Souper Bowl

Food Depot’s Souper Bowl is one of our signature fundraising events. After careful consideration and surveying over 150 previous attendees, leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel what would have been Souper Bowl XXVI, aka The Food Depot’s 27th soup-based fundraising event for January 2022. Historically the event has raised enough money for over 220,000 meals in event proceeds. Without this event, we miss an important fundraising event on our calendar. We would be honored if you would consider making a $35 donation in the value of an event ticket.

The Food Depot’s food costs are up 136% this fiscal year over the pre-pandemic period. We know that the rising food costs, along with fuel, are hard-hitting on the people we serve. The Food Depot holds the health of employees, volunteers, and people we serve in the highest regard. Unfortunately, there are too many unknowns and considerations related to COVID variants for an indoor wintertime event that historically has had over 1,000 attendees. We care about you and the people we serve. We look forward to the return of Souper Bowl this time of year in 2023.


Thank you to the supporters of The Souper Bowl Fundraiser 2022:

ArableDashing DeliveryDel Charro at the Inn of the GovernorsJambo CafeLa Montañita Co-op Food MarketMampuku RamenMarquez DeliPaper DosaRowley Farmhouse AlesSanta Fe Bar and GrillSweetwater Harvest Kitchen


Souper Bowl XXVI
Proudly Presented by The Santa Fe New Mexican
February 1, 2020

Santa Fe Convention Center from Noon – 2:30 p.m.
VIP Tasting 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Food Depot Celebrates its 26th Souper Bowl!

Please join us in celebrating this beloved culinary fundraiser at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Your attendance can help make a difference for those in need in our community.

Last year, over 220,000 meals were served to our New Mexican neighbors in need thanks to the generosity of people like you, who supported this event.

Get ready to sample unlimited mouth-watering soups from 24 of your favorite local chefs as they compete for best soup in four categories—Cream, Savory, Seafood, and Vegetarian—plus the coveted “Best Soup” category.

Purchase VIP Tasting tickets to experience unlimited soup sampling without the lines one hour ahead of the public event.

Voting closes at 2 p.m. when guests are welcome to further their impact by purchasing $5 takeout containers to fill with any leftover soup. Winners are announced before the event ends.

Local businesses join in Souper Bowl as in-kind and financial sponsors. Culinary experts donate their skill, talent and staff time — plus hundreds of gallons of soup. They are the reason why this event is not only possible, but successful, and The Food Depot’s primary annual fundraiser. We are incredibly grateful for their support.

Purchase Tickets Early & Save!

Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 2nd. Children under 6 are free.
Tickets will be only be sold on The Food Depot’s website.
All advance ticket sales end Fri, Jan 31 at 2pm.

VIP TASTING 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (limited availability): $75 adult | $25 children ages 6-12
Experience Souper Bowl an hour before the public event without the lines!
Tickets include entry to public event and complimentary keepsake soup tray.

EARLY BIRD (Dec 2 – Jan 2, 2020): $30 adult | $5 children ages 6-12

ADVANCE TICKETS (Jan 3 – Jan 31, 2019 at 2pm): $35 adult | $10 children ages 6-12

DAY OF EVENT: $45 adult | $10 children ages 6-12

When you buy Souper Bowl tickets and merchandise, you help feed those in need. Last year this highly anticipated community event raised enough funds to provide 132 tons (264,000 pounds!) of food to serve the most vulnerable members of our community. Plan on purchasing your tickets December 2nd and taste how good it feels to help end hunger!


  • If you would like to become a sponsor of this year’s Souper Bowl, please contact Development Director, Jill Dixon; 505-471-1633 x 116
  • All restaurant spots are filled! If you would like to be added to the backup list in this year’s Souper Bowl, please contact Development Director, Jill Dixon; 505-471-1633 x 116

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Participating Restaurants 2020 (by category)

