Stone Soup 2020
Our 8th annual Stone Soup fundraiser happened on March 11, 2020, at the Manitoba Hydro Place Gallery in downtown Winnipeg over the lunch hour.
Twelve featured chefs prepared tasty signature soups and the community came together to raise awareness and support school meal and snack programs across Manitoba!
Tickets were $15 and the public got the opportunity to taste three signature soups and then vote on the People’s Choice Winner. We also had four celebrity judges on site to choose the Judge’s Choice Winner, based on a number of factors (eg; taste, presentation, etc.). Our judges this year were James Bedford- President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, James Favel-Executive Director of Bear Clan Patrol Inc., Michelle Jean-Paul-Principal Seven Oaks School Division and Jen Zoratti- Columnist/feature writer, Arts & Life-Winnipeg Free Press.
The People’s Choice Winner: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Catering Services, Candied Bacon and Potato Chowder with Bothwell Cheddar Cheese!
The Judge’s Choice Winner: Rudy’s Eat and Drink, Chicken Corn Chowder
Each year at the Stone Soup event, a school that receives funding from the Child Nutrition Council, is invited to prepare a soup and have students attend the event. For Stone Soup 2020, Technical-Vocational High School Culinary Arts was chosen to participate. Led by Culinary Arts Instructor Livia Gloux, students in the Culinary Arts Program competed in their very own “Soup Wars” to choose the winning student chef and signature soup to be featured at the Stone Soup event. Through this competition they were also able to raise $383.45 which was donated to the Council. Thank you Technical-Vocational High School Culinary Arts students and staff!
Funds raised at the event directly support meal and snack programs in schools. Programs funded by the Council, are universal, and available for any school-age student at no cost to the student regardless of perceived need. Through our work we have seen the positive impact of nourishment programs in Manitoba, indicating that the investment in school breakfast, snack and lunch programs has the potential to improve student’s diet quality, academic performance, and long term health, thus setting students up for future opportunities to gain education, employment and vital skills for life.
Our Stone Soup volunteer committee receives all of the credit for putting on this wonderful event. We would also like to thank the volunteers who came out in support of the event on March 11th. We could not organize this event without our dedicated volunteers!
Soups were generously prepared by and served by the following community participants:
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Catering
Rudy’s Eat & Drink
Taverna Rodos Restaurant & Lounge
17 Wing, CFB Winnipeg
SMITH Restaurant & Lounge
Tec Voc High School
Little Goat Food & Drink
Marion Street Eatery
Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery
Forth Projects Ltd
A special thank you to Lindsey Enns, Media Communications Specialist with The Manitoba Teachers’ Society for taking photos at the event.