Soup-er Cooks – Time to Serve up your Best Recipe

Soup-er Cooks – Time to Serve up your Best Recipe

Orland Township’s 3rd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge is Saturday, Feb. 1

(Jan. 3, 2020 —  Orland Township, IL) — Do you have a special soup that your family can’t get through the winter months without or a secret soup recipe that you save for special occasions? If so, then dish it out at Orland Township’s Souper Bowl Challenge.

Kick-off Super Bowl weekend with Orland Township Souper-visor Paul O’Grady at the Township’s 3rd annual soup cook-off. The family friendly event includes plenty of soup samples, raffles and helps raise funds for the Township’s Food Pantry along with providing meals for a local soup kitchen.

The Souper Bowl Challenge features 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 representing 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 in 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 24, 2020.

“I encourage anyone with a special soup recipe to join our fun and friendly competition,” said Souper-visor O’Grady. “It’s a great way to kick-off Super Bowl weekend, have fun and maybe win bragging rights and a trophy!”

The Souper Bowl Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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.

Please click here for the Souper Bowl contestant information packet. To sign up, please email Lindsay Trost at LindsayT@orlandtownship.org.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge call (708) 403-4222.