The 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational!

4/23/2011

11:00am – 6:00pm

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA – America

$12  tix available now!    –    $15  @ event

(LOS ANGELES, CA) The organizers for the 2nd 8th Annual National Grilled Cheese Invitational have opened their electronic floodgates and are now accepting registration for just about everything you could imagine at this year’s Grilled Cheese Invitational.

Click here to register to compete!   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

This year’s hot cheesy goodness will be one for the ages!  The event has expanded include more space, more vendors, more free samples, more entertainment and what is expected to be a combined grand total of over 30,000 grilled cheese sandwiches available for your eating pleasure!

The GCI has also expanded the competition to include a new grilling category “Love, American Style” a category specifically dedicated to the classic American grilled cheese (White Bread, Orange Cheese and Butter – no other flavors or ingredients).  “As with all great things in life, the Grilled Cheese starts with Love,” says Walker, “This category serves as a competitor’s chance to offer their take on the classic original.”

The GCI has once again partnered with Tillamook Cheese as an exclusive cheese sponsor and they will be on hand offering up samples of their medium and sharp cheddar cheese as well as serving up thousands of samples of Grilled Cheese.  People will also be able to checkout the Loaf Love Tour, Tillamook’s VW mini busses that are currently touring around Southern California and bringing tasty cheese to the people.

ONLINE, ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY $12!  ($15 DAY OF EVENT)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  GET ‘EM HERE! Using the print at home option and scanners at the gate, people will jet though the gates and into the loving arms of some great grilled cheese and entertainment.

SHORTER LINES!

Our main goal for the 2011 event! Two separate areas of over 20 vendors will allow for more choice and faster delivery of food to you, the hungry masses.  Plus, the event guide will list each vendor’s location and menu, to help you make you cheesy decisions.

FREE SAMMPLES, PLUS WATER!

Each attendee will get a sheet of coupons that can be handed in to the free sample sponsors for your taste of:  Tillamook Grilled Cheese, Boulder Canyon Potato Chips, Izze Sparking Beverages, Kruegermann Pickles and more.  PLUS, each ticket comes with a FREE bottle of water!

 

ONLINE, PRE-EVENT JUDGING SOCIETY REGISTRATION!

All those looking to judge the competition MUST register online as a member of the Judging Society.  Judging society member ship costs only $5 additional and guarantees you a space in the judging arena on the day of the event. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  GET ‘EM HERE!

NEW, IMPROVED COMPETITOR KIT & REGISTRATION PROCESS!

Both amateurs and professional chefs can compete!  The registration process and scoring guidelines have been revised, plus the competitor kits have never been better!

The fees for competing in the 2011 Grilled Cheese Invitational are:

Amateur             $25 per entry

Professional     $50 per entry

Each competitor receives two free admissions to the event plus one competitor kit per entry that contains the following awesome stuff:  8″ Calphalon Skillet (Over $25 value), Oxo Sandwich Turner ($5 value), Oxo Cutting Board ($9 value), Oxo Knife ($9 value) and much more!  COMPETITOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

MORE ENTERTAINMENT

There are two separate areas of entertainment, the Competition Arena and the Cooking Demonstration Stage.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

All event attendees get a scorecard in their event guide and will be able to vote on the best grilled cheese offered up from our vendors.

CHEESE CALLING COMPETITION!

For centuries the idea of competitive cheese yelling was a lost art, but no more! Come April 23rd, wheels of cheese throughout the land will hear their names called and roll right into the history books.  There will be prizes for the best cheese calls

CHEESY COSTUME CONTEST!

The GCI has always inspired weirdness and will now reward you for it!  Sign up for our costume contest and get your chance at some prizes!  Seriously!

For up to the minute info, follow us on twitter @grilldcheez.

For media or sponsorship related inquiries, please contact email us!

If you are a chef or restaurant and you’d like to participate as a vendor for this year’s GCI, email us!

Filed in: Featured, Nationals, News • Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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About

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.