which included testing out one of our upcoming specials
  • Q&A with the BurgerFuel bosses 
  • Award ceremony recognising our Good Bastards

Shout out to our Masterclass #6 attendees:

  • S'bree Barnes - Customs Street 
  • Anton Lamprecht - Customs Street 
  • Eli Welsh - Mt Wellington 
  • Lucy Shepard - Takapuna
  • Kiah Heald - Lower Hutt 
  • Sam Clarke-Barbarich - Whangarei 
  • Kirani Pritchard - Cambridge 
  • Ella Wilson - Rototuna 
  • Callum Proctor - Kapiti Coast 
  • Erika Kingi - Bush Inn 
  • Maddy Parnwell - Pt Chev 
  • Jacob Donovan - Palmerston North 
  • Amelia Brash - Dunedin North 
  • Jack Mckenzie - Windsor Park 
  • Anais Lloyd - Albany


"My favourite thing would be the kitchen mastery session; Chris and Cuz were just amazing to learn from and I also have a really big love for food and creating new things and to be able to do it alongside them was awesome!" - S'bree Barnes, Customs Street. 

"Seeing where the BurgerFuel Aioli was made was very interesting and the axe throwing was really fun as well." - Callum Proctor, Kapiti Coast.

"Meeting new people, axe throwing, and felt really welcomed by staff." - Lucy Shepard, Takapuna. 

"Meeting and working with Cuz and Chris on the new special burger! Making and eating that burger was definitely the best part of my entire trip." - Kiah Heald, Lower Hutt. 

Thoughts about the whole experience ...

"HQ Masterclass was amazing! I learnt a lot and have an even deeper appreciation for everyone who keeps BurgerFuel running and thriving! Wish I could do it again!" - Amelia Brash, Dunedin North.

"Masterclass was definitely a great experience, it was great to meet the HQ team and great to know that the workers matter :)." - Jacob Donovan, Palmerston North. 

"An amazing way to get people that work for the brand together, make them feel included and give them more insight into what BurgerFuel is all about; along with amazing people and memorable experiences." - S'bree Barnes, Customs St. 

"The BurgerFuel HQ Masterclass was an opportunity for the top dogs in HQ to show their appreciation to a handful of Good Bastards in BurgerFuel's throughout New Zealand. It was an incredible event that combined elements of fun, innovation and camaraderie. I eagerly look forward to more experiences like this and am grateful to be a part of the BurgerFuel journey." - Kirani Pritchard, Cambridge. 

"HQ Masterclass is exciting, eye-opening and enjoyable!" - Ella Wilson, Rototuna.