1st 8th Annual GCI Results!

The Votes are in!

Here are the results for the top placing sandwiches at the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational.

#89 Dylan McDonald
Amateur  Missionary Competitor Sandwich Name
1st Place #159 Lucky McNulty Tentez La Grande Souris
2nd Place #16 The Brick’s Trick Michael Davidson
3rd Place #74 Thomas Hobson Classic Deliciousness
Amateur Kama Sutra
1st Place #119 Jodi Taffel Sparky’s Special
2nd Place #135 Shaelyn Clements I’d Tell you what’s in it..
3rd Place #144 Paul Fredenberg Panino Rustico del Formaggio e Prosciutto
Amateur Honey Pot
1st Place #89 Dylan McDonald Cream Cheese Dream
2nd Place #84 Barry Goldstein A Dessert So Delicious it was not meant for Man Ding Dong
3rnd Place #171 Robert Atallah Flavor By the Pound
Professional Missionary
1st Place #22 Guillermo Macis III Foe Cheesy!
2nd Place #50 Darryl Blease Squeaky Cheese
3rd Place #8 Matthew Michaud The Sexiest Grilled Cheese EVER
Professional Kama Sutra
1st Place #36 Heather Morrison The Da VinCheese
2nd Place #9 Matthew Michaud Mateo’s Big-O
3rd Place #31 Erik Kelley Nandi’s Duck & Cover
Professional Honey Pot
1st Place #15 Jason Hobbs Sweet Savory Date
2nd Place #46 Matthew McCallum Grilled Cheesecake on Graham Cracker Bread
3rd Place #62 The Oaks Gourmet Is that a Banana in your Honey Pot?
People’s Choice Awards
1st Place The Grilled Cheese Truck
2nd Place Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese
3rd Place The Oaks Gourmet
Judges Awards
Matthew LaForrest Esther Allie Bannana Bread, Cheesecake filling (made with Marscarpone, Cream Cheese, brown sugar, Bourbon, Brandy, eggs.
*Named after two wonderful bakers who always had the answer
Dale Youngman Gimme S’More Sweet brown bread
Sweet mystery filling
Jake Feldman The Jakester Potato bread
Tilamook cheese
queso fresco
grilled portabello mushrooms
sauteed onions
ground spicy cheetos
sauteed chorizo
Beverly Hills Cheese Shop Nandi’s White Bread, Mayonnaise, Butter, Cheese Store Secret Mustard, Aged Comte, Cornichons, Crispy Duck
Matthew McCallum South Carolina Griled Cheese Corn bread, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, fried chicken, pecans, honey
Wassim Canadian Maple Syrup Grilled Bread
Maple syrup cookies
pringles extreme hot ranch
Lychee juice
more cheese*
*the types of cheese is still in the works
Ryan Corbin 2 Dollah Make Your Goat Challah Challah Bread Semi-ripened Goat Cheese, Raclette, and Uniekass Robusto
Heidi Gibson Sunday Brunch Pinkie’s Bakery Challah
Comte cheese
Vande Rose smoked duroc ham
Blue Chair’s Early Girl Tomato and Raspberry Jam
Powdered sugar
Fresh raspberries
Bourbon butter sauce
French toast magic dip
Cheese Cecilia Fabulich fantacheesia Bread Butter and cheese
Spaz Awards
The Spaz #20 Wassim Elkary Canadian Maple Syrup Grilled
Runner up #162 Jake Feldman The Jakester

Great job, America!

Filed in: Featured, Nationals, Results • Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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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.