Calling all SouthCoast chefs. Think you have what it takes to bring the best bowl of clam chowder to the table? Now is your chance to flex your kitchen skills and go up against some of SouthCoast's tastiest restaurants in the area.

The 18th Annual Blount Fine Foods New Bedford Seaport Chowderfest returns Saturday, September 30th from 11 AM to 5 PM with the One Southcoast Chamber and it's sure to bring seafood connoisseurs from all over. What better way to showcase your recipe than at the biggest chowder competitions in the area?

You'll have 4 hours to bring your "A-Game" (tasting is from 11 AM to 3 PM) on Pier 3 in New Bedford’s historic, working waterfront, and the best part: there's no cost aside from the cost of your delicious product.

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Here's What The Chamber Will Provide For You:

The chamber will provide electricity, overhead lighting, security, wash sinks with hot and cold running water, detergent, hand sanitizer, trash barrels, trash removal, portable restroom facilities, Board of Health permit of the day, (1) 8-foot-long serving table with table cloth, 2 oz. serving cups, small plates, napkins, forks, and spoons (volunteer runners will keep you supplied with paper products.).

Here's What You'll Need To Bring to the Event and Have Prepared:

  • Food for approximately 1,700 – 2 oz. servings
  • Serve Safe Certificate and Food Allergen Certificate
  • Food establishment permit issued by local Board of Health
  • Servers for your table
  • Decorations of your choice
  • Sterno steaming method – Allowed up to 25 lbs. of propane. A permit must be
  • obtained from the fire department for tanks larger than 25 lbs.
  • You must provide your fire extinguisher
  • Thermometers
  • Cold Storage
  • Clean-up and breakdown of your booth begins for restaurants at 3:15 PM.
  • You must take leftover food with you; it is not to be disposed of on-site in water barrels, dumpsters, or port-a-johns.

Throughout the day, there will be live music, beer, wine, soft drinks, and concessions until 5 PM, and be sure to have a gift certificate or card to your restaurant readily available upon arrival to be raffled off as part of the event promotion. Keep in mind that VIP ticket holders will start walking through at 11 AM and general admission begins at noon.

Current Participating SouthCoast Restaurants:

  • 110 Grill
  • Black Whale
  • Krave
  • Care One at New Bedford
  • Cottages of Dartmouth Village
  • Cove Surf and Turf
  • Mimi's Kitchen
  • New Bedford Harbor Hotel
  • Quahog Republic Whaler's Tavern
  • Scottie's Pub
  • Origen Bar & Grill

If you have any further information, please reach out and contact Katie Greene at and she'll be happy to answer all questions or concerns you may have.

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