KEMPTVILLE — At least 14 area restaurants will ladle out their tastiest creations and vie for titles like ‘People’s Choice,’ ‘Best Soup,’ ‘Most Creative Soup,’ and ‘Best Presentation’ at the North Grenville Community Centre this Saturday — and you’re invited to savour the entries at TLC Ministries’ 11th annual Soupfest.
The field of competitors in the 2019 edition includes two establishments from Winchester, says TLC Ministries organizer Lynn Ford.
Modelled on a similar event in Hamilton, TLC Soupfest is an important fundraiser for the charitable activities of the Christian organization — TLC stands for “True Love in Christ” Ministries — with 10 percent of this year’s ticket sales earmarked for Bayview Manor and Dundas Manor.
Tickets are $10 each for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old.
Lynn Ford discusses this Saturday’s event, below.
Below, a scene from last year’s edition.
The price of admission includes sampling sumptuous soups and voting for favourites in the “People’s Choice” category. Culinary judges have been assigned the task of selecting the other winners. Some of the participating restaurants also make decadent desserts for the event’s Dessert Auction, further assisting the bottom line.
Of course, the soup tasters on scene can chase the hearty main attraction down their gullets with available-for-purchase desserts and beverages.
The event got its start in Winchester just over a decade ago, switching venues to Kemptville within the last several years.
See the official event poster and Facebook event, below.