If you are a budding chef with a secret family soup recipe, a first responder with the perfect chowder, or a grandparent whose chicken noodle can cure any ailment, Orland Township Souper-visor Paul O’Grady invites you to participate in the township’s First 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” of competition with soup sampling, plus fun games, raffles and activities for all ages.
Cooking participation is limited to the first five individuals to sign up for each quarter:
- 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 — Those trained in the culinary arts who have received a culinary degree or certificate
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 19, 2018.
“Even if our hometown team doesn’t make it to the big game, I hope all residents will start their pre-game festivities with us,” said Souper-visor Paul O’Grady. “Come help Orland Township score a touchdown by joining us for an afternoon of football related fun.”
The Souper Bowl Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park. Pre-sale tickets for the event will be available starting January 8, 2018, and will be $5 ($3 for senior citizens). Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 ($6 for senior citizens). Children 5 and under are free.
For more information on the First Annual Souper Bowl Challenge, visit the Orland Township website, orlandtownship.org, or call (708) 403-4222.