Soup Cookoff

Saskatoon puts our best SOUPS forward in a Cook-off!

Many thanks to all the participants!

Wide Open Soup Cook-Off   Sunday, January 25

TIME: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

ATTENDEES: The public pays $10.00 to taste each soup and vote on their overall favorite. Estimated attendance is 300 people.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Ten (10) novice chefs from Saskatoon are invited by the Soup Cook-off Committee to participate in the event. These chefs can be caterers, cooks at restaurants, or home cooks.
  • Chefs prepare their best soup in their own commercial kitchen, and serve it at the event.
  • Quantity required: 400 – 4 ounce servings to share with the community
  • Two awards are presented: People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Award based on a set of predetermined criteria. The winner goes on to participate in the Professional event on Wednesday, January 31.
  • 6:50 PM – Voting ends – judges tally results
  • 7:00 PM – Announce winner of the People’s Choice award and present awards judges also say a few words about each soup
  • 7:10 PM – Runners-up and winner announced.
  • COMPENSATION: Chefs receive on honorarium of $50.00 to help offset the cost of their ingredients.

#YXE Chefs Soup Cook-Off Wed, January 30

 

TIME: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

ATTENDEES: The public pays $10.00 to taste each soup and vote on their overall favorite. Estimated attendance is 400 people.

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Nine (9) professional chefs from Saskatoon are invited by the president of the local chef’s association (CCFCC Saskatoon Branch) to participate in the event. These chefs are members of the association. They are joined by the winner of the novice event.
  • Each chef is paired with a local media celebrity prior to the event. The celebrities come to the Cook-off to support their partner chef, have fun, banter with each other, and serve up tasty soups!
  • Chefs prepare their best soup in their own commercial kitchen, and serve it at the event.
  • Quantity required: 400 – 4 ounce servings to share with the community
  • Two awards are presented: People’s Choice Award (the public who pay $10.00 to taste each soup and vote on their overall favorite) Judges’ Award (Soup Master of the Year) based on a set of predetermined criteria.
  • 6:50 PM – Voting ends – judges tally results
  • 7:00 PM – Announce winner of the People’s Choice award and present awards judges also say a few words about each soup
  • 7:10 PM – Runners-up and winner announced – presentation of the “Saskatoon Soup Master of the Year” award.
  • COMPENSATION: Chefs receive on honorarium of $150.00 to help offset the cost of their ingredients.

Location: Market Square Building (formerly Saskatoon Farmers’ Market)