The 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
Saturday, April 23, 2011
11am – 6pm

Minimum Age for event: All Ages
Ticket Price: $12.00

Los Angeles Center Studios
1201 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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The Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI) is the largest, craziest, and most exciting Grilled Cheese cooking contest in the country! The GCI promotes an inappropriate pursuit of perfection and allows for amateur and professional chefs to compete in the hopes of becoming a true Grilled Cheese Champion.

The event is also a grilled cheese-centric food festival with vendors selling samples of the best in gourmet grilled cheese and other cheesy type food to over 10,000 attendees.

Add to all this some cheese-themed poetry, stand-up comics, cheesy bands and exhibition cheese grilling demonstrations by professional chefs and you have one of the more unique, entertaining and delicious events you could ever be a part of.

The GCI will be held at:

Los Angeles Center Studios
1201 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Since parking in the neighborhood can be a challenge, we suggest that if you are to drive, you should most certainly carpool with your friends.  There are several $8 lots available in the neighborhood and there is some limited street parking but most of the street parking immediately surrounding the studio will be already occupied by competitors and GCI volunteer staff, so you'll need to look further away from the studio if you're looking to street park.

The best way to get to the GCI and not have to deal with traffic is to consider taking the Metro to the 7th/Metro station.

From the station,  you'll head to Wilshire, walk up Wilshire across the 110 and turn right on to Beaudry in order get to the cheese!

If you're coming in costume, don't forget to sign up for the contest!

There's also a poetry contest!

And a cheese yelling contest!

Prizes for all and for all, a good prize!