Grilled Cheese Challenge Winners 2017

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant and foodtruck featured their Grilled Cheese creation from February 24 – March 19. 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Ed Lau, Hanson Do and Jay Minter 

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Melt City Grilled Cheese

so Gouda

Price: $8

Description: The “so Gouda” combines caramelized apples, smoked bacon and melted Gouda. Yum. Served on fresh sourdough and topped with our Brinjal pickle spread.

Created by: Chefs : Yasmin Ghaffari and Elizabeth Carr

Offered: all the time

Melt City Grilled Cheese

Check for daily locations 

Tel: n/a

Web: http://www.melt.city/

Twitter: @MeltCitygc

Instagram: @meltcity

Yasmin Ghaffari

2nd Place:

West Village Cafe

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Price: $7.99

Created by: Paul Bhangoo and Tim Cuff

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Melted Cheddar & Swiss Cheese, Sweet Garlic, Fresh Basil & Black Pepper on Grilled Sour Dough

Offered: Daily, all the time.

West Village Cafe

#160 – 5620 152nd Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 372-2083

Web: https://www.facebook.com/West-Village-Cafe-618382875024012/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @west_village_cafe_

Jas and Paul Bhangoo and Tim Cuff

3rd Place:

Cheeses Crust Food Truck

CHEESES STEAK SUPREME Holy Smoked 

Price: $15

Created by Cheeses Crust (aka Larry Jordan)

Description: Grilled Cheeses Crust Sandwich, triple layered with Canadian AAA Steak, Bacon, 3 Cheese blend of cheddar, jack and mozzarella, grilled onions and sweet red peppers melted deliciously with diced jalapenos on sour dough bread.

Offered all the time.  Lunch time and festival favourite.

We are at Broadway Tech Centre on Renfrew on Friday and Kit and Ace on Tuesday and will be at Celtic Festival on Robson for St. Pattys day weekend.

Cheeses Crust Food Truck

check for daily locations 

Tel: n/a

Web: http://www.cheesescrust.ca/

Twitter: @_cheesescrust

Instagram: n/a

Noah and Larry Jordan

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Grilled Cheese creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

West Village Cafe

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Price: $7.99

Created by: Paul Bhangoo and Tim Cuff

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Melted Cheddar & Swiss Cheese, Sweet Garlic, Fresh Basil & Black Pepper on Grilled Sour Dough

Offered: Daily, all the time.

West Village Cafe

#160 – 5620 152nd Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 372-2083

Web: https://www.facebook.com/West-Village-Cafe-618382875024012/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @west_village_cafe_

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

La Grotta Del Formaggio

The Eye of the Tiger Grrrrilled Cheese

Price:  $7.95

Created by: Sandra Raines

Description:  Canadian Cheddar, Parmigiano Grana Padano, Blue Cheese sauce, Balsamic roasted Gala Apples, sweet caramelised onions, and toasted chopped walnuts between two slices of Country Marbled Rye, grilled with garlic butter.

Offered: during business hours at both La Grotta Del Formaggio and The Drive Coffee Bar (until sold out of daily batches).

La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-3911

Web: http://www.lgdf.ca/

Twitter: @LaGrottaDelForm

Instagram: @lagrottadelform

 

Same creation is also available at:

The Drive Coffee Bar

1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Web: https://thedrivecoffee.com/

Twitter: @TheDriveCoffee

Instagram: @thedrivecoffeebar

Offered: Every day after 9AM,

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Melt City Grilled Cheese

so Gouda

Price: $8

Description: The “so Gouda” combines caramelized apples, smoked bacon and melted Gouda. Yum. Served on fresh sourdough and topped with our Brinjal pickle spread.

Created by: Chefs : Yasmin Ghaffari and Elizabeth Carr

Offered: all the time

Melt City Grilled Cheese

Check for daily locations 

Tel: n/a

Web: http://www.melt.city/

Twitter: @MeltCitygc

Instagram: @meltcity

 

Thank you to the chefs, foodtrucks and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their Grilled Cheese sandwiches on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Grilled Cheese creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak