SEP. 18 2016

12-3 pm

at the Williston
Village Green
Williston Community Food Shelf


Adults $10
Children 6-12 $5
under 6 free

Price of admission
includes ticket for
door prizes!
Bring a non-perishable
food item and receive a
dollar off admission

The 2016 Williston Chowder Challenge is a friendly competition to let the public and culinary experts pick their favorite chowder. Chowder Masters get bragging rights, publicity, and exposure! Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Peoples’ Choice and Best Display.

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The Williston Chowder Challenge will benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and the Williston Police Officers’ Association.

The Williston Community Food Shelf is a non-profit organization that serves residents of Williston, St. George, Richmond, and Essex. Over the past calendar year the Williston Community Food Shelf saw 3,510 families and 10,548 individuals coming in for food. This is a monthly average of 292 families and 879 individuals. The numbers of seniors and children being served is also rising, with calendar year totals at 1,433 and 3,308 respectively, averaging out at 119 and 275 respectively served each month. This year the Food Shelf also provided 239 turkeys to needy families during the holidays. These turkeys were donated to the Food Shelf from local citizens and businesses.

The Williston Police Officers’ Association is a non-profit organization that uses monies to make annual donations to The American Cancer Society, The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, and the Williston Respite House. The Association also provides its members with gifts for special events such as births or in times of mourning or health/medical issues. These gifts include teddy bears, flowers, cards, fruit baskets and monetary donations to help curb the costs associated with extensive medical issues.

2015 Winners


  • 1st Place- Windjammer
  • 2nd Place- Paya's Auto
  • 3rd Place- Natural Provisions


  • 1st Place- On Tap Bar and Grill
  • 2nd Place- El Gato Cantina
  • 3rd Place- Parkside Kitchen

Best Display

Chef's Corner

Winner- Municipal Throwdown

Williston Central School

Door Prizes

  • Ramunto's Pizza: $50 gift card
  • Ramunto's Pizza: $25 gift card
  • Aubuchon Hardware: ten, $5 gift cards
  • Fleet Feet: Two $25 off coupons for fitting and pair of running shoes
  • Cody's Irish Pub: $25 gift card
  • Chef's Corner: ten, $10 gift cards
  • Williston Workwear: two, $25 gift cards
  • Amarah's Chocolate: chocolate moose
  • Bagels Plus: five, $10 gift cards
  • Mexicali: three, $10 gift cards
  • Toscano's Café: $50 gift card
  • Guys Farm and Yard: two, $30 gift cards
  • Shaw's: two, $25 gift cards
  • Essex Cinemas: four movie passes
  • MetroRock in Essex: two day passes
  • Vermont Meat & Seafood: $25 gift card
  • Superb Cupcakes: half dozen cupcakes
  • Paquette Full of Posies: two, $10 gift certificates
  • Richmond Home Supply: two, $20 gift cards
  • Sukho Thai Restaurant: $50 gift certificate
  • Mac's Market: $25 gift card
  • Kitchen Collection: $25 gift card
  • Majestic 10: six movie passes
  • Oasis Day Spa: six, $15 gift certificates
  • Sysco BBQ dinner for 4

2014 Winners


  • 1st Place- On Tap Bar and Grill
  • 2nd Place- Windjammer Restaurant
  • 3rd Place- Bevo restaurant and catering


  • 1st Place- Natural Provisions
  • 2nd Place- Gullivers Doggie Daycare
  • 3rd Place- Sugar Snap

Best Display

Williston Fire Department

Winner- Municipal Throwdown

Williston Police Officers' Association

2013 Winners


People's Choice

  • 1st: On Tap Bar and Grill
  • 2nd: Chef's Corner
  • 3rd: The Windjammer

Judge's Choice

  • 1st: Three Tomatoes
  • 2nd: Chef's Corners
  • 3rd: The Windjammer


People's Choice

  • 1st: Hinesburg Public House
  • 2nd: Clark's Sunoco
  • 3rd: Williston Town Clerk's Office

Judge's Choice

  • 1st: Hinesburg Public House
  • 2nd: Clark's Sunoco
  • 3rd: Williston Town Clerk's Office




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