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Will you be the Chowder Champion?


Calling amateur and professional chefs to compete … is your Chowder recipe the best on the East Coast?

Prove it and take home the coveted title of East Coast Chowder Champion 2015.

Amateur and professional chefs alike will compete in this hotly contested competition at the Irish Maritime Festival on Sunday 21st June.

Proudly sponsored by Morgan’s Fine Fish, the competition is now in it’s second year and has been opened to amateur chefs by popular demand. “So many amateurs asked to compete last year that we knew we had to open it up for this year. We were delighted when Morgan’s Fine Fish approached us to support the competition because it allowed us to extend it to all and they have been brilliant partners for the competition.” exclaimed event organiser Karen Healy.

David Martin from Morgan’s Fine Fish explained “Getting involved is easy. Simply visit to download an entry form. Submit your form by 14th June. Then, on the day of the competition, bring 1 litre of your Chowder creation along in a flask with your presentation bowl and leave the rest to our expert judges.”

Local restaurateur Theresa Hilliard from Katie’s Kitchen on the Donore Road is excited about the competition already. “We serve a lot of seafood in our restaurant and our brigade of chefs are champing at the bit to take home the title. They each have their own recipe and each one believes that they have the winner. We know the competition will be tough but we’d love to bring the title of East Coast Chowder Champion back to Katie’s Kitchen.

The competition is just one of the many, many activities happening over the weekend of the 19-21st June at The Irish Maritime Festival 2015. Expected to attract over 40,000 visitors the Festival is proudly sponsored by Maxol and hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company. To find out more visit and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.




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