Looking for a Few Good Soup Cooks

Looking for a Few Good Soup Cooks

Are you a budding chef with the best bisque? A grandparent with the greatest gumbo? A police officer with the perfect porridge or a firefighter with a first-class consommé? If so, then Orland Township Souper-visor Paul O’Grady invites you to participate in the Township’s 2nd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge.  Kick-off Super Bowl weekend by showcasing your specialty soup at this family friendly event and help provide meals for a local soup kitchen as well.

The Souper Bowl Challenge will feature four quarters (categories) of competition:

  • 1st Quarter: Rookies – Foodies between the ages of 12 and 54 years of age
  • 2nd Quarter: Public Service Pro Bowlers – Emergency Services, First Responders, Military, Education, etc.
  • 3rd Quarter: Senior Hall of Famers – Senior Citizens, 55 years of age and older
  • 4th Quarter: Culinary MVPs – must have a culinary degree or certificate or be employed by a restaurant

Soup cooks will be asked to prepare one and a half gallons of soup for the event and an additional batch which will be donated to a local soup kitchen.  Prizes will be awarded to one MVP each quarter and will be determined by votes from a distinguished panel of judges, the Souper Bowl Committee and the attending audience.  All cooks must be registered to participate by January 25, 2019.

“With over 20 participants at last year’s challenge, including more than a dozen local restaurants, we definitely scored a touchdown with our inaugural event,” said Souper-visor Paul O’Grady.  “We are working to make this year’s Souper Bowl Challenge even bigger and better, so if you have a special soup, put it to the test and join us for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition.”

The Souper Bowl Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children over 5 years of age and are now available at the Township office or at the door the day of the event. Children 5 and under are free.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge click here or call (708) 403-4222.