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Ocean Wise® Chowder Chowdown: Vancouver


Congratulations to:

2017 Vancouver Chowder Chowdown Champion
Chef Julian Bond | Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

2017 Vancouver Chowder Chowdown People's Choice
Chef Paul Cecconi | Brodo Kitchen

Past Champions. Sustainable Chowders & Craft Beer. Come Cast Your Vote.

For our 10th anniversary of Chowder Chowdown in Vancouver, we brought back past Chowder Chowdown Champions to compete head-to-head for the title of All-Star Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. People came, they drank, they tasted and they crowned their winner. 

All proceeds directly supported the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program, which helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.


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Restaurants | Beverages

2017 Ocean Wise Restaurant Finalists

ARC Restaurant, Fairmont Waterfront
Executive Chef Karan Suri
2015 People’s Choice Restaurant
The "Ultimate" Seafood Chowder

Boulevard Kitchen + Oyster Bar
Chef Roger Ma
2015 Judge’s Choice Chowder Champion Chef
"Bun Rieu Chowder" Vietnamese Dungeness Crab and Pork Chowder

Brodo Kitchen
Chef Paul Cecconi
2011 Judge’s Choice Chowder Champion Chef
Smoked Albacore Tuna Belly Chowder
with Truffled Cauliflower Puree, Fennel-Spiced Buckboard Bacon, Confit Sunchoke + Lemonpeel Doughnut and Pickled Ambroia Apple + Mustard Seed

Hapa Izakaya
Chef Yosuke Okubo
2010 Judge’s & People's Choice Restaurant
Japanese Style Rhode Island Chowder

Locals Restaurant
Chef Rob Schrier
2017 Winner of Comox by the Sea’s Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge
Smoked Mussel and Saffron Seafood Chowder

Chef Doug Neigel
2013 Judge’s Choice Chowder Champion Chef
Parsnip Chowder

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Chef Julian Bond
2017 Winner of Devour! Osoyoos’s Ocean Wise Chowder Competition
Witches Brew: A Celebration of Pea, Bacon and BC Sidestripes

Pacific Yacht Charters
Chef Mardy Ra
2011 People’s Choice Restaurant
Coastal Chowder

Preston's Restaurant, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Chef Justin Paakkunainen
2015 Best Beer Pairing Restaurant
Dungeness Crab Chowder

The White Whale Restaurant
Owner & Executive Chef Aaron Rail
2016 Judge’s & People's Choice Chowder Champion
Wayward Chowder

The Wooden Boat
Chef Thompson Tran
2016 Best Beer Pairing
Ocean Wise Dungeness Crab & Vietnamese Fried Tomalley Chowder

Thomsons Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Calgary
Jennifer Jaewon Kim
2013 People’s Choice Restaurant
Creamy Chorizo Sausage & Prawn Chowder

Vancouver Aquarium | Ocean Wise Catering & Events
Executive Chef Ned Bell
2014 Judge’s & People's Choice Chowder Champion Chef
2013 People’s Choice Chowder Champion Chef
Mussel and Maple Chowder with Caramelized Fennel and Pollen

2017 Beverage Partners


Big Rock Brewery

Cannery Brewing

Central City Brewers & Distillers

Driftwood Brewery

Field House Beer

Fuggles and Warlock

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

Moody Ales

Parkside Brewery


R&B Brewing

Red Truck Beer

Steel & Oak Brewing Co.


Salt Spring Coffee

Walter Craft Caesar Mix

Wayward Distillation House

Stay tuned for details of the next EVENT!
845 Avison Way






2017 photos by Vision Event Photography and Meighan Makarchuk
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