2019 Vendor/Challenger Application

Do you have the BEST grilled cheese sandwich in the GTA?



1st Place $1000.00 plus bragging rights 
2nd place    300.00              
3rd place     200.00


Best Tasting $100.00   

Most Unique $100.00      
Best Gourmet $100.00 

There are also some pretty cool looking trophies involved too!


Sign up as a challenger by filling and submitting our application form.  You set your pricing and sell your food, other products and drinks all day!

Have more questions?  Check out our FAQ's below.




Have Questions?

 Who can enter?

 Anyone from the business or *public can enter. Restaurants,  food trucks, businesses, *private citizens or not-for-profit organizations (we had a Credit Union team win 3rd place twice!)    
All entrants (inclusive of public and private citizens) must meet public health and legal requirements and sell product throughout the day.

*BIA Board Members, Event Staff, Challengers and their immediate family are excluded.

How do I learn about what I need to meet public health requirements?

 Information on health and safety, insurance requirements and set up will be provided.  For more details call Hypitch Marketing at 416 503-9108 or email Catherine.Fernandes@hypitchmarketing.com 

How much does it cost to enter?

Fees and other information can be found by downloading our application forms.

How many sandwiches should I account for? 

Most challengers sold over 600 sandwiches each in 2018 and many ran out of food - so don't be caught short of supplies.

Who are the judges?
We have 6 judges who will be announced mid-may. They include a Chef, Food Bloggers and local residents who have won a spot on our judges panel.  

How are winners chosen?

Judges Pick - Best Grilled Cheese

Judges will be blind tasting and scoring the sandwiches - at any time a sandwich purchased could be going to a judge . Judging is done in secret. Totals of the scoring sheets are used to decide winners.

Peoples Choice Awards 

The public votes for their favourites.  The most votes in any category wins. Voting ends at 5pm.  

When are winners announced?
All winners will be announced on stage and awards including prize money will be given out. Times is approximately 6pm for People Choice and 3pm for Best Grilled Cheese - Judges Pick.. 

Want to donate a prize?

Just shoot us an email. All prizes must be new and full value. Coupons or 2 for ones not permitted. We are happy to promote donators on our website and through social media.

2018 Winners

Ridley Funeral Home in support of Franklin Horner Community Centre


Ridley partnered with Franklin Horner Chef's with a Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich featuring Whipped Maple Butter & Bacon. It was a big hit with vistors and the Judges.  Most were surprised that a Funeral Home won, but this dedicated team made an excellent sandwich and donated their profits and prize money to the community centre.