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!  You’re in!  Cheese!

Tickets and Judging passes are available here.


The People’s Choice

Attendees can also participate in judging the many different selections available from our vendors.  Each attendee will receive and event guide with a score card.  Fill out your score card and turn it in at the Info booth and we’ll tally the results!

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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.