2008 – 1st 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational – Results!

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The 1st 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational was held in Griffith Park on April 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, America.  By far the largest Grilled Cheese Invitational to date, the 1st 6th Annual saw 126 competitors compete for a crowd of 1,500.

Thanks to the good folks at Kraft Singles™, we had more cheese there than ever before with literally thousands of hot, fresh and free sammiches given out to the hungry masses.  Competition for this event was by far our most exciting ever, with sammich runners getting the awaiting judges riled up in an unbridled fury for the cheese.

Some photos of the event:

Kevissimo’s pics

Aman About Town’s pics

Sara’s pics

Elmo’s pics

Ben’s pics

Robin’s pics

Official Results for the 1st 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

ALL RESULTS ARE TABULATED USING A TOP-SECRET FORMULA THAT WEIGHS AND MEASURES EACH INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY AND THEN COMBIES THEM TO DELIVER AN OVERAL SCORE. WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO GET INTO IT HERE, BUT TRUST US, IT IS FAIRLY COMPLEX AND TERRIBLY CONFUSING.

The Missionary Sammich 17 Entries
Sammich Rank
Sammich Name
Cook Overall Sammich Score
1st
Yo Mamma’s Special (#25)
Cecilia Fabulich 27.43
2nd
Santo Caliente de Queso “Holy Grilled Cheese (#94)
Jed Donahue 27.40
3rd
Mudflap Girl’d MADNESS!
Doc 27.36
4th
Another Dimension of Cheese (#94)
David Spancer 25.55
5th
FR (#13)
Ben Koon 25.50
6th
Dweezil (#6)
Josh Hodas 25.35
7th
John Bassett
Schwartz 25.06
8th
Like Momma! (#20)
Scott Beckstead 23.75
9th
The Ceiling Needs Painting (#183)
Greg & Stacey Alexander 23.72
10th
Justdoit
Ron Bennett 23.58
The Spoons Sammich 21 Entries
Sammich Rank
Sammich Name
Cook Overall Sammich Score
1st
Moon Unit (#103)
Josh Hodas 29.94
2nd
Black and Tan (#34)
Holly Larson 29.78
3rd
The People Who Don’t Hate Fun Sammich (#7) – Rustic herb bread, herb and garlic soft cheese, extra sharp cheddar, mozzarella…grilled up in garlic infused canola oil.
Dawn Sebock 29.18
4th
Phineas Cuddle Bread (#150)
George Dear 28.06
5th
Lord Cheeseypants (#136)
Kim Wingard 27.18
6th
Fork You (#61)
Jane Eric 26.93
7th
The ACME (#1)
Ed Bechtel 26.87
8th
Spoons Yoons (#69)
Susan Yoon 26.75
9th
Ultimate Queso (#29)
Allison Chock 25.71
10th
White Ryan (#139)
Kristen Carter 25.39
The Kama Sutra Sammich 38 Entries
Sammich Rank
Sammich Name
Cook Overall Sammich Score
1st
Short Rib and Tallegio Grilled Cheese w/Apricot Caper Puree (#66)
Eric Greenspan 32.94
2nd
Braised Deliciousness (#159)
Hobson 31.44
3rd
The Royale (#149)
Patrick Grover 31.33
4th
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Dipper (#12)
Steve Cooper 30.19
5th
Timmy Dragonslayer (#187)
Katie Rogers 29.50
6th
Queso Nirvana (#70)
Susan Yoon 29.24
7th
The Hot Knife (#58)
Hot Knivez 29.12
8th
Cheesus (#64)
Robert Cohen 28.68
9th
Good Times Cheese (#14)
Ben Koon 28.47
10th
Onemoretime (#124)
Ron Bennett 28.33
The Honey Pot Sammich 31 Entries
Sammich Rank
Sammich Name
Cook Overall Sammich Score
1st
Nathan Ho & Daniel Fresquez 33.29
2nd
Crack Coke (#59)
Hot Knivez 32.41
3rd
Pixie & Caution 32.33
4th
A Mid Summer Night’s Cheese (#5)
Deb Wallace 30.83
5th
Sweet Relief (#152)
George Dear 30.74
6th
Cake & Mivens (#154)
Brian Beecher and Crystal Carlsberg 30.67
7th
Moons Over My Sammie (#30)
Ellen 30.29
8th
Smores Sammich (#170)
Amy Wilde 30.12
9th
Unnamed Sammich (#162)
Marina 29.73
10th
Duo Con Miel (#2)
Magda McSparran 29.61
The Spaz Awards
Sammich Name
Cook Spaz Score
1st Spaz
Cake & Mivens (#154)
Brian Beecher and Crystal Carlsberg 14.11
2nd Spaz
OOOOHHHH (#11)
Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario 12.58
The Judges Awards
Category
Sammich Name Cook
Missionary Sammich Like Momma (#20 Scott Beckstead
Spoons Sammich Phineas Cuddle Bread (#150) George Dear
Kama Sutra Sammich The Hot Knife (58) Hot Knivez
Honey Pot Sammich Unnamed Sammich (#33) Katherine Scherbel & Laura Wiles

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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.