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The 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival has wrapped all signs indicate that attendance was up over previous years. Final numbers will be available soon. Over $26,000 in cash prizes were handed out at a number of competitions over the weekend. 

The competition winners from the 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival are: 

Motts Clamato Best Caesar in Town Competition

1st Matt Kelly – Olde Dublin Pub
2nd Courtney Wakelin – Blue Mussel Café
3rd Devin MacGregor – Gahan House

Shiny Sea PEI Oyster Shucking Competition

1st Melissa Somers (1:27:09)
2nd Chris Gallant (1:34:09)
3rd Bradley Gallant (1:36:74)

Cleanest Plate: Bradley Gallant

Garland Canada International Chef Challenge - $10,000 winner

1st - Chef Darren Rogers, Park Restaurant – Montreal, Quebec 
Runner Up – Chef Jesse Zuber, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

Junior Chef Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada

Emery Wood, Age 9 

Raspberry Point International Shucking Competition

1st Eamon Clark (1:04:35)
2nd Christopher Clark (1:12:42)
3rd Daniel Notkin (1:14:38)

Cleanest Plate: Josh Stoddart 

Marlene Dowdle Memorial Award for fastest female shucker

Melissa Somers

Tie One On Mussel Industry Competition 

1st Jeff Peterson (Total time 40.35)
2nd Neil Ellsworth (Total time 44.46)
3rd Troy Ford (Total time 57.40)

PEI Potato Chowder Championship

1st place - Chef Seth Shaw, The Brickhouse Kitchen & Bar
2nd place - Chef Danny Borghese, Sugar Skull Cantina
3rd place - Chef Mitchell Jackson, Olde Dublin Pub 

Restaurants Canada Shellfish Excellence Award

Winner: Olde Dublin Pub , Jeff Smith 

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