Below is the starting line up for the March 10, 2018 SoupFest Chefs
(More to be added as sign-ups continue)
Tom Fredenburg- Gerstensuppe Soup (Swiss Barley)
Retired tenants’ rights attorney, former CCEH board member, former owner of the homeless resource center and site of the future winter shelter. I believe that housing is a right, not a privilege, and that bringing Concord’s homelessness to functional zero must be our goal. Ask me about my oyster farm!
Doreen Oliveira – Chicken Soup
This is my third year involved with SouperFest; my second as a soup chef. I’m excited to return and be part of this special event. I’ll be making chicken soup this year. I’m employed by SJCS Meals on Wheels in Merrimack, and my fiancé and I manage Mulberry Creek Imagery–a fine art photography studio. We live in Pembroke and love to travel, hike, kayak and take lots of pictures!
Susan Zlotnick-Hale, MD – Italian Chestnut Chickpea Soup with Farro
I am a retired physician who moved to New Hampshire after living in Italy for 3 years while my husband served in the US Army. My interests include knitting, weaving and cooking.
Judith Maloy – Butternut Squash
Judith is Director and CEO of Polaris Direct, a nationally-acclaimed direct marketing services and printing company located in Hooksett, NH. As owner of a certified women-owned company, Judith plays an active role in supporting minority and women-owned businesses by serving on the WBENC Forum and the NH advisory board for Center for Women and Enterprise. When she’s not making marketing campaigns, she’s making meals for her family and friends. An avid soup lover, one of her favorites is butternut squash soup.
Jim Doremus – Gazpacho
Jim is the Chief Executive Officer for the Concord Family YMCA. Jim has worked for the nonprofit, social services sector in the greater Concord area for the past 33 years, including leadership roles with the Friends Program and White Birch Community Center. He resides in Henniker with his wife Susan Murray and son Jackson.
Nicki Clarke – Hamburger Soup
Nicki has served as the Executive Director of the Capitol Center for the Arts since 2007. When Nicki is not engaged in some artistic or community development pursuit in Concord, she can be found making soup or tending her garden in Quechee, Vermont.
Kimberly Yarlott – Creamy Tomato
Kim, a long time friend of the late Jim Kinhan, returns for her fourth year as a participating chef and long time participant of the Soup Fest. Kim was 2017 National Distinguished Principal. When not at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, she can be found on a USTA team, the ski slopes, volunteering, at BookClub, or with family and friends.
Diana Erickson – Russian Borscht
Diana is a current title holder of Mrs. New Hampshire America 2017, Black Belt in Taekwondo and has a PhD in Sociology. Diana is originally from Russia, and now is Hudson resident, a Mom of three children, and a fitness instructor at the Workout Club and Thrive Outdoors. She is passionate about international cuisine, traveling, volunteering, a healthy life style and minimalism.
Will Delker- Linsensuppe, German Lentil Soup with Ham
Will Delker is a resident of Concord where he lives with his wife and cat. He is also a member of South Congregational Church. Will has deep German roots. His father came to America in the 1960s and Will spent time studying in Germany and visiting relatives there. German Lentil Soup (Linsensuppe) is a family favorite. His German grandmother (Oma) made it when he was growing up.
Gayle is the chair of the Board of the NH Coalition to End Homelessness and is glad to support our sister organization to end homelessness in Concord. She is a UCC pastor, working to minister to those people who are alienated from the traditional church. Gayle and her husband Bob have loved living in Concord for 37 years.
R.P. Hale – In Posólli Nixtamál in quilitl-nanácatl totómitica (Gluten Free)
R.P. Hale grew up in a Mexican family in Tucson, Arizona; and he continues many multi-generational traditions in the visual arts, music, Letterpress printing, calligraphy, wood-engraving and printmaking – and the traditional Mexican cooking of Sonora and southern Arizona. There is no more worthwhile beneficiary than the Coalition to End Homelessness. This entity is in chronic immediate need of assistance.
Gerri & Ron King – Soup Pistou
Ron King is an architect and President of Natural Playground Companies. They design and build playgrounds without equipment throughout the country. Gerri King is a social Psychologist and Organizational Consultant who works throughout the US and sometimes abroad. Jim Kinhan (the Superfest Founder) was Gerri’s former partner at Human Dynamics Associates. It was such a satisfying and enjoyable experience that we can’t imagine not doing it every year.
Courtney & Josh Moser – Tuscan Tortellini
We are a very large family in the small town of Deerfield, NH trying to make a difference for the people in our community. We have been working together as siblings and business partners for a very long time to expand and impact people in a way that is unlike any other restaurant you will experience. As a small town family restaurant we do everything we can to give back to our local community. Being such a large family with seven children and eleven grand children, we understand the need and importance of programs such as the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and how we can support them even from our small town. As soon as we were asked to help support this cause, we immediately decided we would do whatever we could to help!
Willow Mauck – Mulligatawny (Vegan)
I love making soups and providing delicious, healthy, conscious food for people as well as for great causes such as this.
Millie LaFontaine – Pumpkin Peanut
Millie LaFontaine is a retired physician who has been proud to call Concord home since 1990. Her husband, Mike LaFontaine, is a longtime Coalition to End Homelessness volunteer and board member who didn’t even have to twist her arm to try her hand as a SoupChef for this event. Millie and Mike are the parents of three sons, and are the delighted grandparents of Baby Cora.
Darryl Dolcino – Portuguese Kale Soup
I am a home cook, woodworker and parent who has lived in the Concord area for more than 49 years. It is a pleasure to volunteer for such a worthwhile organization.