It’s time again for another Soup on Sunday! Held the last Sunday of January, risking the wrath of possible inclement weather, Soup on Sunday has always been held on time and on date, except 1 year about 2 years ago. The community really supports this event.
Who wouldn’t like a lot of amazing soup on a cold winter day?
Our culinary department hosts this event every year to benefit local Hospice. Typically we get more and more each year, both people attending and money raised.
Area restaurants bring 5 gallons of a signature soup to promote their restaurant.
To round out the plethora of soups, Great Harvest Bread Company brings an amazing variety of fresh bread, the area culinary schools, Johnson and Wales, Art Institute and CPCC, do both soups and table-breaking loads of desserts, chocolates and cookies.
How it works:
Buy a ticket: $30 gets you in to taste everything available; A $40.00 dollar ticket allows you to pick a bowl valued at $10.00 from the pottery room.
Once you get in, you can eat as much of anything you want. The soup is served up in small bowls so you can TRY to have a bite of every one. With about 35 restaurants participating, if you only ate the soup and ate every one, you’d consume over 1/2 gallon of soup! And that does not include the pizza,
or cookies or ah-hem the Chocolate Soup.
Not many people realize how important the dishwashers are to an event. These Johnson and Wales students volunteered their time and talent to the event and took charge of the dish pit. Thank You!
After the final numbers were tallied, over 770 people came by to support Hospice. The event is the major fundraiser for them and we are all so glad to be able to host and facilitate the event. Everyone gets involved and gives back.
Area clay artists donate pottery bowls for sale starting at generally $10.00 and up. The quality ranges from really talented to rudimentary primitive ( typically done by kids), which can work, depending upon the decor of the area you are decorating. Each year, I buy at least 1 bowl, sometimes 3-4. We enjoy using them throughout the year. Last year I bought beautiful footed deep soup bowls, in previous years I bought fruit bowls and rice bowls. This years bowl is a condiment bowl, small and lovely; it is the bottom on in the photo below.
This is my 6th Soup on Sunday and now I have 6 hand-made pottery bowls that we use and enjoy all the time.
Please enjoy the following photos of Soup on Sunday, 2013!
- Cool art, warm soup at Empty Bowls dinner (yumasun.com)
- Lentil soup offers big nutrition from a little bean (miamiherald.com)
- Free soup on Saturday at Saratoga farmers market (timesunion.com)