33rd Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder
Cook-Off & Festival
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 Team Registration Form
Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER! More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a Clam Fairy.
The competition features two divisions: Individual and Professional
Top awards include cash prizes, round-trip tickets courtesy of United Airlines, and more. Plaques will be awarded in each division for BEST CLAM CHOWDER in both Boston and Manhattan categories as well as the People's Choice and Most Original Team.
Admission is free; visitors may purchase tasting kits ($9) to sample five clam chowders.
10:00am - Cooking starts and Tasting Kits go on sale
1:00pm - Public tasting begins
4:00pm - Winners announced
For more information please contact the Chowder Committee: 831-420-5273.
The Cook Off is an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department. (Last year more than $62,000.00 was raised.)
Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Metro Newspapers, United Airlines, Xfinity, KWAV 97FM, Z97.9, ESPN 630AM, Dream Inn, Berkeley Farms, and Crystal Springs