Judges Pick - Best Grilled Cheese Top Prize of $1000.00 and bragging rights.

We are lucky to have great volunteer judges.  Each judge will be tasting and scoring each sandwich without knowing who's Grilled Cheese they are trying until the end.  At the end of the day, the highest score wins. 

Winners will be announced on stage. 2019 Judges to be announced in May.

Meet the Judges of 2018...

Chef Eadrey Hemmings


Back for her 3rd year, Chef Eadrey Hemmings brings her culinary experience and love of food to our event.  You can find her products in over 200 stores in Ontario or visit her Lesliville Food Shop for fresh meals or catering services.

Eadrey Foods  1129 Queen St. East 

Visit Eadrey Foods

Ryan Hinkson


One of Canada's top 10 Food Instagramer's with over 260 Thousand followers! Ryan has been featured on Blog TO and other publications, as well as doing guest appearances on Breakfast Television & was a guest judge on the tv show Menu Match-Up. Ryan has also lead hungry tourists through Europe on food tours.  We are thrilled to have him on as a Judge!

Follow Ryan @eatfamous and @ryhanks

Jeff Gillon


Jeff is a self-proclaimed grilled cheese connoisseur who won the hearts of  the judges. The Toronto food blogger native has been spotted on numerous occasions  with Ryan and the @eatfamous team. He is looking forward to  participating in this year's festival. 

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Great Lakes Brewery - Alex Whitlow


One of our Gold Sponsors - Great Lakes Brewery representative Alex Whitlow confessed he has a proud history of eating grilled cheeses, and hopes that his expertise is put to good use. 

Winner Guest Judge Matthew Wong


Matthew and his wife Megan host an annul all you can eat grilled cheese party to celebrate his birthday. 

When he's not in making grilled cheese Matthew enjoys photography and video games

Duanne Brown


We met Duanne in 2017 when he won a Guest Judge Spot and this year he is the Grilled Cheese Challenge Judge Coordinator.  He will ensure a fair challenge and acts a 6th vote in a tie breaker situation.  His community dedication and love of Grilled Cheese is greatly appreciated.