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2011 2nd 8th Annual Results!

It was a beautiful day in downtown Los Angeles filled with cheese, victory and glory! Over 200 competitors fought side by side in our grilling arena which extended for nearly 300 feet.  The competition was fierce and the cheese was mighty.


Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Grilled Cheese Champion™? Well then, put up your dukes! First, READ THE RULES! Then, Click here to register to compete!   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! ALL COMPETITORS MUST REGISTER BY 4/16/2011.  

Judging the GCI

Even YOU can be a judge at the GCI! Judging the Official Competition In order to judge the Grilled Cheese Invitational competition, you must register as an official GCI judge and purchase a judging pass. Judging passes are limited and will sell out so don’t hesitate, register today! Once you purchase a pass, that’s it! […]


The Competition

As with all noble mortal pursuits, a champion Grilled Cheese must first begin with Love.


Tickets Still Available!

Didn’t register in time, don’t worry! There’s still plenty to do and see!

2010 Competitor Registration Form!


2010 Competition Registration Complete!

Good lord, was that a process! You’re done! See you at the Invitational and may the best cheese win!

2013 Cheese Calling Competition!

Think you’ve got a massive set of lungs that could call the cheese back from the sacred caves of Gruyere? Here’s your chance to prove it.  Sign up for our 2nd 1st Annual Cheese Calling competition and get a chance at history. The Cheese Calling competition will take place at the Grilled Cheese Invitational and […]

2013 GCI Costume Contest!

Register to win awesome prizes with your best costumes at the 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. Remember, the weirder, the better.  But this a family show, so keep it clean, kids!   GCI Costume Contest!

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The Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI) is the largest, craziest, and most exciting Grilled Cheese cooking contest in the country and is the best thing to happen to sliced cheese since sliced bread! The GCI promotes an almost scary pursuit of perfection in a Grilled Cheese Sammich and allows for amateur and professional chefs to compete side-by-side in the hopes of becoming a true Grilled Cheese Champion.

The event was created by Tim Walker in 2003, in an artist loft in Downtown Los Angeles as a competition between friends and since then, has grown into a national movement dedicated to perfecting the art of grilled cheese, with thousands of cheese fiends and regional competitions across the country.