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Red River College shows a ‘ladle’ love with creation of new soup for Stone Soup Fundraiser

March 14, 2018

Culinary Arts instructor and students collaborate on holiday season inspired soup in support of child nutrition in Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB – The Soup’s on today at Manitoba Hydro Place as Red River College (RRC) Culinary Arts students join 11 other talented Winnipeg chefs and restaurants for the sixth annual Stone Soup Fundraiser in support of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba.

Chef instructor Karl Oman and Culinary Arts students Sophie Thibodeau and Colin Stone will serve up over 40 litres of a brand new ‘Holiday Sweet Potato Turkey’ cream-based soup. It’s packed with turkey and cranberry flavours and was created and prepared by 17 first year students who are currently learning short order style cooking. The soup will be served with a stuffing flavoured focaccia bread created by RRC Professional Baking and Patisserie students.

“The Stone Soup Fundraiser is a great opportunity for our students to work together and to apply their learning and culinary skills to make a difference for those in need,” said Chef Instructor Karl Oman. “This is just one of the many ways we work to give back to the community. Whether it’s through our work with Siloam Mission, or delivering the After Schools Leaders Program for at risk youth, we’re a community partner and we’re very proud to help encourage people to come down, try some delicious student-made soup and support such an important cause.”

The event will run from 11:15am – 1:15pm today at Manitoba Hydro (360 Portage Avenue) in the Main Floor Gallery. Judges will be present to sample all the soups and select a winner, and the public is also invited to select a favourite for the People’s Award. The cost is $10 per person and includes samples of soup from three different chefs or restaurants participating.

Click here for information about the Stone Soup Fundraiser.