COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 20, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino are teaming up to sponsor the Coastal Mississippi Burger Contest. In honor of the recent win at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) with the Land Mass Burger, one lucky winner will receive the opportunity to create a Coastal Mississippi-inspired burger of their own.

Executive Chef Kristian Wade of the Beau Rivage will select the winner, to be announced on July 15, 2019.

The winner of the contest will receive transportation to Coastal Mississippi (valued up to $500) and accommodations at the Beau Rivage for two nights the week of August 1, 2019. The winner will also create the winning recipe in the kitchen with Executive Chef Kristian Wade and will receive VIP access to the opening of the Beau Rivage’s new TAP Sports Book, Bar & Bistreaux, on August 1, where the award-winning Landmass Burger will be featured on the menu.

To enter, the form found at must be completed by 5pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

“We enjoyed participating in this year’s AFWF with so many talented chefs and are honored to be voted ‘Best of the Fest’ by its participants,” said Wade. “The response to Beau Rivage and the Land Mass Burger was overwhelming, and we look forward to featuring this award-winning burger in our new TAP Sports Book, Bar & Bistreaux when it opens in July.”

“Chef Wade, our staff, and our Mississippi partners did such a phenomenal job of representing and showcasing what The Secret Coast has to offer at AFWF, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Beau Rivage to celebrate and further showcase the region,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “As we strive to increase visitation to Coastal Mississippi, strategic partnerships and collaborations such as this one are vital to the promotion of this region. We look forward to seeing all the coastal-inspired burger recipe submissions, and to many more future opportunities to deepen our partnerships and broaden our horizons.”


Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi. Visit to learn more.