Café Bon Appétit at IAIA & SFO Cream
Café Pasqual’s Cream
Del Charro at The Inn of the Governors Cream
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe Cream
L’Oliver Cream
Market Street Cream
Barranca Cafe at Cities of Gold Casino & Hotel Savory
Rowley Farmhouse Ales Savory
Sabor Peruano Savory
AGAVE Restaurant & Lounge Savory
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Savory
La Montanita Co-op Savory
Boxcar Santa Fe Seafood
El Nido Seafood
Legacy of Santa Fe Seafood
Santa Fe School of Cooking Seafood
Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Seafood
Café Mimosa Seafood
El Castillo Life Plan Community Vegetarian
Jambo Café Vegetarian
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine Vegetarian
Vinaigrette Vegetarian
Violet Crown Vegetarian
Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe Vegetarian


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Headline Sponsor
Santa Fe New Mexican
Platinum Sponsors
Albuquerque Journal
City of Santa Fe — Councilor Signe Lindell, District 1
David Risser, Charles Goodman, and Peter Murphy with Financial Partners
Enterprise Bank and Trust
Hutton Broadcasting
Gold Sponsors
Century Bank
Flow Science
Zia Energia Craft Beverages
Pronto Signs
Silver Sponsors
AllPrint Graphics
Builders Source Appliance Gallery
Guadalupe Credit Union
Hal Burns Truck and Equipment Service, LLC
John G. Rehders General Contractor, Inc
KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe Public Radio
Lucky Dawg Daycare
Santa Fe Reporter
Bronze Sponsors
Bellas Artes
Christus St. Vincent
Cuddy & McCarthy LLP
Dr. Dave Brenner
Fairbrother Policy Studies
GMB Construction Inc.
Starline Printing
Del Norte Credit Union
John R. Adams, Financial Advisor, Raymond James and Associates

Participating Restaurants 2019 (by category)

Anasazi Restaurant Cream
Café Mimosa Cream
El Castillo Life Plan Community Cream
La Boca Cream
La Plazuela at La Fonda Cream
Vinaigrette Cream
Barranca Café at Cities of Gold Casino & Hotel Savory
Café Bon Appétit at IAIA & SFO Savory
Jambo Café Savory
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine Savory
Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Savory
Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Savory
Del Charro at The Inn of the Governors Seafood
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe Seafood
Paper Dosa Seafood
Rio Chama Seafood
Rowley Farmhouse Ales  Seafood
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Seafood
Café Pasqual’s Vegetarian
Milad Persian Bistro Vegetarian
MiSanta Catering Vegetarian
Social Kitchen + Bar Vegetarian
Tecolote Café Vegetarian
Violet Crown Café Vegetarian


Congratulations to Our 2019 Winners

Best Overall Soup
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine
Chef Kimnath Nou
Chicken Red Curry

Best Savory Soup
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine
Chicken Red Curry

Best Seafood Soup
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Thai Coconut Seafood Soup

Best Vegetarian
Social Kitchen + Bar
Corn Chowder

Best Cream Soup
El Castillo Life Plan Community
Carribean Martinini

<h1Past Souper Bowl Winners

Best Overall Soup: Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine
Seafood: Dinner for Two Savory: Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine
Vegetarian: Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Cream: Jambo Cafe

Best Overall Soup: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Seafood: Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Savory: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Vegetarian: The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Cream: Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Best Overall Soup: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Seafood: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Savory: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Vegetarian: Paper Dosa Cream: Rio Chama

Best Overall Soup: Dinner for Two
Seafood: The Pantry
Savory: Dinner for Two
Vegetarian: Café Bon Appétit
Cream: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Best Overall Soup: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Seafood: Nath’s Specialty Catering
Savory: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Vegetarian: Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Cream: El Milagro

Best Overall Soup: Jambo Café
Seafood: Azur Mediterranean Kitchen
Savory: Café Pasqual’s
Vegetarian: The Pantry
Cream: Jambo Café

Best Overall Soup Winners 1994-2012

Jambo Café 2012
Jambo Café 2011
Jambo Café 2010
Encantado, An Auberge Resort 2009
Joes’ Diner 2008
La Casa Sena 2007
La Casa Sena 2006
Fuego at La Posada de Santa Fe 2005
Fuego 2004 (Zanios Food Souper Bowl)
Inn of the Anasazi 2003
Inn of the Anasazi 2002
Mu Du Noodles 2000
Prana 1999
Back Street Bistro 1998
Back Street Bistro 1997
Bistro 315 1996
Inn of the Anasazi 1995