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Kids that Cook Invited to Compete in New Garlic Chef Jr. Contest

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kids that Cook Invited to Compete in New Garlic Chef Jr. Contest May 18, 2018 (Gilroy, CA):  Cooking competitions have been part of the Gilroy Garlic Festival since 1979—but kids have never had the chance to compete on the Garlic…
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Sloane Pace Crowned 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sloane Pace Crowned 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen May 7, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Sloane Pace was crowned the 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 6 at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. Queen…
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Hometown Artist Wins 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hometown Artist Wins 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest April 27, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest welcomes submissions from across the country, but this year’s first-prize winner and other top place finishers are all…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 40th Queen to Be Crowned on May 6

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 40th Queen to Be Crowned on May 6 April 26, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Every year since 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has crowned a “Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen” to reign over the festivities. This year’s 40th…
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Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to Host the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to Host the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off April 24, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Olympic figure skating champion and television cook Brian Boitano is no stranger to performing under pressure—and that experience will serve him well as he hosts…
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Professional Chefs to Battle in Garlic Showdown on July 30

Professional chefs will face off in the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown cooking competition at high noon on Sunday, July 30, at the 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Each contestant will have to prepare two entrees and side dishes using a top-secret ingredient (along with plenty of garlic, of course).

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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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