NC Chefs Give Back with Soup On Sunday Event

Possibly the original comfort food, a bowl of hot soup warms our stomachs and soothes our souls. On Sunday January 29, 2023 the annual Soup on Sunday event  to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region offers hearty samples of soup, at a walk around tasting event, as a talented group of Charlotte area chefs cook for the cause.

Charlotte’s annual Soup on Sunday event is now in its 23th year. It’s a delicious interactive benefit designed to raise money and awareness for the work of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

This year, the popular Charlotte event, takes place from 11am to 2 pm in Central Piedmont Community College’s Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center. The well-known culinary school is located at 425 North Kings Drive, on the corner of Kings Drive and Seventh Street. Parking is available in the lots across from the building off Kings Drive.

Early Bird VIP Soup on Sunday Experience

As has been the case in recent years past, this year there is an early bird VIP Chef Experience ticket option. The price is $75 per person and includes early admittance, a cooking demo and tasting with Chef Greg Zanitsch, chef and owner of The Fig Tree Restaurant in Charlotte. This early bird option also includes a handmade commemorative pottery bowl to take and enjoy when you make soup at home. Seating for this experience is limited, although there may be a few tickets available at the door. This event begins at 10 am.

From soup to nuts

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General admission for Sunday’s event is $30 per person and includes food and beverages.

“Soup”er-Size that, (pun intended), buy the $40 ticket for the Soup Lovers’ Special which includes food, beverages and a beautiful handmade pottery soup bowl. These bowls are made by area craftsman – see the list at the bottom of the page, here. With this ticket, you may select the bowl or bowls you’d like to take home. Based on availability, additional bowls are often available for purchase.

Children ages 7-12 can enjoy the soup samplers from $10 and children 6 and under may attend and participate for free.

The Soup’s a Simmerin’….

Dozens of different area restaurants, chefs, catering companies and culinary schools will participate offering sample-sized portions of soup. 

Here is who you will find serving soup on Sunday #TellThemHeidiSentYou

    • 300 East – Cream of Cauliflower Soup w/Cauliflower Caper Relish (GF, Vegan, Common Allergen-Almond Milk)
    • 44 Mills – Chicken Tortilla Soup
    • Angeline’s – Tuscan Kale & White Bean
    • Barrington’s – Moffett’s Baked Potato Soup w/Crumbled Bacon & Cheddar
    • Beverly’s Gourmet Foods – Thai Chickpea Chili
    • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza + Craft Bar – Tuscan White Bean & Sausage Soup
    • Central Piedmont – Hospitality Division – Virginia Peanut Soup
    • Central Piedmont – Hospitality Division – Chilled Watercress Soup w/Butter Poached Shrimp
    • Central Piedmont – Baking & Pastry Arts – Royal Falooda (a unique cold milkshake like dessert, to be eaten w/a spoon -Sweet cream, rose syrup, raspberry jelly, holy basil seeds, falooda, and topped w/toasted pistachios)
    • Chuy’s at Waverly – Chicken Tortilla Soup
    • Community Culinary School of Charlotte – White Bean & Chicken
    • Dogwood Southern Table – “Sunday Dahl” (Lentil & Butternut Squash Soup) and Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
    • Dressler’s – Metropolitan – Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
    • Eddie’s Place Restaurant – Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

    But wait, there’s more…

    • Fenwick’s – Fenwick’s Famous Tomato Bisque and Chicken Sausage Corn Chowder
    • Harper’s at South Park – Turkey Chili
    • Mert’s Heart & Soul – Chicken Noodle Soup
    • Midwood Smokehouse – Brunswick Stew
    • Nourish – Cream of Tomato (Vegan & Gluten Free)
    • Red Rock Café & Bakery – She Crab Soup
    • Sante’ Restaurant – Roasted Butternut Squash
    • Savory Moments Catering – Tomato Bisque
    • Showmars – Cactus Chili
    • Supperland – Charred Vegetable Chowder (Vegetarian, Nut Free, Not Gluten or Dairy Free)
    • Table & Twine – Vegetarian Bisque (Vegetarian)
    • Common Market Deli & Bar – Thai Dragonmilk Soup (Coconut Curry Soup with Vegetables & Herbs – Vegan, GF, Contains Sesame & Soy)
    • The Fig Tree – Broccoli-Fontina Bisque with Smoked Bacon Onion Chutney
    • The Porter’s House – Classic Beef & Vegetable Soup
    • Trio – Muligatawny Soup (Creamy Curry Chicken with Vegetables)

    To round out the offerings Great Harvest Bread Company will have bread; while Nothing Bundt Cakes will have an assortment of little bites to tempt your sweet tooth. Bojangles will be on hand with their famous iced tea – the perfect pairing for any soup or stew!

    Learn More about Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

    It’s a “don’t miss” culinary experience with all of the proceeds directly benefiting Hospice. The chefs or restaurant owners who contribute to the Soup on Sunday benefit  are there because they believe the work Hospice does is important to Charlotte’s well being. Many chefs have family members who have received care from a hospice organization see it as an opportunity to give back while helping to raise funds and awareness.

    The helping hands of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region offer many services, including intermittent skilled nursing visits, 24-hour on-call emergency nursing, pain management and an in-home aide program that provides clients with assistance needed for many phases of personal care. Additionally, volunteers trained by Hospice are available on an as-needed basis for respite, companionship and emotional support.

    Hospice professionals provide comfort and care in times of physical and emotional pain and need. When no one else can offer a cure, the calm and caring nature of Hospice staff and trained volunteers enables patients with life threatening illnesses and their families to experience the transition through the end of life with dignity and grace. For more information, to volunteer or to make additional donations, visit the website, here.

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