in St. Pete Beach, Florida

Chowder Challenge 4

Local Celebrity Chefs include Tyson Grant (Executive Chef for the Parkshore Grill), Chris Fernandez (Executive Chef at Red Mesa Cantina) and  Matthew Smith (Executive Chef - The Hangar Restaurant) and Flight Lounge

Local Celebrity Judges

Local chefs from your favorite Bay Area restaurants come to compete for your votes as well as the Judges Choice! See which restaurants have chefs competing in the 2017 Challenge here.

Come Sample & Judge some of the Best Chowders in the Tampa Bay Area! Local restaurants will compete for the cherished “Golden Ladle,” “People’s Choice,” and  “Celebrity Chefs - Judge’s Choices.” 

Event Information

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1-5pm
Location: Horan Park at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach
Tickets: Ticket are available online now at


  • People's Choice- Attendees will vote for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize-winning chowders.
  • Judges' Choice- Select local area top Celebrity Chefs will vote for their Best Chowder. See who here.
  • THE GOLDEN LADDLE- Best in Show.

The New Organizer: Pass-a-Grille Woman's Club    

The Pass-a-Grile Woman's Club has taken over the Chowder Challenge for 2017! Proceeds from the 2017 Chowder Challenge will benefit the many organization support by the Pass-a-Grille Woman's Club including the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. Find out more about what the PAG Woman's Club does in our local area and how you can get involved at

The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is tucked away in the middle of the National Historic District of Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach. Built in 1917 as the first church of Pinellas County’s barrier islands, it served the community as the Pass-a-Grille Community Church until 1959, when the property was sold to Mrs. Joan Haley. It was Mrs. Haley’s home until 1989 when she willed it to Pinellas County to be used as an island museum. Opened to the public in 1993, the Museum is totally managed by local volunteers and is supported by the non-profit “Friends of the Museum”, an organization whose financial help goes toward the collection, preservation and exhibition of Island History. Funding is obtained through it’s membership, donations and proceeds from the Gift Shop. Learn more about the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum here.

Competing Chefs


The Challenge!