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Popular soup showdown is back on the menu

Okanagan College Media Release

Soup's OnCulinary teams from nine local restaurants have planned it, prepared it and tasted it. On Jan. 24, they’ll be ready for you to slurp it and rate it at the highly anticipated craft soup competition, Soup’s On.

The popular event is back and bringing competition to a boil for its third year in a row. Soup’s On gives participants a chance to satisfy their taste buds and help their community at the same time.

The event is jointly presented by Okanagan College’s Enactus team and the Vernon Upper Room Mission (VURM) and is sponsored by Prospera Credit Union. Soup’s On raises funds for VURM and to date, has raised $10,000. This year’s proceeds will go to revamping VURM’s community gardens.

“This year’s competition is going to be the toughest – and tastiest – yet.” says Abby Lagerquist, a fourth-year OC business student and Soup’s On Enactus Project Manager. “Many competitors have already begun preparing and testing their soups and last year’s winner, Intermezzo, is definitely looking to defend their title.”

At the event, participants are encouraged to taste each soup and vote on their favourite. The restaurant with the most votes will take home a ladle full of glory, prestige and the title of 2019 Soup’s On Champion.

“As a Soup’s On competitor, we were very impressed with the event last year,” said David Scarlatescu from The Fig Bistro. “It was great to see many businesses get together for a nice and healthy competition in our community. We can’t wait to be back again for this year’s Soup’s On event.”

The competing restaurants are The Fig Bistro, Basket Case Picnics & Catering, Intermezzo, The Kal, Little Tex, Jolly Good Spudz, Nature’s Fare, Eatology and Stumpy’s Phillys & Flats. The event will also feature live entertainment, door prizes, a silent auction and a cash bar.

Soup’s On is a 19+ event and tickets are $30 and include one complimentary drink ticket and soup samples from each restaurant. The event is hosted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the College’s Vernon campus located at 7000 College Way.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite
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