For all three days of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, you’ll find cooking demonstrations, exciting competitions, and helpful Q&A sessions at the state-of-the-art Great Garlic Cook-Off Stage.
Events shown below are from the 2015 Festival. The 2016 schedule will be posted in July.
Friday – July 24, 2015
|11:00 am||Cooking Demonstration: Dewey Lucero, Bozzano Ranch|
|12:00 noon||Cooking Demonstration: SakaBozzo (Gene Sakahara and Sam Bozzo) and Alexis Higgins, contestant on “Master Chef Jr.”|
|1:00 pm||Garlic Q&A: Brian Jones, OLAM International|
Garlic Bowl MMXV
Executive chef teams from Santa Clara University, Chico State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and University of San Francisco battle to win $5,000 in scholarships for their schools. Hosted by San Jose Sharks announcer Dan Rusanowsky and Chef Jason Gronlund.
Saturday – July 25, 2015
Great Garlic Cook-Off Contest
Eight amateur chefs from across the country compete for the coveted garlic crown and $5,000 cash prize. Hosted by KSBW’s Dan Green and Kate Callaghan.
|12:30 pm||Cooking Demonstration: Andrea Froncillo, Owner/Executive Chef at Bobo’s|
|1:30 pm||Cooking Demonstration: Jason Gronlune, Executive Chef at Smokey Bones|
|2:30 pm||Cooking Demonstration: Jason Lavinsky, Executive Chef at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf|
|3:30 pm||Cooking Demonstration: Bryan Martinez and Carl Stewart, Chefs for Raley’s|
Sunday – July 26, 2015
|11:00 am||Cooking Demonstration: Gloria and Michael Malone, wife and son of Festival founder Rudy Melone|
Four professional chefs face off in an “Iron Chef” style competition for $5,000 and the ultimate bragging rights. Hosted by Daphne Oz from ABC-TV’s “The Chew” and three-time Garlic Showdown champion Chef Jason Gronlund.
|2:15 pm||Cooking Demonstration: Celebrity Chef Daphne Oz from ABC-TV’s “The Chew”|
|3:15 pm||Garlic Q&A: Brian Jones, OLAM International|
Garlic Lovers’ Dream Wedding
Winning couple in the Dream Wedding contest will tie the knot in an official garlic-themed wedding