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The 36th Annual Clam Chowder
Cook-Off & Festival

Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2017

Now a 2-day event!

Team Registration Coming Soon!

Amateur Chefs will compete on Saturday, followed by Professional Chefs on Sunday.

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!

Try Some Clam Chowder

The Boardwalk is admission free! You may purchase tasting kits to sample the clammy concoctions.

Tasting Kits are $10 each.

Each Tasting Kit Includes 6 taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People's Choice ballot.

100% of Tasting Kit sales benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

Cook-Off Schedule

Saturday, February 25, 2017 • Amateur Teams

  • 10:00am Tasting Kits go on sale
  • 10:00am-11:00am Preparation period (no heat)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Cooking period
  • 1:00pm Public tasting begins
  • 4:00pm Amateur Division winners announced at the Beach Amphitheater

Sunday, February 26, 2017 • Professional Teams

  • 10:00am Tasting Kits go on sale
  • 10:00am-11:00am Preparation period (no heat)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Cooking period
  • 1:00pm Public tasting begins
  • 4:00pm Professional Division winners announced at the Beach Amphitheater

Enter a Team!

The competition features four categories.

Competing Saturday

  • Amatuer Boston
  • Amatuer Manhattan

Competing Sunday

  • Professional Boston
  • Professional Manhattan

Team Registration Coming Soon!

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!

City of Santa Cruz Logo

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.)

Thank you to our Clam Chowder Cook-Off sponsors!

Xfinity
Berkely Farms
Xfinity
Dream Inn
Crystal Springs
KPIG
KWAV
BOBFM
KCDU
The Hippo
Good Times
SantaCruzWaves.com

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