Soup Cook-off

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

Soup, beer and entertainment – Thank you!

Farmers’ Market Building  – 414 Ave B South

Encouraging Environmental Sustainability: Affinity Credit Union partnered with Nutrien WinterShines to improve our green footprint by bringing the festival as close to zero-waste as possible. Affinity is sponsoring the Zero Waste Zone to helps us to ensure all waste from the Soup Cook Offs is either recycled or composted. The Zero Waste Zone at the Soup Cook Offs will be operated by Affinity employees who volunteer their time, which includes attending a zerowaste training course delivered by the Sask Waste Reduction Council. These volunteers will help our guests and chefs with ‘what goes where’ for everyone’s leftover materials at the Soup Cook Offs so people can properly dispose of their waste into either compost, recycling or landfill bins. This year we have replaced our Styrofoam bowls and plastic spoons with compostable versions, so they will be able to go into the green bins. Compost bins will be places in the washrooms for the paper towel, and cups will also be composted as well. We are so excited to make these changes to the festival — thank you to Affinity Credit Union for this awesome support.

New This Year — Soups paired with 9 Mile Legacy Beer!  (19+)

Wide Open Soup Cook-Off   Sunday, January 26 -12- 3 PM

Novice chefs prepared their best soup in their kitchen and serve it at the event. These chefs can be caterers, cooks at restaurants, or home cooks.   Two awards are presented: People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Award and the winners of both go on to participate in the Professional event on Wednesday, January 29.

Introducing the 2020 Wide Open Chefs

People’s Choice Judges Choice
Brittany Failler The Saskatoon Club 2nd Place
Kent Favelle Chef de Partie Catering
Grace & Lee Whittington
Home Quarter Coffee Shop
3rd Place
Ian Robertson
The Local Kitchen YXE
3rd Place
Matthew Buglass The Local Kitchen YXE
Jordan Zakoor Underground Café
Greg Krienke
Amy Harnestone Bottom of the Bowl
Taylor Morrison and Jenna Dube Living Sky Café 2nd Place


YXE Chefs’ Soup Cook-Off   Wed, Jan 29 -5- 7:30 PM

and serve up tasty soups.

Introducing the 2020 YXE Chefs (confirmed to date)

Chefs Location People’s Choice Judges Choice
Dana Chadorf The Saskatoon Club 3rd 2nd
David Rose Louis (USSU)    
Tracy Leonhardt Leopold’s Tavern   3rd
Michael Weckworth Delta Downtown Hotel    
GJ Feraro Taste Group   Winner
Robert Martin Remai / Shift    
Eliot Lang Prairieland    
Ian Robertson University of Saskatchewan 2nd  
Grace & Lee Whittington Home Quarter Coffee Shop Winner