Clamtastic Razor Clam Festival Announces Cooking Contest Winners

The Chamber and all of their sponsors awarded ribbons and prizes in five clam and seafood related contests:

Professional Clam Chowder Cook-Off – Sponsored by Timberland Bank

Judges Choices

 

1st Place – North Shore Grill

2nd Place – Shilo

3rd Place – Bennett’s Fish Shack

 

The winner gets bragging rights for Ocean Shores and the North Coast until next year.

 

Amateur Clam Chowder Cook-Off – Sponsored by Timberland Bank

Judges Choices

 

1st Place – Danny Warren – Gig Harbor

2nd Place – Thara Eang – Ocean Shores

3rd Place – Randy Himes – Kent

 

(Note: two of this year’s winners were not from the hometown entries – they were from Gig Harbor and Kent!) This year’s winner can be a judge on next year’s professional judging panel.

 

People’s Choice Clam Chowder – Sponsored by Exact Heated Storage & U-Haul

 

1st Place – Ocean Crest Resort

2nd Place – Bennett’s Fish Shack

3rd Place – Galway Bay

 

The festival participants chose the winners. Bragging rights are also part of this one.

 

Professional Creative Clam Entrée – Sponsored by Timberland Bank

1st Place – Jess Owen – Ocean Crest Resort

2nd Place – Daniel Economides – North Shore Grill

 

This is the third year for this judge’s favorite. The chefs really go all out to impress.

 

 

Professional Creative Seafood Entrée – Sponsored by Timberland Bank

 

1st Place – Bennett’s Fish Shack

2nd Place – Ocean Crest

3rd Place – North Shore Grill

 

This is the first year for this one and it was really popular with the judges and chefs alike.

 

Cooking demonstrations dominated Sunday’s lineup and they offered tastes of the dishes the chefs demonstrated as well as recipes.

 

Clam Gun & Shovel Art Contest – Sponsored by Jessie Ellis & Donna Jones – John L. Scott Realty

 

1st Place – Milliman & McHenry Families

2nd Place – Mrs. Rocky’s class – Ocean Shores Elementary

3rd Place – Judy Horn

 

Gun and shovel decoration is 90% inspiration and they were all inspired!

 

The 8th Annual is only a year away. We’ll see you then. In the meantime remember Ocean Shores is Clamtastic!

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