Chefs get their soup on

Enactus Okanagan College fundraiser moves ahead in Vernon and Kelowna

Some of the valley’s top chefs will be putting their best ladle forward this month at the inaugural Soup’s On events – public soup tastings held in Kelowna and Vernon and presented by Enactus Okanagan College.

Soup’s On has run successfully for the past two years in Salmon Arm, which prompted OC students to serve up the initiative in other communities.

“What started out as a simple idea at an Enactus meeting really came to life and was embraced by the community in Salmon Arm,” said Alexandra Jacques, Soup’s On project co-ordinator.

“I am so honoured and thrilled to have two more communities in the Okanagan jump on board.”

The first event is taking place at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at Okanagan Spirits in Vernon. Tickets are $25 each and available at participating restaurants Eatology, Kaals Naan Stop, Kal Sports Bar, Intermezzo, and Sir Winston’s Pub. Proceeds will benefit the Upper Room Mission and Okanagan College students.

The Kelowna event is April 29 at 5 p.m. at the Centre for Learning at Okanagan College. Attendees will have a chance to sample culinary creations by the Curious Cafe, Basil and Mint, FSH, La Cucina, Westcoast Grill, Waterfront Restaurant, Bonfire Restaurant, Bouchon’s Bistro, Sturgeon Hall, Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich, Train Station Pub, Whiskey-Jacks Pub, Central Public House, Xchange Kelowna and Bliss Bakery. Hot and cold beverages will also be served at the event, provided by Pulp Fiction Coffee house and Big Surf Brewery.

Tickets for the Kelowna event are $20 and available at www.okanagan.bc.ca/soupson. Proceeds from the Kelowna event will benefit the Central Okanagan Food Bank and Okanagan College students.