The 36th Annual Clam Chowder
Cook-Off & Festival

Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2017

Now a 2-Day Event!   Rain or Shine!!

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

Thank you for another spectacular cook-off! We'll see you next year for the 37th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off!

Day 1 - Saturday, February 25

Amateur Teams

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

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

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

Day 2 - Sunday, February 26

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

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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