Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Past Winners

2013 Winners


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



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



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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