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SANTA FE – The people have spoken–Dinner For Two has earned the title of Santa Fe’s Best Soup at the 2015 Souper Bowl.
More than 1,000 people sampled soups from 29 restaurants at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. All proceeds from the 21st annual event go directly to feeding hungry Northern New Mexicans.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Santa Fe community,” said Sherry Hooper, executive director for The Food Depot. “The restaurants and sponsors have helped The Food Depot sustain this event for 21 years.”
In addition to the top prize, four area restaurants took home top honors for soups in the following categories:
Best Cream: Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Best Seafood: The Pantry
Best Vegetarian: Bon Appetit at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Best Savory: Dinner For Two
“This event has a huge impact on what we are able to do,” said Jill Gentry, director of development for The Food Depot. “The funds from this event help provide approximately a quarter of a million meals for hungry Northern New Mexicans.”
Participating Restaurants for Souper Bowl 2015:
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, LâOlivier, Zia Diner, Swiss Bistro & Bakery
Souper Bowl 2015 sponsors:
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 Mexican
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 C 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, or Sherry Hooper, executive director, at 505-577-0444.
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.