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Gilroy Garlic Festival Works Up an “App”etite with Multiple Awards

The Gilroy Garlic Festival, heralded as one of the world’s best summer food festivals, recently won two prestigious awards for its free mobile app. The Gilroy Garlic Festival app won First Place in the recent CalFest Celebration Awards and was also awarded a highly coveted W3 Award in the Mobile App-Events category. The Gilroy Garlic…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival Surpasses $11 Million in Non-Profit Distributions

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced distributions totaling $275,000 to 132 different charities and non-profit organizations. The 2016 figure brings the Garlic Festival’s 38-year total distributions to $11,206,725. In the Volunteer Equity Program, instituted by the Gilroy Garlic Festival founders in 1979, net proceeds from the three-day event are distributed to local schools, sports teams,…
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Try the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winning Recipe at Home

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is over for this year, but home chefs can bring some of the gourmet garlicky goodness into their own kitchens by preparing the winning dish from the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off, one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur cooking contests. In 2015, Rebecka Evans from Danville, California covered the Great Garlic…
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2016 Gilroy Garli-Que Backyard BBQ Rib Throwdown Winner

In a first-ever battle of backyard BBQers at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, SHOWOFF BBQ from Salinas, CA emerged the winner in the 2016 Gilroy Garli-Que Backyard BBQ Rib Throwdown competition on Sunday, July 31. SHOWOFF BBQ beat out numerous other amateur BBQ chefs to win over the judges with their smoky, sticky, and (of course)…
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Michael Fisher Named Champion in the 2016 Garlic Showdown

Chef Michael Fisher from Fishers Delicatessen & Catering in Hollister, CA won the annual Garlic Showdown at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, July 31. In the Iron Chef-style Garlic Showdown, top professional chefs compete against each other in a timed challenge to create two dishes using include secret ingredients that are revealed during…
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2016 Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge Winner

Burnin and Lootin smoked the competition to win Overall Grand Champ in the first-ever Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge on Saturday, July 30, at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival. Smokey Luv BBQ was named Reserve Champ. Contestants in the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned event competed in five categories (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Beef…
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2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winner

Rebecka Evans Wins Top Honors in 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off! Amateur chef Rebecka Evans from Danville, CA claimed the coveted garlic crown – and a $5,000 cash prize – as winner of the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 30, in Gilroy, CA. Evans beat out seven other…
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2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity Winners

CAL FIRE / South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District were the victors in the Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity cooking challenge on Friday, July 29, 2016. This live cooking competition on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage featured four teams of local first responders competing to win $3,000 for their favorite charity. CAL FIRE /…
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