2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity Winners

CAL FIRE / South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District were the victors in the Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity cooking challenge on Friday, July 29, 2016. This live cooking competition on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage featured four teams of local first responders competing to win $3,000 for their favorite charity. CAL FIRE / South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District will be donating their winnings to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“We’re proud to win the first-ever Champions for Charity challenge, and very happy to share this victory with the Muscular Dystrophy Association”, said CAL FIRE Chefs.

The teams had to prepare dishes in three elimination rounds: Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert. The other teams included chefs representing the Gilroy Fire Department, Hollister Fire Department, and AMR & Rural/Metro Ambulance of Santa Clara County.