Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off

Please join us on Monday, February 29, 2016 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

CLICK HERE to Download the 2016 Restaurant Registration Form

Event Date:
Monday, February 29, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost:
Ages 9 & Up$15 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 restaurants 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.

An admission fee and a food donation to the Food Pantry entitles you to enjoy sample-size cups of any and all entered soups, plus the opportunity to vote for your favorite.  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.

At the end of the evening, two trophies will be awarded; one for PEOPLE’S CHOICE and one for JUDGE’S CHOICE.  Each champion will have the honor of displaying the coveted SOUPER BOWL TROPHIES in their restaurant for the year. An additional award will be presented for the BEST VISUAL PRESENTATION so be creative in your table presentation.

There is no entry fee for restaurants & their 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 and their restaurants 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.  Refer to the restaurant registration form for additional information.

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, Whitehouse and the Hunterdon Horizon eClub.  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.

2016 Soup Cook Off – Highlights

The 9th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the H.C.R.H.S. Commons.  Nearly 600 people were in attendance and the event raised more than $10,000 that will be donated to the six food pantries in Hunterdon County.

Winners of the PEOPLE’s Choice:

1st Place (People’s Choice)Huterdon County Polytech (Career Cafe) for their Parsnip White Bean & Roasted Garlic

2nd Place (People’s Choice)Cook to Order for their Tomato & Spinach Bisque

3rd Place (People’s Choice)55 Main for their Lobster Pot Pie

Winners of the JUDGE’s Choice:

1st Place (Judge’s Choice)55 Main for their Lobster Pot Pie

2nd Place (Judge’s Choice)The Pattenburg House for their Broccoli Cheddar

3rd Place (Judge’s Choice)Atrium Cafe (Hunterdon Wellness Center) for their Hot & Sour Asian Chicken

Best Table PresentationHunterdon Medical Center

Click Here for the 2016 Event PHOTO ALBUM

2016 Participating Restaurants
1) Milford Oyster House Bayou Black Bean Soup
2) 55 Main
Lobster Pot Pie
3) The Pattenburg House
Broccoli Cheddar
4) Cook To Order
Tomato & Spinach Bisque
5) Jakes Restaurant & Bar
Cream of Mushroom
6) Brunello Trattoria
Italian Wedding Soup
7) Caffe Galleria
Chicken Chili
8) Oase Grille (Clinton Holiday Inn)
Butternut Squash Bisque
9) Copper Hill Country Club
Broccoli Cheddar
10) Basil Bandwagon
Mulligatawny Soup
11) Hunterdon County Polytech (Career Cafe)
Parsnip White Bean & Roasted Garlic
12) Dockside Market & Grill
Crab & Barley Soup
13) Rosemont Cafe
Black Bean with Cilantro, Sour Cream & Tortillas
14) Hunterdon Medical Center
Carrot Ginger
15) Atrium Cafe (Hunterdon Wellness Center)
Hot & Sour Asian Chicken Soup
16) Ye Olde Sub Base Beer Cheese Soup

2015 Soup Cook Off – Highlights

The 8th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off was held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the H.C.R.H.S. Commons.

Judges ChoiceCaffe Galleria for their Butternut Squash Bisque

1st Place (People’s Choice)Caffe Galleria for their Butternut Squash Bisque

2nd Place (People’s Choice)Teaberry’s Tea Room for their Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

3rd Place (People’s Choice)Mountain View Chalet for their Cream of Potato & Apple Wood Bacon Soup

Best Table PresentationHunterdon Medical Center

Click Here for the 2015 Event PHOTO ALBUM

2015 Participating Restaurants
1) Caffe Galleria Butternut Squash Bisque
2) The Grill Shack
Hearty Tomato Soup
3) Teaberry’s Tea Room Bacon Cheeseburger
4) Hunterdon Medical Center Bermuda Fish Chowder
5) Riley & Jakes Cajun Chicken & Sausage Soup
6) The Pattenburg House Stuffed Pepper Soup
7) Cook To Order Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
8) Dockside Market & Grill New England Clam Chowder
9) Milford Oyster House Crab Corn Chowder
10) Baker’s Treat St. Patty’s Day Soup
11) Brunel Trattoria
Pasta Fagioli
12) Chive & Thyme Cafe Louisiana Gumbo with Andouille, Shrimp & Chicken
13) 55 Main Chicken and Corn Chowder
14) La Casa Bianca Chocolate Cappuccino Soup
15) Basil Bandwagon Cuban Black Bean
16) Mountain View Chalet Cream of Potato & Apple Wood Bacon
17) Ye Olde Sub Base Beer Cheese Soup
18) The National Hotel (Frenchtown) Andouille, Shrimp & Crawfish Gumbo
19) Kingtut Wild Mushroom Soup
20) Oase Grille (Clinton Holiday Inn) Louisiana Gumbo

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.