Big Cheese: Grilled Cheese Festival + Competition

Big Cheese Grilled Cheese Festival & Competition Flyer

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and Provisions Market will be hosting The Big Cheese, the 4th grilled cheese festival and competition, to be held on National Grilled Cheese Day on Wednesday, April 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OC Baking Company Master Baker Dean Kim will supply locally produced freshly baked bread to the competing chefs, while the farmer-owned dairy cooperative Tillamook County Creamery Association will offer a selection of its award-winning butter and cheeses for use at the festival. Competing chefs will present their own spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich that will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will determine The Big Cheese 2017. In addition, the festival attendees will sample and then vote on a “People’s Choice” winner from the following chef participants:

Host Chef – Executive Chef Greg Daniels
OC Baking Co – Master Baker Dean Kim (supplying all breads)
ADYA – Executive Chef Shachi Mehra
Anepalco Café – Executive Chef Danny Godinez
Crema Café – Chef Tarit Tanjisari & Chef Erick Simmons
Guest Chef – Chef David Coleman
Haven Gastropub – Chef de Cuisine Landon Pulizzi
Mesa – Executive Chef Niki Starr
Mix Mix Kitchen Bar – Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan
Orange Home Grown Farmers Market – Chef Lisa Gilmore
Primal Alchemy – Executive Chef Paul Buchanan
Sessions West Coast Deli – Executive Chef Max Schlutz
Tackle Box – Executive Chef Brian Huskey
The Water Brewery – Chefs Carli Savedra and Raya Belna
Vaca – Executive Chef Amar Santana
ProAm Challenger – #thebigcheese2017
Once again, this year’s event will feature one ProAm competitor who will be selected by event organizers in an Instagram contest to join the professional chefs at The Big Cheese 2017. To enter, the public must create and present an original grilled cheese creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #thebigcheese2017 by Thursday, April 6th. The winning entry will be announced Friday, April 7th and the ProAm contender for “The Big Cheese” will participate in the festival on Wednesday, April 12th.

“This is our 4th year, and I love how this event keeps bringing our local chefs together in a lighthearted competition to melt cheese and make people smile,” commented Chef Greg Daniels, who oversees the kitchens at Provisions Market and Haven Gastropub.

Tickets for the event must be purchased for $60 in advance (will include limited tasters of select craft beer) through Universe at This event will be limited to 100 guests (tickets will be sold at the door, if capacity permits). Haven Collective will also be collecting donations for the upcoming March of Dimes March for Babies at Fashion Island on Sunday, April 30th.

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance HERE for $60 (will include tasters of select craft beer) . This event is limited, so buy now!

Haven Collective will also be collecting donations for the upcoming March of Dimes March for Babies at Fashion Island on Sunday, April 30th. You can help by making a secure donation to help us reach our fundraising goal and/or join them team and walk with them! Visit the team page HERE.

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