What is it all about?
The SoupFest soup dinner starts at 4PM in an expansive and tastefully decorated function room at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. Attendees can sample thirty-five unique specialty soups crafted by chefs from the Concord area. Artisan breads are available in abundance, along with a vast selection of desserts prepared by over twenty-five local bakery chefs. There is live music and food-safe bowls hand-crafted by potters and schools can be purchased at the door.
SoupFest is about the gourmet soups…
…SoupFest is about the artisan breads and desserts…
Jonathan Sadowski, SouperFest Bread Manager
I have been a Concord resident for eight years and a homemade bread enthusiast for about the same amount of time. This is my 6th SoupFest and I fall more in love with and more committed to making this event better every year. Seeing homelessness up close through volunteer work at South Church’s cold weather shelter lit a fire in my belly to be active with the CCEH, and discovering a way to help while filling people’s bellies made my engagement with this event an easy choice. I am a special education teacher in Manchester and enjoy playing basketball, hiking with my crazy family, and, of course, trying/inventing new bread recipes. I look forward to filling seats and reed baskets this year, and for years to come.
A special thank you to our 2018 Bread Chefs: The Crust and Crumb; The Bread Peddler; Wesley United Methodist Church (Concord); Concordia Lutheran Church (Concord); Helaine Kanesgsberg; Carol Schapira; Ryan Walls; Oge Young; Lynne Morgan; Jon Sadowski; Jeannie Chin-Berger
Our Dessert Chefs: Wesley United Methodist Church (Concord); Temple Beth Jacob (Concord); Concord Garden Club Concord Junior Service League; South Congregational Church; Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (Concord); Elizabeth Murphy; Becky Cawley; Pam Kenison; Judy Proctor; Faye Dunn; Diane Raimo; Judy Proctor
…it’s about the artisan bowls…
Again available for purchase at SouperFest will be hand crafted soup bowls and 2-D artwork, and handcrafted ceramic mugs! All proceeds benefit the work of CCEH.
The selection of soup bowls, mugs and art work will have been crafted by many individuals from professional and local potters and artists, to students and teachers from Rundlett Middle School, Concord High School, and St Paul’s School. Rundlett students in all three grades will work to decorate the SF halls, lobby, and table centerpieces each with an international theme. Stephanie Bednaz, art teacher at RMS said, “The kids are involved in this project because it is a fantastic way for our students to think about others in need and through their art to give back to those who are experiencing homelessness.”
Pottery workshops will be held at RMS and CHS and to support the international flavor of SF, an effort will be made to involve international students in making bowls and mugs.
Also involved is the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. Sara Petipas, a pottery teacher there, will volunteer as an instructor for a group of adults including international friends, to craft bowls and mugs for the event. On the painting front, there will be paintings from local artists.
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness would like to thank all of the above for their support of Bowl Art at SouperFest and for their support of CCEH!!
…and it’s about the music (Sink and Soha Trio: Dave Soha on piano, Mike Sink on bass, Tim Sink on flute and saxophone) and the laughter and knowing that a community has come together to help those most in need!
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