Top Prize $1000.00 for Best Grilled Cheese

Take the Challenge

Do you believe you have the very BEST grilled cheese recipe in the GTA?

1st Place $1000.00 plus bragging rights 
2nd place    300.00              
3rd place     100.00
*Voted by 6 guest judges. Judging done in secret, so every sandwich you sell could be going to a judge!

Peoples Choice Awards

Best Tasting $100.00   

Best Looking $100.00      
Best Gourmet $100.00  
*voted by ballots from your customers

How it works...

Sign up as a challenger and 

Sell Your Food & Drinks all day!
Restaurants,  Food Trucks, Businesses and *Private Citizens or Not for Profit  Organizations (We had a Credit Union Team win 3rd place twice!)  

You set your own pricing and can sell other food & products but all Challengers must sell a Sample Size for 3.00 or less.

Most challengers sold over 300 sandwiches each in 2017 and many ran out of food - so don't be caught short of supplies.

Questions? Contact Us

Fees & Requirements

Download our Vendor/Challenger Application & other forms below for pricing and requirements.  

 *Private  Citizens or Non for Profit Organizations are still required to meet  public health and insurance requirements.  For assistance, please  contact us.

Information on health & safety, insurance and set up will be provided. Just contact us for more details.

Call 416 503-9108 or email us at

Downloads - Application forms & Rules/Guildlines

GCC 2018 Vendor & Challenger Application (pdf)


FILLABLE GCC2018 Temporary Food Establishment Form (docx)


GCC2018-Event Rental Form (pdf)


GCC2018 Challenger Logistics Information - final (pdf)


FAQ'S & OUr Judges

Have Questions?

Who are the judges?
We have 6 Judges who will be announced in Mid May. The 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. Judging is done in secret (in a tent) nearby with runners bringing them sandwiches from each challengers.  Totals of the scoring sheets are used to decide winners.

Peoples Choice Awards The public fills in ballots and votes for their favourites. The ballots are counted at 3pm and the most votes in that category wins.  

Who can enter?
Anyone from the business or *public can enter. They 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.

When are winners announced?
All winners will be announced on stage and awards including prize money will be given out. Times is approximately 3:30 pm for  People Choice and 5pm 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.