Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off

Please join us on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm to help FIGHT “HUNGER IN HUNTERDON”.

It’s winter! Perfect time to compete for the “Best Soup in Hunterdon” Title!!

Event Chair:
Mick Schaible
Tel(609) 460-4530
soup@FlemingtonRotaryNJ.org

2014 Restaurant Registration Form

Event Date:
Monday, February 24, 2014
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost:
Ages 9 & Up$10 per person + a can of food to donate to the local food pantries.
Ages 5 to 8: $5 per person + can of food.
Ages 4 & Younger: Free

Where:
29 Junction Road
H.C.R.H.S. Commons (Next to Field House)
Flemington, NJ 08822

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Thanks to our Primary Event Sponsor:

The Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon County present the Annual, Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off every year in February at the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Commons, 29 Junction Road, Flemington, NJ, 08822.

DO YOU MAKE THE BEST SOUP IN HUNTERDON COUNTY?

20 professional chefs enter their favorite soup, competing for a “Best Soup in Hunterdon County” trophy (The SOUPER Bowl). This trophy is like the “Stanley Cup” of hockey, passed on from year to year. There will be a second and a third place awards as well. Soup-lovers from all over the county are invited in to taste sample-size cups of any and all soups for admission of $10 and a can of food for the food pantry. The soups will be accompanied by rolls and dessert prepared by Hunterdon County Polytech Culinary Arts students and students from Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

All tasters will be asked to vote for their favorite soup and winners will be announced at the end of the event. There is no entry fee for chefs. Soups must be fully prepared when brought to Commons at HCRHS – 10 gallons requested. Each soup must be labeled with the chef’s (restaurant) name and contact information.

Chefs will be responsible for presentation and equipment needed to keep the soup ready to serve. Participants will be selected on a first come, first-served basis, limited to 20 professional contestants.

The Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off is a community awareness project of the Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon County, dedicated to helping people in our community. All cook-off proceeds will be donated to the food pantries of Hunterdon County to fight HUNGER IN HUNTERDON.

Soup Supports Hunterdon County Food Banks:

The Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off is a community awareness project of the Hunterdon County Rotary Clubs. All net proceeds will be donated to the various food banks in Hunterdon County.  The following are the Food Banks supported:

Delaware Valley Interfaith Council
Fisherman’s Mark
Flemington Area Food Pantry
North Hunterdon Food Pantry
Open Cupboard Food Pantry
Starfish Food Pantry

Joint Effort by the Hunterdon County Rotary Clubs:

This event is organized and run as a joint effort by the Rotary Clubs of Flemington, Clinton Sunrise, North Hunterdon, Lambertville-New Hope and Whitehouse.  We are service clubs dedicated to helping people in our community and throughout the world. The event is held at the end of February in recognition of Rotary International’s Anniversary, which had it’s very first meeting on February 23, 1905 in Room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago as convened by Rotary founder Paul P. Harris.

2014 Soup Cook Off – Highlights

The 7th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the H.C.R.H.S. Commons.  We had approximately 700 people attend and raised $9,500 to be donated directly to the County’s five food pantries.

Judges ChoiceTeaberry’s Tea Room for their Baked Potato Soup

1st Place (People’s Choice)Mountain View Chalet for their Creamy Buffalo Chicken

2nd Place (People’s Choice – Tie)Teaberry’s Tea Room for their Baked Potato Soup

2nd Place (People’s Choice – Tie)Hunterdon Medical Center for their Portobello Mushroom with Sausage & Crab Meat

