Durham Ltd, Proud Partner of the 2008 Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off in Newport, Congratulates Winners

Newport, Rhode Island (June 18, 2008) – Durham Ltd., creator of The Soup Barrel TM and a proud partner of the 27th Annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off in Newport, Rhode Island, is pleased to congratulate this year’s winners. This year’s event took place on June 7th and the winners are, in the Clam Category: The Skipper Restaurant (South Yarmouth, MA); in the Seafood Category: The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar (Newport, RI); in the Creative Category: Boat House (Tiverton, RI); and in the Clam Cakes Category Harmon’s Clam Cakes (Kennebunkport, ME).

“What a fantastic event,” said Craig McGrain, President of Durham. “All the participating restaurants worked tremendously hard and the end result was that several thousand people had the pleasure of sampling some of the best chowder and clam cakes on earth.”

“We also want to recognize The Skipper Restaurant, The Mooring, Boat House and Harmon’s for taking home top category honors. The competition was formidable and these achievements are tremendous.” said McGrain.

“Durham is proud to be affiliated with this fun, prestigious event. With our recent introduction of the Durham Soup Barrel TM, this event is a natural fit. In fact, the 2007 Clam Category winner, Captain Curt’s of Sarasota, FL, is already a Durham Soup Barrel customer.”

The Durham Soup Barrel TM is ideal for caterers and restaurants looking to increase their “To Go” revenue. The Soup Barrel TM makes transporting three liters of soup, chili or clam chowder to remote locations extremely easy. The package is spill-free, comes with a disposable ladle and keeps its contents warm for hours. Best of all, it moves 10 cups of soup out the door with no permanentware retrieval.

Durham Ltd. has been a leader in the development, design and production of innovative packaging solutions for the QSR, Casual Dining and Convenience Store industries since 1996. Durham’s business philosophy is that better packaging improves operations, image and overall customer experiences.

For more information on Durham Ltd. and the new Soup Barrel, visit, contact John Millspaugh at 585.218.8610 ext 250 or send an email to