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The Flint Journal –

Grilled Cheese Invitational, Briefly Explained Los Angeles Times, CA That’s the appeal of the Grilled Cheese Invitational; it allows amateur cooks to unleash their inner “Iron Chef.” “For the longest time the grilled cheese sandwich was held prisoner to the children’s menu,” says the event’s founder and organizer,

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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.