3rd Place (People’s Choice)Ye Old Sub Base for their Beer Cheese Soup

Best Table PresentationCaffe Galleria Restaurant & Market

Click Here for the 2014 Event PHOTO ALBUM

2014 Participating Restaurants
Caffe Galleria Restaurant  French Onion Soup
Milford Oyster House  Alphabet Soup
Hunterdon Medical Center  Portobello Mushroom w/ Sausage & Crabmeat
Teaberry’s Tea Room  Baked Potato Soup
Ye Olde Sub Base  Beer Cheese Soup
Max’s 31, a Trattoria  Chicken Vegetable Soup
La Casa Bianca  Cream of Cauliflower and Sweet Potato
The Pattenburg House  Tomato Roasted Red Pepper
The Grill Shack  Escarole & Cannellini Bean w/ Ricotta Cavatelle
Oase Grille  Low Country She-Crab Soup
Dockside Market and Grill  Seafood Chowder
Theresa’s Cafe  Harvest Butternut Squash
Jakes Restaurant  Black Bean w/ Avocado Crema
River Blue Cafe  Tomato and Chicken Florentine
55 Main  Crab Chowder
Chive and Thyme Catering  Hearty Minestrone w/ Sausage
Gallo Rosso  Garlic Roasted Tomato Basil
Mountain View Chalet  Creamy Buffalo Chicken
DiSh Catering  Bacon Split Pea w/ Roasted Pear Accent
Basil Bandwagon  Thai Veggie

2013 Soup Cook Off – Highlights

The 6th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off, held on February 25, 2013, was the most successful in the event’s history.  Twenty restaurants competed, more than 800 attendees sampled and voted for the County’s best soup, and more than $10,000 was raised and donated directly to the County’s five food pantries.

 Judges PickMatt’s Red Rooster Grill for their Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Potato and Corn Chowder.

 1st Place (Popular Vote)Mountain View Chalet for their Italian Wedding Soup.

 2nd Place (Tie for Popular Vote):  Hunterdon Medical Center for their Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup.

 2nd Place (Tie for Popular Vote)Ye Olde Sub Base for their Beer Cheese Soup.

 3rd Place (Popular Vote)55 Main for their Crab Chowder.

 Best Table Presentation:  Hunterdon Medical Center

2013 Soup Cookoff – Photo Album

2013 Participating Restaurants
Mountain View Chalet  Italian Wedding Soup
Teaberry’s Tea Room  Chicken Artichoke and Brie Soup
DiSh Catering  Roasted Poblano Bisque with Chicken
Hunterdon Medical Center  Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup
55 Main  Crab Chowder
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill  Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Potato and Corn Chowder
Inn of the Hawk  Stuffed Pepper Soup
River Blue Cafe  Country Ham and Three Bean Soup
Milford Oyster House  Vegetable Beef Soup
Theresa’s Cafe  Tomato Basil with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Ye Olde Sub Base  Beer Cheese Soup
Basil Bandwagon  Coconut Red Lentil Soup
Max’s 31, a Trattoria  Pasta Fagioli
Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet  New England Clam Chowder
The Pattenburg House  Tuscan Potato Soup
Garden Gourmet  Ultimate Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Chive and Thyme Catering  Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Jakes Restaurant  Seafood Gumbo
Panatieri’s Pizza & Pasta  Zuppa Di Mare
Caffe Galleria Restaurant  Chicken Chowder

 

2012 Soup Cook Off – Highlights:

5th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off (Mon, 2/27/2012):   The 5th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held on Mon,  2/27/2012 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the H.C.R.H.S. Commons.

First Place went to the Mountain View Chalet for their fabulous Chicken Gumbo, for which they received the SOUPER BOWL trophy for the BEST SOUP IN HUNTERDON COUNTY.  They are located at 154 Route 73 (just off I-78) in Asbury, NJ. Second Place went to Teaberry’s Tea Room for their Smoked Cheddar Shrimp Corn Chowder. Third Place went to DISHcatering for their Tomato Bacon Bisque topped with Warm Raclette.

2011 Soup Cook Off – Highlights:

4th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off (Mon, 2/28/2011):  The 4th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held on Mon, 2/28/2011 from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the H.C.R.H.S. Commons.  Thanks to the combined efforts of the Hunterdon County Rotary Clubs, there was a turnout of 521 people.

The Mountain View Chalet located at 154 Route 73 (just off I-78) in Asbury, NJ, won the SOUPER BOWL trophy for the BEST SOUP IN HUNTERDON COUNTY, with their fabulous Tomato Bisque.  Ed Coss from the Milford Oyster House won the SILVER AWARD and Anthony Krzywicki from the Inn of the Hawk in Lambertville was the BRONZE AWARD winner. Inn of the Hawk also won the Best Presentation Award.