Melbourne eater Cal Stubbs consumes 23 patties in 19 minutes

CLIENT: CHAPEL STREET PRECINCT ASSOCIATION
OUTLET: NEWS.COM.AU

Cal Stubbs is an unassuming and quiet man.  Standing at the counter at a burger joint on Melbourne’s Chapel Street, you’d never know he is capable of superhuman eats — I mean feats.  He’s watching the chef at Roco Mamas prepare 23 beef patties, top them with thick-sliced cheese and then stack them in a way that defies common sense.  On goes 500g of sauce, a few slices of tomato and a black seed bun.  “Are you nervous?” I ask him as he leans in for a closer look.  “I don’t get nervous,” he says, and it’s clear that Cal just wants me to leave him alone so he can start eating. Water loading will make even the most Zen competitive eaters a bit stroppy.

Cal Stubbs is an unassuming and quiet man.

Standing at the counter at a burger joint on Melbourne’s Chapel Street, you’d never know he is capable of superhuman eats — I mean feats.

He’s watching the chef at Roco Mamas prepare 23 beef patties, top them with thick-sliced cheese and then stack them in a way that defies common sense.

On goes 500g of sauce, a few slices of tomato and a black seed bun.

“Are you nervous?” I ask him as he leans in for a closer look.

“I don’t get nervous,” he says, and it’s clear that Cal just wants me to leave him alone so he can start eating. Water loading will make even the most Zen competitive eaters a bit stroppy.