Garlic Showdown

The Pros Take the Stage in an Iron Chef-Style Showdown


DON'T MISS IN 2018

ROSEWOOD CORDEVALLE RESORT EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEXANDER LA MOTTE

LIVE ON THE CHALLENGE BUTTER COOK-OFF STAGE


In the Garlic Showdown, four professional chefs battle for a $2,500 cash prize—and ultimate bragging rights!

In this Iron Chef-style competition, each chef has to use a top-secret ingredient (not revealed until the competition begins) to prepare two entrees and side dishes. A panel of judges will determine the winner based on presentation, originality, flavor, texture, and use of the “secret ingredient.”

This year's event begins at high noon on Sunday, July 28 on the Challenge Butter Cook-Off Stage and will be hosted by Rosewood CordeValle Resort's Executive Chef, Alexander La Motte.

Winners will be announced at 2:00 pm. Alexander La Motte will do a cooking demonstration starting at 2:30 pm.


2019 GARLIC SHOWDOWN CONTESTANTS

  • Carlos Pineda | Chef, Culinary Academy / Rebekah Children's Home
    (Garlic Showdown Winner in 2017 and 2018)
  • Mark Segovia | Segovia Catering, Gilroy
  • Jon Toste | Freelance Chef
  • Steven Catalano | Executive Chef, Zoox

2019 GARLIC SHOWDOWN JUDGES

  • Bill Christopher | Owner & CEO, Christopher Ranch
  • Ken Christopher | Vice President, Christopher Ranch
  • Adam Sanchez | Owner/Chef, The Milias Restaurant, Gilroy
  • Ann Zyburra | Owner/Chef, The Milias Restaurant, Gilroy
  • Diana Phipps | Chef, L'Aubergine Restaurant, Carmel

2017 Garlic Showdown Winner Chef Carlos Pineda


PAST GARLIC SHOWDOWN WINNERS:

  • 2018: Carlos Pineda
  • 2017: Carlos Pineda
  • 2016: Michael Fisher
  • 2015: Jonathan Toste
  • 2014: Jason Gronlund
  • 2013: Jason Gronlund
  • 2012: Jason Gronlund
  • 2011: Dean Dupuis
  • 2010: Ryan Scott
  • 2009: Ryan Scott
  • 2008: James Waller
  • 2007: Tony J. Baker