January 28, 2016 — 30 Area Restaurants to Compete for Title of Santa Fe’s Best Soup

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SANTA FE — Souper Bowl XXII, a fundraiser for The Food Depot, will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., from noon to 2:30 p.m., on Jan. 30, 2016.

This year’s event will host 30 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.

“We are excited to once again bring together some the area’s best chefs. There’s always good-spirited competition, excitement and fun€” all for an important cause,” said Sherry Hooper, executive director of The Food Depot. “The Souper Bowl is our largest annual fundraiser. The funds from this event support Northern New Mexicans in need throughout the year.”

Advance tickets are available through The Lensic Box Office, until noon on Jan. 29.

$30 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12, children 6 and younger are free

  • over the phone (505-988-1234)
  • in person (211 W. San Francisco St.)
  • online at TIckets Santa Fe

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

In addition to participating in the soup competition, attendees will have opportunities to learn more about The Food Depot’s programs and mission. Cookbooks filled with recipes from participating chefs, t-shirts and soup-carrying trays will be available for purchase. Thanks to event sponsors and restaurants, all proceeds from the event go directly to feed Northern New Mexicans in need of assistance.

Participating restaurants for the 2016 Souper Bowl:

La Plazuela at La Fonda, Izanami at Ten Thousand Waves, The Club at Las Campanas Hacienda Dining Room, Tortilla Flats, Anasazi Restaurant, Derailed at the Santa Fe Sage Inn, Del Charro/Inn of the Governors, Flying Tortilla, La Boca, Taberna, Paper Dosa, Santa Fe Bar and Grill, Luminaria, Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Dinner for Two, El Milagro, 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, The Guesthouse at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy, The Pantry Restaurant, Bon Appetit at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Bon Appetit Cafe© at IAIA, Cafe© Pasqual’s, Joseph’s Culinary Pub and L’Olivier.

Souper Bowl 2016 sponsors:


Hutton Broadcasting, KSFR 101.1FM Santa Fe Public Radio, Los Alamos National Bank


Albuquerque Journal, Century Bank, City of Santa Fe Councilor Signe Lindell, District 1, David Risser and Charles Goodman with New Mexico Financial Partners, John Adams with Raymond James and Associates, The Framing Company, Pronto Signs, The Santa Fe New Mexican


Alphagraphics, Flow Science, The Framing Company, 5 Stars Burgers, Good Water Company, Good Water Company, Hal Burns Truck & Equipment Services, LLC, App Wizards, Guadalupe Credit Union, Walmart, Santa Fe Monthly, Starbucks, Tumbleweeds Newspaper for Santa Fe Families, SignPlex, Zia Diner


Bellas Artes, Builders Source Appliance Gallery, Flow Science, Del Norte Credit Union, Master Tech Auto Repair, The Gonzales Family, Toyota of Santa Fe, Coca Cola Bottling Company Santa Fe, Great Ideas!


New Mexico Mutual

For immediate media inquiries, contact Director of Development Jill Gentry 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 444,000 pounds of food and household products each month, providing more than 370,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.