Posted on Feb 09, 2019
The 15th Annual Chowder CookOff  - 9 February 2019  at the Venice Restaurant Ballroom from 12:00 to 3:00pm - Attendees all left saying that they enjoyed themselves with great chowder tasting.  We had visiting Rotarians from Chariho, Wakefield and East Greenwich.  I noted at least 20 attendees who were at their first tasting.  We are so grateful to the restaurants and School Chefs and Students for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in this event.  The success of this event is due to the great chowders they provide.  Thank you all very much - participants and attendees.  More pictures can be seen in Photos section "CookOff 2019".
     Restaurant Division:
          1st Place     Sunnyside Up
          2nd Place    Wilcox Tavern
          3rd Place     Casa della Luce
     Culinary School Division:
          1st Place     Westerly High School's Highland Grille
          2nd Place    Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center
          3rd Place     Newport AC&TC's Colonial Dining Room
Special thanks to our Non-Rotarian volunteers:  William Maynard, Dawn Paxton, Jacey Qureschi and Amina Quereschi
Participating Restaurants
          Boneyard Barbeque
          Casa della Luce
          Sunnyside Up
          The Brazen Hen
          The Cooked Goose
          The Sea Goose
          Venice Restaurant
          Wilcox Tavern
Participating Schools
          Newport AC&TC's Colonial Dining Room
          Westerly High School's Highland Grille 
          Woonsocket AC&TC
          Andrea Beach Bar
          Avie's Ski/Sport
          Savings Institute Bank & Trust
          Valenti Subaru
          Yale/New Haven Health
Donated Services 
          Nigrelli's Jewelry
          Venice Restaurant