Monday, April 26, 2010

My Initial Thoughts on the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

My big post on the big day will be on Los Anjealous sometime after lunch, but for now I will share my initial/additional thoughts on the GCI...

First off, I am happy I was not an executive judge. Now, would I accept an invitation to be an executive judge in the future? Of course. Should the GCI have asked me to be an Executive Judge? Of course. Am I bitter? Not -- of course. However, the sandwiches were really good. I mean, really, really good and I found myself tasting gc after gc and not being able to decipher which were better. In past events, like the Cupcake Challenge, it was much easier to determine the good and the bad. The GCI? Not so much.

Secondly, I am still trying to figure out whether or not the $10 advanced/$15 at the door entry for the common folk was actually worth it. It did not appear that the estimated 7,000 got very much grilled cheese au gratis. The thought of paying $10 to simply gain entry to then pay more doesn't sit well. Although, to GCI's defense, there were a good amount of sponsored giveaways including chips and soda.

Thirdly, how did this event get so big?

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