Crab Soup Cook-Off

Crab Soup Cook-Off

Saturday September 9th & Sunday September 10th, 2017

Crab soup Cook off-final_2012_ticketThe Maryland Seafood Festival and Capital Gazette Communications invite you to participate in the 27th Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off.

Admission into Crab Soup Cook-Off Tent: $10 per person online /$12 at the gate.

Restaurants and caterers throughout Maryland will be vying for the right to call themselves the “Premier Creator of Crab Soup”, gaining valuable exposure for their business. Showcase your restaurant in a competitive and festive atmosphere! This year, the Maryland Seafood Festival is expected to draw over 25,000 visitors during two days of family activities, entertainment and delicious seafood dishes. The Crab Soup Cook-Off is the highlight of the Maryland Seafood Festival’s first day with over 1,000 soup lovers passing through the tent just to sample your soup!

For Judges’ and Peoples’ Choice, first, second and third place awards will be presented in three categories:

  • Cream of Crab
  • Vegetable Crab
  • Alternative Soup

Each restaurant must provide:

  • 12–18 gallons of each soup entered
  • Serving utensils
  • Non-electrical heating source
  • Serving and chafing dishes
  • 3 buckets for washing, rinsing and sanitizing
    utensils and hands
  • Attendant to serve soup
  • Ice

Maryland Seafood Festival provides:

  • Publicity and signage
  • Six foot table for each soup entered
  • Soup bowls & spoons to serve the public and judges
  • Awards and press coverage – plaques are presented to the winners of each category for you to display in your establishment

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