2022 Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Entry Deadline: February 11, 2022
2022 Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off
Contact Information
Venue / Location

400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Information

Competition – February 26-27, 2022

Amateur chefs will compete on Saturday, followed by professional chefs on Sunday.

Competing Saturday
– Amateur Boston
– Amateur Manhattan

Competing Sunday
– Professional Boston
– Professional Manhattan

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk.

Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for BEST CLAM CHOWDER in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition!

Entry Fees

Per Team Entry Fee – $75.00 (Amateur – Talented Home-Cook)
Per Team Entry Fee – $75.00 (Professional – The Chef who gets paid to prepare food for others)

Includes – 2 Rides Wristbands and 2 team T-shirts

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Amateur Prizes
 – Best Amateur Manhattan 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – Best Amateur Boston 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – Most Tasted Amateur 1st ($250.00), 2nd ($150.00), 3rd ($100.00)
 – Best Theming Amateur Teams 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – People’s Choice Amateur Manhattan 1st place ($250.00)
 – People’s Choice Amateur Boston 1st place ($250.00)
 – First Place & People’s Choice Winners’ Drawing TBA
 – Amateur Team Drawing Winner ($250.00)

Professional Prizes
 – Best Professional Manhattan 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – Best Professional Boston 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – Most Tasted Professional 1st ($250.00), 2nd ($150.00), 3rd ($100.00)
 – Best Theming Professional Team 1st ($250.00), 2nd, 3rd place
 – People’s Choice Professional Manhattan 1st place ($250.00)
 – People’s Choice Professional Boston 1st place ($250.00)
 – First Place & People’s Choice Winners’ Drawing TBA
 – Professional Team Drawing Winner ($250.00)

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