Soup Cook-off

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

Soup, beer and entertainment – hundreds of people attend — get your tickets now!

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

Ten novice chefs are invited to prepare their best soup in their own commercial 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. The Judge’s Choice winner goes on to participate in the Professional event on Wednesday, January 29.

Introducing the 2020 Wide Open Chefs

  • Brittany Failler Saskatoon Club
    Kent Favell Chef de Partie Catering
    Grace Whittington Home Quarter Coffee Shop
    Ian Roberson The Local Kitchen YXE
    Matthew Buglass The Local Kitchen YXE
    Jordan Zakoor – 2016 Winner Underground Café
    Greg Krienke & Dan Aitken
    Amy Harnestone Bottom of the Bowl
    Taylor Morrison and Jenna Dube Living Sky Café


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

Nine members of the Saskatoon professional chef’s association (CCFCC Saskatoon Branch) are invited by the president to put their best soup forward. They are joined by the winner of the novice event to compete for Soup Master of the Year. Each chef is paired with a local media celebrity who come to the Cook-off to support their partner chef, have fun, banter with each other, and serve up tasty soups. Two awards are presented: People’s Choice Award and the Judges’ Award.

Introducing the 2020 YXE Chefs (confirmed to date)

  • Dana Chadorf Saskatoon Club
    David Rose Louis (USSU)
    Tracy Leonhardt Leopold’s Tavern
    Michael Weckworth Radisson
    Gerald Deraro Taste Group  
    Robert Martin Remi / Shift
    Eliot Lang Prairieland