Garlic Chef Jr.

In 2018, the Gilroy Garlic Festival introduced a brand-new cooking competition: Garlic Chef Jr.!

This exciting competition features eight young cooks ages 9 to 18 competing on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage. Each contestant must create one baked or grilled dish containing at least six cloves of garlic. A panel of expert judges evaluates each dish for taste, appearance, creativity and use of garlic.

This year's competition will be hosted by MasterChef Season 9 Winner Gerron Hurt.

2018 Garlic Chef Jr. contestants with host Shaun O'Neale


  • 2018: Addyson Dell