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37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off

Two-Day Event!

Clam Chowder Cook Off 2018 logo 
Test your favorite Boston and/or Manhattan clam chowder recipes at the 37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off, Saturday, and Sunday, February 24 & 25, 2018 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Entry fees for the Professional and Individual divisions include two t-shirts and two unlimited ride passes per team if registered by Friday, January 26. Call 420-5273 for more information. 

Register today! Application period: November 1 - January 26. Entry fee: $50.00

2018 Chowder Cook Off Guidelines

Congratulations to 2017 winners!

Amateur Teams

Lawless Clam 2018 winners

Best Amateur Boston

1st - Lawless Clam – David Livingston, Danville
2nd - Rosie's Clam & Get It - Bob Dixon, Soquel
3rd - Clamalicious – Roben Webb, Rio Linda

Best Amateur Manhattan

1st - Manhattan Madhatters - Todd Rumbaugh, Santa Cruz
2nd - Team Man-Hat-Tan - Scott Goodrich, Scotts Valley
3rd - Dragonmama's Portuguese Red - Michele Hartmangruber, Fremont

Keep Clam and Chowder On 2018 winners

Most Original Amateur Team

1st - Keep Clam and Chowder On – Ian Fiddes, Santa Cruz
2nd - Rosie's Clam & Get It - Bob Dixon, Soquel
3rd - Silence of the Clams - Brian Edwards, Campbell

4 men and a clam 2018 winners

Most Tasted Amateur

1st - 4 Men and a Clam - Wayne Locke, Scotts Valley
2nd - Rosie's Clam and Get It - Bob Dixon, Soquel
3rd - Silence of the Clams - Brian Edwards, Campbell

People's Choice

Amateur Boston:

4 Men and a Clam - Wayne Locke, Scotts Valley

Amateur Manhattan:

Dragonmama's - Michele Hartmangruber, Fremont

Professional Teams

Best Professional Boston

1st - East Side Eatery – Derek Rupp, Santa Cruz
2nd - JV's BBQ – John Gerardo Viray, San Jose
3rd - Team Sutter – Corby Chavez, Santa Cruz

Best Professional Manhattan

1st - East Side Eatery – Derek Rupp, Santa Cruz
2nd - Midgley's Public House – Michael Midgley, Stockton
3rd - Devil's Slide Taproom – Matthew Clarke, Pacifica

Most Original Professional Team

1st - Food Lab at Pacific Elementary, Davenport – "Kick Butt Chowder"
2nd - Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz – "Killer Klowns from Chowder Space"
3rd - Pirates of Bodega Bay, Bodega Bay

Most Tasted Professional

1st - Ideal Bar & Grill, Santa Cruz
2nd - Sesnon House/Cabrillo College, Aptos
3rd - Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz

People's Choice

Professional Boston:

Jack O'Neill's /Dream inn – Jose Landeros, Santa Cruz

Professional Manhattan:

UCSC Dining – Josh Martin, Santa Cruz


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