Despite a cold Saturday, the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels drew more than 500 attendees to Cambridge City Hall on October 27th to sample soups from thirteen local restaurants and caterers.
The event raised over $5,700 for programs and services provided by Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), a local charity dedicated to helping seniors and adults with disabilities to live at home with independence and dignity.
The panel of celebrity judges including Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig, local food writer and broadcaster with CBC KW, Andrew Coppolino, and Dave FM host, Gayle O’Brien, selected B@THEMUSEUM as the winner of the Souper Sampler Trophy for their Onkel Hans Soup.
Honourable mentions went to Melville Café and The Easy Pour Wine Bar. The People’s Choice Award went to The Old Marina Restaurant which guests could vote for using their spare change, raising hundreds of dollars alone.
Participating restaurants including Beertown Cambridge, Blackshop Restaurant and Wine Bar, The Bruce Craft House, B@THEMUSEUM, The Easy Pour Wine Bar, EVO Kitchen, The Hungry Olive, Langdon Hall, Little Mushroom Catering, Melville Café, Old Marina Restaurant, and Zoup! Cambridge, donated their soup allowing all proceeds to support CSC clients.
CSC’s Kitchen participated for their fourth year, serving up Miso Broth with a Shitake Mushroom Dumpling, and Starbucks offered up coffee.