The 10th Annual Chowder Cook-Off returns to Tanger Outlets inLincoln City on November 8-9, 2014. Explore the comfort food of the Oregon Coastas professional chefs from around the Pacific Northwest battle for top honors in this chowder competition.
On Saturday, November 8 from 11am to 4pm, restaurants from all over the region will compete for the title of best chowder and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Attendees can vote for their favorite chowder, and winners will be announced by4pm. Mark Alan and the Ivie-Meziere Trio will provide live music, while craft beer will be available from Rusty Truck Brewing and local wines from the Wine Shop at the Eventuary.
Sunday, November 9 from 11am to 3pm, bring the kids and celebrate Native American Heritage Month courtesy of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Activities include tribal dancers and drummers, hands-on Native American crafting, and a tribal storyteller. Chinook Winds Casino Resort Executive Chef Jack Strong will also give a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Native American cuisine. And don’t worry, there will still be plenty of chowder to sample!
Chef Greg Hill, from Deli 101 in Lincoln City, will be competing this year. “I got 2nd place at the Jambalaya Cook-Off and 3rd place at the Mushroom Cook-Off this year,” says Hill. ” I plan to keep that momentum up at the Chowder Cook-Off.” Deli 101 has quickly gained a local reputation for their chowder, which Hill says is a recipe handed down from his grandmother. “It’s comfort food, so lots of cream and butter is the trick to great chowder. I am hoping that this year my grandmother’s recipe will win people over.”
Upon asking him why he competes, Hill refers to chef camaraderie. “I love competing at the Cook-Offs because I can catch up with fellow chefs in the industry. Chefs are a tight knit community, so it’s great to see what everyone has been up to. Competing in the Cook-Offs is also a great way to market your business and get in front of potential customers.”
Admission to the cook-off is $5 for a one-day pass, which includes a tasting size portion of each chowder and unlimited access to daily entertainment and activities. Tanger Club members receive 20% off admission if they show their card and kids 12 and under get in free. On both days, desserts and sweets are available for purchase from My Petite Sweet and Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop. Local clamming expert Bill Lackner will be on-site to teach you how to catch your dinner. Door prizes will be given away and attendees can enter to win a weekend getaway to Lincoln City, including a Tanger Outlets gift card.
The Lincoln City Culinary Center presents four annual cook-offs: Jambalaya, Fish Taco, Wild Mushroom, and Chowder, each featuring some of the best chefs in thePacific Northwest. For more information on the Chowder Cook-Off contact the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visitwww.oregoncoast.org.
Thank you to the following Event Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Ester Lee Hotel, Gomberg Kite Productions International, The Liberty Inn, Looking Glass Inn, The News Guard, Pelican Shores Inn, Shearwater Inn, Willamette Dental.
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