WHEN IS GCGP?
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix will take place March 30-31st, 2018.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2018 is held at Magnuson Park Hangar 30.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Our tickets range anywhere from $35-$75. Tickets were discounted as low as $25 up until February 20th. Most tickets now include food and non-alcoholic token options
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR FOOD AT THE EVENT?
We have added a limited set of food tokens that are redeemable for a 1/2 sandwich to enjoy for the sandwiches featured as part of the competition. PLEASE REVIEW the ticket options before purchasing to ensure you are aware of how many tokens you receive. Once you run out of the provided tokens, you can purchase directly from the vendor for more sandwiches. The Grilled Cheese Grand Prix believes in supporting the local businesses that participate! We do require every prepared food booth and truck to provide a sampler plate of their competing grilled cheese dish in a "half sandwich" serving to enjoy for only $5.
I HAVE KIDS, CAN THEY COME?
Each session will have an alcohol area at all times. However, we now have (1) one kid-friendly session on Saturday, March 30th from 11-4pm. Kids under 12 get in free.
CAN I ATTEND, EVEN IF I DON'T WANT TO DRINK?
Yes, we hope you'll join us. We no longer offer a Designated Driver pass, but you can use the beverage tokens for non-alcoholic beverages. Each ticket comes with 10 tasting tokens that are redeemable for non-alcoholic beverages. So eat yourself silly and wash it down with coffee, kombucha or soda
WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?
Net proceeds from Grilled Cheese Grand Prix are donated to The World is Fun, also known as TWIF, is on a mission to get you involved in the Seattle community through fun events and volunteering. To learn more about our charity click here.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR Grilled Cheese Grand Prix?
All festival tickets are sold directly through our website through Eventbrite. They are not available on any discount ticket sites this year like Goldstar.
MY TICKET INCLUDE TASTINGS tokens? what are these?
Most tickets now guarantee sandwich and beverage tokens good. This year each ticket wave will have different allotments of sandwiches built-in to the ticket price announced on February 20th. Each ticket that has a sandwich token, can be redeemed for a 1/2 sandwich portion for the competing sandwich options only. While we encourage our vendors to sample and cooking demonstration, we don't require them. But don't fear, there's plenty to enjoy and snack on. Most booths will be providing samples of local cheeses, bread and locally made food products to inspire your tastebuds.
WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT TICKET QUESTIONS?
If you need assistance purchasing a ticket, have questions regarding payment or if you need your tickets resent to you, please reach out to our GCGP support team at Contact page below or visit Eventbrite ticket page to contact us.
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
Tickets are non-refundable. So please make sure you read this carefully.
WILL ANY OF THE EVENTS BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
All events will take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place for each event as this event is hosted inside the Magnuson Park Hanger.
DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN AND PETS AT YOUR EVENTS?
All of our events are generally 21 and over only (no infants, small children or strollers, EXCEPT on Session #2 on Saturday, March 31st from 11-4pm, which his kid friendly). Pets are not allowed with the exception of licensed service animals.
I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
All of our events are omnivore-friendly. We will have a few vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options at our main events; however, in order for us to allow our participating chefs full creativity, our events are not catered to vegetarians or those with strict dietary restrictions.
ABOUT GRILLED CHEESE Grand prix
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix is a new tasting event solely geared to making local food fun again within our community! Our aim this first year is to bring Northwest's top chefs from the best restaurants, food trucks and pop-ups under one roof for a laid-back, irreverent playful food and drink festival. It’s a celebration that showcases the ideas, creativity and enthusiasm that pays tribute to the almighty grilled cheese that has been a childhood favorite in America and beyond.
Founded in 2017 by Ryan Reiter (Mobile Food Rodeo, Seattle Street Food Festival, Taco Libre Showdown, Seattle Outdoor Cinema) Grilled Cheese Grand Prix is the first ticketed spin-off from the Seattle Street Food Festival that began in Capitol Hill in 2011 to bring a focal point to authenticity and celebrate regional cuisine by local chefs curbside in an informal celebratory street fair. Now in it's 5th year, SSFF is West Coast's largest international food festival hosted in South Lake Union annually over 5 blocks with a Night Market.
Since its inception, SSFF has donated more than $25,000 to local charities and has helped generate raised over $4.5 million in revenue spread over 500 micro-businesses organizing over 100 festivals, street markets and pop-ups like South Lake Union Saturday Market and Fremont Sunday Market year round. Entering its sixth year, Seattle Street Food Festival's goal is to explore the Northwest food scene through smaller, ticketed tasting events like the Grilled Cheese Grand Prix that are big on taste on not on crowds. In the past, SSFF has been featured as one of North America's Top Food Festivals and Destination by Wall Street Journal, Eater, Tasting Table, Relish, Thrillist and praised by local media, including Seattle Met Magazine, Stranger, and Seattle Magazine’s and Seattle Times.