2nd Annual NorCal Regional GCI an insane success!

Hot grilling action at the 2nd Annual Norcal GCI!

Hot grilling action at the 2nd Annual Norcal GCI!

2nd Annual NorCal Regional Grilled Cheese Invitational took place on February 24, 2009 in San Francisco’s Dolores Park.  Over 500 people showed up to judge some of the best grilled cheese sammiches San Francisco has ever seen.  No ingredient went untouched at this GCI.  Avocados, vegemite, Grand Marnier and beer and even Makers Mark were all on the table for this fight.

Even the weather, threatening to rain all day, held off long enough for the champions to get their trophies.  Clearly San Francisco is shaping up to be the largest, most enthusiastic audience of Grilled Cheese lovers outside of the National event.

The winners of the event were as follows:

OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL NORCAL REGIONAL GRILLED CHEESE INVITATIONAL

MISSIONARY POSITION CATEGORY
Sammich Rank
Competitor Name
Sammich Name
Overall Score
1st Michael Davidson
Grandma’s Revenge
30.55
2nd Raynn
Damfino
27.49
3rd Peter Dolan
The Platonic Ideal
27
4th Mike Trame
Mr. Cheese, Esq.
26.51
KAMA SUTRA CATEGORY
Sammich Rank
Competitor Name
Sammich Name
Overall Score
1st Scott Green
(no name)
31.95
2nd Heidi and Naynay
Curdletoe
31.8
3rd Andy Feifarek
What’s Shakin’ Bacon
31.26
4th Amacker Bullwinkle
La Boule miche
31.05
HONEY POT CATEGORY
Sammich Rank
Competitor Name
Sammich Name
Overall Score
1st Katherine Scherbel
(no name)
33.2
2nd Nick Forland
“Ménage à fromaga!”
28.54
3rd Jeff Shapiro
Brown Sugga’
28.21
4th Arlette
(no name)
28.15
SPAZ SCORES
Sammich Rank Competitor Name
Sammich Name
Spaz Score
1st Sonic & Tails
(no name)
2nd Katherine Scherbel
(no name)
Filed in: Northern California, Regionals • Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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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.