Join the festivities as costumed chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes outdoors along the Boardwalk to the delight of spectators eager to sample their favorites.
Both amateur and professional chefs from all over Northern California compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for BEST CLAM CHOWDER!
Boardwalk admission is free! You may purchase tasting kits to sample the clammy concoctions.
Each Tasting Kit Includes 6 taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People's Choice ballot.
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Awards will be given for Best Clam Chowder in each category, plus People's Choice, Most Tasted, and Most Original Booth. Awards include plaques, cash prizes, round trip airfare courtesy of United Airlines, and bragging rights!
The Cook Off is an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department.
(Last year more than $60,000.00 was raised.)
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