Creative Clam Challenge Finalists Announced


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 18, 2008

The finalists of Sea Watch International and Johnson & Wales University's first annual Creative Clam Challenge were announced Friday.

Chosen by Sea Watch International's R&D team and Johnson & Wales' staff, Sue Miller and William Long were announced as the contest finalists. Miller won for her creamy clam croquettes and Long for his clams and grits.

"We really had a lot of sensational entries. In fact, it was a very tough process to narrow down the candidates and select the two finalists," said Guy Simmons, VP of marketing & product development for Sea Watch International, in a press release. "The students really made it hard on us; they really showed a tremendous amount of originality and creativity. It's too bad we could only select two students."

Miller and Long will compete on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the International Boston Seafood Show, serving their recipes to attendees during a judging period from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendees can sample the dishes at Sea Watchâ??s booth (No. 425) and receive a voting chip to place next to the dish of their choice. The winner will be determined based on the "People's Choice" votes and announced immediately after tasting ends. The first place prize is $2,500, and the runner up will receive $1,000.

Using Sea Watch clam products, participants from Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in Providence, R.I., last month were asked to develop recipes for clam appetizers, salads or entrees for foodservice applications that can accommodate one to eight people.

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