2019 brought Restorative Partners inaugural SLO Grilled Cheese Festival. Held on a sunny summer afternoon at Laguna Lake Park, it drew hundreds to enjoy and afternoon of food, drinks, music, and community. 12 teams competed in a Grill-Off Competition to be crowned SLO's Best Grilled Cheese. Check out the event video and photos here (click the photos to see them larger).

2019 Winners:

Best Grilled Cheese/Judge's Award - Stoke the World

Most Spirited - The Riveters

Past SLO Grilled Cheese Festivals


2020 brought a challenge to the SLO Grilled Cheese Festival and pushed it into a virtual format. Teams and individuals submitted videos to compete for SLO's Best Grilled Cheese. Check out contestants of 2020's virtual event below.

2020 Winners:

2020 Best of - "We're in it Together" 

Most Spirited - "The Grilled Cheese Zone"

Big Chedda' - "My Dad's Grilled Cheese"