For a unique incentive, the festival challenges local culinary enthusiasts to create one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwiches for a chance to win. There are 3 Prize Categories available and each winner will have the opportunity to select a gift card to a business within the Lakeshore Village BIA.
1. Best Local – $700.00 gift-card voucher
2. Best Home-Away - $700.00 gift-card voucher
3. Most Creative - $300.00 gift-card voucher
HOW IT WORKS
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.
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.
How much does it cost to enter?
Fees and other information can be found by on the online application forms.
How many sandwiches should I account for?
Most challengers sold over 600 sandwiches each and many ran out of food - so don't be caught short of supplies.
Who are the judges?
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.
When are winners announced?
All winners will be announced on stage and awards including prize(s) will be given out.
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.
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.