January 16, 2015 — 29 Area Restaurants to Compete for Title Santa Fe’s Best Soup

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SANTA FE –€” The 21st annual Souper Bowl, presented by Beaver Toyota and The Food Depot, is at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from noon to 2:30 p.m., on January 17, 2015.

This year’€™s event will host 29 restaurants competing for best soup in four categories: Best Cream Soup, Best Seafood Soup, Best Vegetarian Soup and Best Savory Soup — and all restaurants will compete for the title of Best Overall Soup.

Tickets are available at the event for $35 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12.

In addition to participating in the soup competition, attendees will have opportunities to bid on wonderful silent auction items and purchase cookbooks filled with recipes from area chefs. All proceeds from the event go directly to feeding hungry Northern New Mexicans.

“We excited to once again bring together some the area’s best chefs for a little good-spirited competition and a lot of fun, all for a good cause,”€ said Sherry Hooper, executive director of The Food Depot. “€œThe Souper Bowl is our biggest annual fundraiser. The funds from last year’s event fed 240,000 hungry Northern New Mexicans.”

Participating restaurants for the 2015 Souper Bowl:

Blue Corn Brewery, Dr. Field Goods Kitchen, Jinja Bar & Bistro Santa Fe, La Plazuela at La Fonda, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, Santacafe, Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Dinner for Two, El Milagro New Mexican Restaurant, Loyal Hound, Old House at Eldorado Hotel Spa, Rio Chama Steakhouse, Rooftop Pizzeria, Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Kingston Residence of Santa Fe, Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, Terra Cotta Wine Bistro, The Bistro at Santa Fe Courtyard by Marriott, The Guesthouse at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy, The Pantry Restaurant, Alameda Cafe©, Back Road Pizza, Bon Appetit at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Bon Appetit Cafe© at IAIA, Cafe© Pasqual’s, Joseph’s Culinary Pub, L’Olivier, Zia Diner, Swiss Bistro & Bakery

Souper Bowl 2015 sponsors:


Beaver Toyota


Hutton Broadcasting, KSFR 101.1FM Santa Fe Public Radio, Los Alamos National Bank, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Santa Fe


Premiere Distributing Co., City of Santa Fe, The Framing Company, The Santa Fe New Mexica


Alphagraphics, Flow Science, The Framing Company, 5 Stars Burgers, Good Water Company

Raymond James and Associates, Hal Burns Truck & Equipment Services, Olive Garden, App Wizards, Pronto Signs, Walmart, Santa Fe Monthly, Starbucks, Tumbleweeds Newspaper for Santa Fe Families


Denman and Associates, Century Bank, Great Ideas!, Flow Science, Del Norte Credit Union, Bellas Artes, SignPlex


Bar €œC€ Metal Roofing Suppliers Inc., Master Tech Auto Repair, Elevate Media, Fitness Plus, Wilson Transfer and Storage, Guadalupe Credit Union, New Mexico Mutual

For immediate media inquiries, contact Jill Gentry, director of development, at 505-452-6318.

The Food Depot is committed to ending hunger in Northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine Northern New Mexico counties, The Food Depot provides food to more than 145 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, hot meal programs, homeless shelters, youth programs, senior centers, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. This service enables these agencies to stay focused on their primary missions such as sheltering homeless families, providing hot meals to the homebound and offering life skills development to youth. The food bank distributes an average of 400,000 pounds of food and household products each month, providing more than 500,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.