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Dig out your favorite Boston and/or Manhattan clam chowder recipes for the 34th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The two divisions are Individual and Professional. Winners will have a chance to win round-trip tickets courtesy of United Airlines and cash prizes. Trophies are awarded to first place winners in each division as well as for “Most Original” and “Most Tasted.” Entry forms will be available online 2015 Entry Form and at the Parks and Recreation Office, 323 Church St. Deadline will be January 16, 2015 and includes two T-shirts per team and two Unlimited Ride Passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Call 831-420-5277 or email.

Entry fees:
Individuals $50.00
Professional (Restaurants, Caterers, Food Service) $75.00

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Teams of chowder chefs come from all over the West Coast to compete for the prestigious award of “Best Clam Chowder.” Whip up your favorite recipe for red or white chowder or just come and sample the delicious variety of chowder and fun at the Boardwalk. The tasting kits are $9.00 and include five tickets to sample your choice of chowder. 


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