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Could you be the next Ulster Chowder Champion?

We are delighted to be hosting the Ulster Chowder Championship again at this years Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival in Ballycastle!!  


Taking Place on Monday the 27th of May at the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival in the Cookery Theatre Marquee from 12 noon! The event is compered by and sponsored by the fantastic Wendy Gallagher of Causeway Coast Foodie Tours. 

This years Judges have been announced as:

Paula McIntyre

Joris Minnie

Eimear Mullan

Peter Molloy 

This is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate our fabulous sea food, and skilled chefs.  Participants are invited from all Ulster counties and will compete live on the day at the Ballycastle Sea Front festival venue. 

The winning Entrant will be crowned with the Ulster Chowder Champion Title and be sponsored to attend in the World Famous Kinsale Chowder Cook Off in 2020.

2019 Contestants

Nigel Steele - Portrush Atlantic Hotel
Pol Shields - Marine Hotel Ballycastle
Derek Steele - Harry's Shack
Gary Stewart - Tartine at Distillers Arms
James Peoples - Drummond Hotel
Trudy Brolly - Ocho Tapas
Stephen Lampard - Tartine at Distillers Arms
Chris Lamb - Hedges Hotel at Dark Hedges Estate
Gareth A. Boyd - BOYDS CAFÉ
Anto Mc Cabe - CentralBar Ballycastle