Grilled cheese fest is a cook-off in which almost anyone can compete

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: November 02, 2023 6:25 AM CT | Published: October 18, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“It’s not some high-pressure cooking competition where people are investing a ton of money and expecting a lot of return,” said the reigning grand champ. “We put forth whatever time or money or effort we can, and ... everybody has a blast.”


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Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci is a food writer and professional cook from rural Central California. He is a Memphis transplant by way of New Orleans and New York City. He has a bachelor’s in English from UC Berkeley, a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.


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