Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Winners

2014 Winners

Vancouver

CHOWDER CHOWDOWN CHAMPION 

Chef Ned Bell of YEW seafood + bar with his Ocean Wise Smoked Black Cod "Chowda" paired with Stanley Park Brewer

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Chef Ned Bell of YEW seafood + bar with his Ocean Wise Smoked Black Cod "Chowda" paired with Stanley Park Brewery

 

BEST BEER PAIRING

Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage with his Smoked Sablefish and Chanterelle Mushroom Chowder, paired with R&B Brewing Company

 

Calgary

CHOWDER CHOWDOWN CHAMPION

Chef Duncan Ly of Yellow Door Bistro with his Roasted Squash and Shellfish Chowder, paired with Wood Buffalo Gold Digger Golden Ale

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Chef Michael Smith of Thomsons Restaurant with his Smokin' Fennel Chowder paired with Grizzly Paw Rutting Elk Beer

 

BEST BEER PAIRING

Chef JW Foster of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with his Smoked Lobster & Bacon Seafood Chowder paired with Big Rock Creek Cider

 

Toronto

CHOWDER CHOWDOWN CHAMPION

Chef Kendall Collingridge of Hooked with his Thai Mussel Chowder 

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Chef Thomas Heitz of Horizons Restaurant at Centennial College with his Millstreet Belgium Wit, Ontario Brie & Lake Superior Trout Chowder 

 

2013 Winners

Vancouver

Chowder Chowdown Champion 2013 Vancouver

Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage Restaurant with his Creamy BC Spot Prawn Chowder 

 

People's Choice Award 2013 Vancouver

Chef Ned Bell of YEW seafood + bar with The Big Red chowder

 

Best Beer Pairing Vancouver

Chef Paul Cecconi of Brodo Kitchen and Catering with Outlandish Mussel Saffron Chowder paired with Red Racer ESB Beer by Central City Brewers and Distillers

 

Calgary

Chowder Chowdown Champion 2013 Calgary 

  

Chef Darren MacLean of downtownfood with his Cambodian fish amock chowder

 

People's Choice Award 

 

Chef Rebecca House of Thomsons Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Calgary with her Seafood Chowder with a Smoked Tomato, Crab and Potatoe Cake, Ocean Wise Smoked Salmon and Crispy Kale Chips 

 

Best Beer Pairing 

Chef Paul McGreevy from CRAFT Beer Market with his Ocean Wise Grey Cod, Chorizo and Chicharon Chowder paired with a casked Scottish Heavy Ale by Big Rock Brewery

 

Toronto

Chowder Chowdown Champion Winner 2013 Toronto

Chef Doug Neigel of Trattoria Mercatto with his Zuppa di Vongole chowder

 

People's Choice 2013 Toronto

Chef Leanne English of Sodexo Canada with her Maritime Chowder

 

Best beer pairing 2013 Toronto

Chef Travis Copley of Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill with his Guanciale Smoked Littleneck Clam Chowder paired with Creemore Springs Altbier beer

 

 

2012 Winners

Toronto 2012 Chowder Chowdown Champions

Chowder Chowdown Champion 

Chef Albert Ponzo of Le Select Bistro & Judges

Winning Chowder: Seafood Chowder 

 

Vancouver 2012 Chowder Chowdown Champions

Chowder Chowdown Champion & People's Choice Award

Chef Chris Whittaker
Winning Chowder: Creamy BC Spot Prawn Chowder with Poached Egg and Smokey Chicharon

 

2011 Winners

Toronto 2011 Chowder Chowdown Champions

Chowder Chowdown Champion 

Chef Morgan Wilson and the Trios Bistro Team 
Winning Chowder: Tomato, Butter Clam, Honey Mussle & Bacon Chowder with Roasted Corn & Charred Chili Bread
 

People's Choice Award

 
Chef Shaun Edmonstone - Brue Wine Bar
Winning Chowder: Juniper Smoked Whitefish & Charred Corn Chowder
 

 

Vancouver 2011 Chowder Chowdown Champions

 

Chowder Chowdown Champion 

Chef Paul Cecconi from Local Loundge & Grill 
Winning Chowder: Smoked 'Out Landish' Oyster Chowder
Photo Credit: Keith Robertson
 
 

People's Choice Award

 
Chef Natasha Harris from Sunset Bay Yacht Group
Winning Chowder: Ocean Wise New England Style Clam Chowder
 
 
 
 

2010 Winners

Toronto 2010 Chowder Chowdown Champions

Chowder Chowdown Champion and People's Choice Award:

Chefs: Martin Kouprie and Derek Bendig from Pangaea Restaurant (Toronto)
Winning Chowder: Ocean Wise Shellfish Chowder with Ling Cod "bacon" and Oyster Buns

 

Vancouver 2010 Chowder Chowdown Champions

Chowder Chowdown Champion and People's Choice Award: 

 
Chef Ben, Daiji, Oku & Junji from Hapa Izakaya (Kitsilano)
Winning Chowder: Halibut Dashi Chowder
 

 

2009 Winners

Vancouver 2009 2nd Annual Chowder Chowdown Champions

 

Go Fish, Chef Matt and Chef Andrew Christie with their Smoked Corn and Qualicum Beach Scallop Chowder

Vancouver 2009 Chowder Chowdown People's Choice Award

O'Doul's Restaurant, Executive Chef Chris Whittaker with Smoked Qualicum Bay Scallop and House-Cured Sloping Hill Farms Pork Belly Chowder

 

2008 Winners

1st Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder ChowDown Champions

C Restaurant, Chef de Cuisine Quang Dang with Smoked Sablefish Chowder

 

                                          

                                                                     

 

 

 

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