Cooking Events

For all three days of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, you'll find exciting competitions and celebrity chef demonstrations on the state-of-the-art Garlic Cook-Off Stage.


Bigger - Better - Bolder

In 2017, we are excited to welcome Food Network superstar Giada De Laurentiis and MasterChef Season 7 winner Shaun O'Neale to the Garlic Cook-Off Stage. Don't miss out on the chance to see some of the culinary world's brightest stars in person!

The complete 2017 Cook-Off Stage schedule will be posted here in July. Click on the links below for more information about the different competitions:

Champions for Charity

Great Garlic Cook-Off

Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge

Garlic Showdown