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Best in Show: Blue Point's Crab Cakes

This years competitors include:

CRAB CAKE/CRAB BALL

Bistro Poplar

Jimmie & Sook's

Water's Edge Grill

 

MARYLAND VEGETABLE CRAB SOUP

Katie Mae's Country Shoppe

Portside Seafood Restaurant

 

CREAM OF CRAB SOUP

The High Spot

Jimmie & Sook's

 

CRAB DIP

Portside Seafood Restaurant

Stoked

 

CRAB SPECIALTY

Black Water: Crab Gravy on Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit

Blue Point: Chesapeake Crab Sushi

RAR Brewing: Stuffed Mushrooms

 

CELEBRITY JUDGES:

  Chef Rene Marquis is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American (CIA) and a combat veteran of 21 years with the United States Army. Throughout his miilitary career, he served as the team captain of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team, which brought home 31 gold medals from the Culinary Olympics during his tenure. He won an episode in the first season of the popular television show "Cutthroat Kitchen" on the Food Network.

 

  Chef Bruce Mattel is the associate dean of food production at CIA, from where he is also a graduate, and is responsible for the curriculum, instruction, program development, and food quality in the kitchen classrooms. He is the founder of the SkillsUSA postsecondary chapter at CIA, which has produced top awards at state and national competitions.

 

The judging group will be rounded out by three others. Kevin Scott, a Dorchester County native and current National Accounts Manager with the National Restaurant Associatio will serve for his second stint as a judge at Taste of Cambridge. Rita Calvert is a food writer for What's Up Magazine, but brings an array of expertise and experience as a food stylist, educator and cookbook author. Katie Moose returns as a Taste of Cambridge judge after completing her newest cookbook God's Bounty, which pairs Biblical passages, favorite hymns, and inspirational writing with a recipe for each day of the year.

 

2014 Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off People's Choice winners:

Best Cream of Crab Soup: Jimmie & Sook's
Best Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup: Leaky Pete's
Best Crab Cake/Ball: Madison Bay Restaurant
Best Crab Dip: Leaky Pete's
Best Crab Specialty: Ocean Odyssey, for crab fritters with pico de gallo
Best Crab Specialty - Newcomer: Cranium's at the Beach (also known as Richard Craniums East), for crab nachos
Best in Show: Cranium's at the Beach (also known as Richard Craniums East), for crab nachos
 

2014 Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off
Judges' Choice Winners:

 

Best Cream of Crab Soup: Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill
Best Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup: Stoked Wood-Fired Eatery
Best Crab Cake/Ball: Cambridge Yacht Club
Best Crab Dip: High Spot Gastropub
Best Crab Specialty: Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill, for crab salad
Best Crab Specialty Newcomer: Elliott's Baking Company, for crab-stuffed pretzel

 

See the Taste of Cambridge 2014 photo album!

   

THINK ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH MAIN STREET!
Every year The Taste of Cambridge is organized by Cambridge Main Street and happens only with the help of 100 volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering to plan the 2015 Taste event, or being part of other Main Street events, send a note to office@CambridgeMainStreet.com.
 
WHY WE DO THIS:
This area is home to hundreds of watermen who have been crabbing for generations. Taste of Cambridge celebrates their hard work -- and the delicious bounty they harvest. Proceeds from the event go to the nonprofit Cambridge Main Street and downtown revitalization. 

 

THANKS TO OUR 2015 TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE SPONSORS!

Platinum
G&G Distributors/Coors
 
Gold
Dr. Cassie Burton
Protenergy Natural Foods, Inc.
 
Silver

Aeroenergy

Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency

LWRC International, LLC
1880 Bank

Powell Realty

Thomas Funeral Home

Tomey Electric
 
Bronze

Dr. Mary Ann Moore
The Law Office of Michael C. Maloney

Delmarva Power

Parker, Counts, Melton & Goodman

Tom and Lynn Hutchinson

Hotel Sponsor
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort

Comfort Inn Cambridge

 

Media Sponsors

Delmarva Public Radio

Dorchester Banner

MTS Broadcasting


Friends
Mike & Sarah Baugh

C&K Lord, Inc.
R. Brooks & Son
Edward & Norma Burton

Eastern Shore Hospital Center Auxiliary
Generation III Marina
Dr. Donald Harmon
Talbot Bank
Jeffrey L. Taylor, DDS, PA

Donna and Wayne Towers

Pliescott HVAC
 

In-Kind Sponsors

EcoTensil
The J. M. Clayton Company
Coastal Hospice
Craig’s Drug Store, Inc.
Eastern Shore Dance Academy
Novo Development Corp.
Sailwinds Park

Harmon's Septic Service

 

For information about sponsorship, send an e-mail to Cambridge Main Street or call 443.477.0843.

  
PAST WINNERS:
Go to the Taste Winners Page to see who won in which categories in past Crab Cook-Offs.

 

 

Taste of Cambridge 

 SAVE THE DATE!

 

11th Annual
Taste of Cambridge
Crab Cook-Off
and Festival!

July 11, 2015

Crab Cook-Off: 5-7:30pm

Festival: 5-10pm

Downtown Cambridge, Maryland

  

 

 

 

 

 

Taste of Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore