Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off

The 38th Annual Clam Chowder
Cook-Off & Festival

Saturday-Sunday, February 23-24, 2019

Check back in October for 2019 Cook‑Off details.

Thank you for another spectacular Clam Chowder Cook-Off!

2018 Cook-Off Results

Day 1 - Saturday, February 24

Amateur Teams

Best Amateur Boston

1st - Clamalicious "Clams of Anarchy" – Roben Webb, Rio Linda
2nd - Spud Brothers - Tim Dellgard, Idaho
3rd - Thyme After Thyme – Robert Ballard

Best Amateur Manhattan

1st - Dragonmama's Portuguese Red - Michele Hartmangruber, Fremont
2nd - Clam Halen - Brad Bishop, Hollister
3rd - Church Chowder - Dorothy Morgan, San Jose

Best Theming Amateur Team

1st - Clam Rock - Christopher Hirz
2nd - Jolly Trading Company – Miles Jolly
3rd - Clam-Ba-Laya – Robert Ramey

Most Tasted Amateur

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

People's Choice

Amateur Boston:

Clamalicious "Clams of Anarchy", Roben Webb, Rio Linda

Amateur Manhattan:

Wine with Swine "Jack's Rasta Clam Chowder" – Mark Brown, Fremont

Day 2 - Sunday, February 25

Professional Teams

Public Safety Division

1st - Santa Cruz Rangers - Victor Albers, Santa Cruz

Best Professional Boston

1st - Loulou's - Gigi Davis, Monterey
2nd - Rosie McCann's - Cervando Maya, Santa Cruz
3rd - Eastside Eatery - Derek Rupp, Santa Cruz

Best Professional Manhattan

1st - Midgley's Public House - Michael Midgley, Stockton
2nd - East Side Eatery - Derek Rupp, Santa Cruz
3rd - Joe's Santa Cruz - Jim Hammana, Santa Cruz

Best Theming Professional Team

1st - Cucina Bambini - Shelley Ballard, San Jose
2nd - Food Lab @ Pacific Elementary - Emelia Miguel, Davenport
3rd - Mackenzies Bar & Grill - Alan Vonderwerth, Santa Cruz

Most Tasted Professional

1st - Ideal Bar & Grill - Santa Cruz
2nd - Rebels Without a Kitchen - Jose Landeros, Santa Cruz
3rd - Dominican Oaks - Matt Mettalia, Santa Cruz

People's Choice

Professional Boston:

JV's BBQ - John Gerardo Viray, San Jose

Professional Manhattan:

Redwood Sluggers (UCSC) - Josh Martin, Santa Cruz

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 $90,000.00 was raised.)

Thank you to our Clam Chowder Cook-Off sponsors!

Berkely Farms
Dream Inn
Crystal Springs
The Hippo
Good Times


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