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Local Chefs and Foodies Support Soup Sisters
Our volunteer Chefs know that the best cooks are people that give. "You can taste it in the food," says Chef Michael Allemier.
If you are looking for a great soup recipe you will find it from of our guest Chef facilitators featured in the Soup Sisters Cookbook.
Chef Michael Allemier, Sait Instructor
Chef Andrew Richardson, Blink Restaurant
Rogelio Herrara, Head Chef Alloy Restaurant, Candela
Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Chef, writer, cookbook author
Julie Van Rosendaal, One Smart Cookie Inc.
Nicole Gomes, Nicole Gourmet Ltd.
Shawn Greenwood, Executive Chef Taste
Pierre Lamielle, Author of the award winning Kitchenscraps
Patrick Dunn, InterCourse Chef Services
Robert Stewart, Executive Chef Sunterra
Shefali Somani, Chef's Fiery Kitchen
Darren Nixon, Divine
Kevin Kent, Knifewear
Jonah Joffe, Candela
Kimi Nakamura, Nanatari Ltd.
Dallas Suttie, Group933 Hospitality
Karl Jarrett, Spade to Blade
Darnell Japp, Avec Bisto
Calgary Soup Sisters
In partnership with the Cookbook Company Cooks , Sunterra Market, Keynote and Atco Blue Flame Kitchen we support The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter,The Doorway, Awo Taan Healing Lodge and the YWCA Mary Dover House through the monthly donation of over 800 servings of nurturing and delicious soups. Community members come together five times each month to support our recipients by making delicious soup that sends a 'hug in a bowl.'Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers charge a $55 participation fee per person to cover the expenses of ingredients for the soups, the venue, equipment, supervision, and a Chef or professional facilitator. This ensures that the finest ingredients possible are used every time for the soups we provide to women, children and youth. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants. Each event produces approximately 150-250 servings of fresh soup that sustains your local shelter with nourishing and nurturing soup each month.
For more information or to book a soup making event contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to the Bookings page now to find a date that works for you.
The inaugural Soup Sisters Launch- March 2009
The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter was the first shelter in Western Canada for women fleeing family violence and abuse, and also the first shelter recipient of Soup Sisters in Canada. Through their leadership and support emerged our template for supporting shelters country wide and the appreciation for the value that a bowl of soup has to quietly contributing to the success of thousands of Calgarians on their journeys towards lives free of family violence. The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter is one of the largest organizations in Canada for women, children, youth and men hurt by family violence.
First batch of soup for youth at The Doorway
The Doorway assists teens and young adults from the ages of 16-24 who have made the choice to transition from street culture into mainstream society. We offer delicious soup as a simple gift to nurture and nourish, warm and help fill the empty spaces in their lives, both physically and emotionally. It is our hope that the availability of a nurturing, fulfilling bowl of soup made by caring adults from their city will assist these deserving young people on the path toward believing in themselves and imagining new possibilities for their future.
30 men making soup for The Doorway
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Warming hearts... one bowl at a time
Soup Sisters is an innovative social marketing and community building program that is 100% volunteer driven and creates opportunity to dialogue with thousands of new people to raise awareness about family violence.
Groups across the country have been able to transform their contributions into a meaningful experience and a tangible way to give at our soup making events.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is operating 40 events in 22 cities across Canada and the US every month. Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country each month to produce over 10,000 servings of home-made, nurturing and nourishing soups for women, children and youth in crisis.
Since March 2009, Soup Sisters has delivered over half a million containers of soup to over 40 shelter recipients and there is a growing network of more than 30,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants nationwide.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a registered not-for-profit organization and donations are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.
Charitable Business Number: 82827 6915 RR 0001.