Entries sought for Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival chowder competition; applications due Sept. 26

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due by Sept. 26 to participate in a judged chowder contest during the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival.

The 2014 Captain Joseph House Chowder Cook-Off will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at The Gateway pavilion during the festival planned Oct. 10-12 at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue.

Entry fees for professional cooks are $45 for first entry and $22.50 for each addition chowder entry. Amateur fees are $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry.

Chowders can be any type of seafood, a combo of seafood, or even vegetarian.

Bill Ranniger, corporate executive chef of Dukes Chowder House — which has six restaurants in the Puget Sound area — will judge the entries, as well as demonstrate his cooking.

Visitors can judge entries also, and vote for their favorites for the People's Choice Awards.

They can watch the cooking beginning at 10 a.m. and taste chowders from both amateurs and professionals starting at about noon.

Tickets for tastes of chowder are $10 for five tastes. Each $10 ticket will allow the holder one vote in the People's Choice Awards.

The more tickets a visitor buys, the more tastes — and votes — they get.

Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Captain Joseph House, founded by Betsy Reed Schultz to provide expense-paid respite for families of those killed in military action.

The house is in Schultz' former bed-and-breakfast, The Tudor Inn, at 1108 S. Oak St., Port Angeles.

She named the project after her son, Army Capt. Joseph Schultz, who was killed in Afghanistan on May 29, 2011.

Contributions to the Captain Joseph House Foundation are tax deductible.

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is produced by Olympic Peninsula Celebrations, a nonprofit corporation, and the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the cook-off or foundation, see www.crabfestival.org or email info@crabfestival.org, or see www.CaptainJosephHouseFoundation.org or phone the foundation at 360-460-7848.

Last modified: September 02. 2014 7:22PM
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