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Are you the King or Queen of your kitchen? Is your grilled cheese toasted to buttery perfection and gooey beyond belief? Do children weep at the site of your golden grilled cheese sandwich accompanying their tomato soup?If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then WE WANT YOU! We are pleased to hold the 5th annual Memphis Grilled Cheese Competition at this year's festival. Compete against your peers in your mutual love for cheesy deliciousness, and let the people decide who's melty, cheesy creation reigns above them all.
• $250 entry fee
• Each competitor must provide a minimum of (200) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for guests to sample (samples are served as 1/4 sandwiches)
• All ingredients needed to compete and hand out samples (whatever makes your grilled cheese stand out)
• Bring your own tent, tables, chairs and anything you need to cook, clean and serve. We will provide power and 10x10 space.
• Teams of 5-6 people. You will be given 6 wristbands for you team to enter festival
• Come up with a killer name for your Grilled Cheese Team and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for competition.
• Decorate your space! Make your table the center of the party for your friends and family throughout the day.**All participants must arrive by 9:00am to set up their booth area. All stations must be ready to serve grilled cheese from 12:00pm - 4:00pm (or as long as your 200+ sandwiches last)!
• Designated 10X10 space
• Power hook up
• Ballot Box for People’s Choice voting
• Turn in boxes and bowls for judging.
• Souvenir event t-shirt
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a trophy, plus recognition on social media from the Memphis Grilled Cheese Festival, along with other sponsor prizes!