The Agape Center hosted their Empty Bowls soup competition on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the Agora Catholic Centre. It was the perfect chilly day to eat soup for a good cause.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the concept, a $20 ticket gets you a ceramic bowl and a sampling of gourmet soups prepared by local chefs. In addition to the soup competition, the Agape Centre also organized a silent auction and bake sale, all to raise money to stock the shelves of the food bank for the winter ahead.
“We are thrilled to be able to hold our Empty Bowls soup competition once again. After a two-year hiatus from most of our fundraising events, it feels great to be able to join together and raise money for the Centre,” said Agape Centre Executive Director, Lisa Duprau, “A heartfelt thank you to all the competitors who presented delicious soups, our celebrity judging panel, people who donated items for the bake table and silent auction. To everyone who purchased tickets, we truly appreciated the support.”
Three celebrity judges attended the competition and helped select a winner: MPP Nolan Quinn, Mayor Justin Towndale, and Deputy Police Chief Vincent Foy.
“It’s a great day to enjoy soup with the cold weather outside,” said Deputy Police Chief Foy.
And the verdict?
Roger Caron of the Spicy Pearl won The People’s Choice Award for his Coconut Thai soup.
The Best Soup was made by Jason Shoot of Seguin Patate who made Butternut Squash.