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.

You can submit your recipe for the 2019 Garlic Chef Jr. contest by CLICKING HERE. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2019. Thank you!

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


  • 2018: Addyson Dell