July 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559, Napa
CA 94559
The CIA at Copia

Join Chef George Motz, America’s foremost hamburger expert and author of Hamburger America, as he dives into the history of the smash burger followed by an exclusive hands-on experience with the master himself. In this class you will hear all about his book ‘Hamburger America’ and his journey across the country to preserve our hamburger prestige. After the discussion, he will put your knowledge to the test in a hands-on burger workshop, where you’ll prepare your own Signature George Motz Oklahoma Fried Onion Cheeseburger. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in a sit down meal with Chef Motz himself, and have all your burger-related questions answered!  




George Motz

About George Motz
TV Host, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker, Author and Chef, George Motz is America’s foremost hamburger expert. His meaty empire spans from his TV show, Burgerland on Travel Channel, to his books, such as The Great American Hamburger and Hamburger America as well as his film of the same name. Living in Brooklyn, he frequently appears on TV news programs and as host of numerous events, such as the Billion Oyster Party and annual multisensory sensation, The Food Film Festival… which he founded 13 years ago in New York City. Recently, he launched his bespoke hand-crafted professional grade product, the Smashula, a solid steel burger smasher weighing in at over 1 pound. There is currently a 100-person waitlist for the item.

In 2019, fans around the world are able to meet George and taste his signature hamburgers, which he perfected during his years of tasting, travel and research. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Sao Paulo to Paris and beyond, the pop-up tour continues to grow.



FOOD & BEVERAGE: Advance ticket purchases are not required but recommended. Seating is limited. In this class each guests will prepare their own Signature George Motz Oklahoma Fried Onion Cheeseburger to enjoy during lunch. Guests will also receive a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).You must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. 

PARKING: There is parking in the lot directly outside of The CIA at Copia as well as across the street, but the lots can get crowded. Plan to arrive early or carpool. Uber and Lyft are good options too!

CELEBRATE: We host a variety of public events throughout the year. – See what’s coming up next!