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Kimberley's talented chefs face off in soup jigger

Fundraiser for Chapman Camp Playground was delicious
Kimberley’s annual Soup Jigger was held last weekend with the ultimate winners being the Burrito Grill

Chapman Camp was abuzz on Sunday as local restaurateurs, the Kimberley Independent School and the Chapman Camp Playground committee dished it up at the second annual Soup Jigger. The jigger was held to raise money for the new Chapman Camp Playground and Wildsight.

People of all ages came in droves to taste, compare and vote for Kimberley’s best soup. As one of the voters arrived she commented, “You can smell deliciousness from a block away, how could I not come!” As she and many others found though, selecting the best soup was no easy job as there were so many outstanding submissions. Mountain Range shared their popular Wild Mushroom and Rosemary, Sweet Potato Thai Curry was offered by Bean Tree and Heart Beet Bistro put a hearty Swiss Style Barley on the table.

The voting revealed that the tightest race was between Burrito Grill’s Black Bean Sausage submission, Sullivan’s Pub’s entry of Tomato Gin topped with fried Capers, Bears Eatery’s very popular Ham Potato Corn Chowder and the “Lescho Soup” a family recipe passed down to Snowdrift owner Bridgette. By the end of the event Kimberley residents had voted Stonefire Pizzeria’s Butternut Squash and Lamb the winner and children voted Burrito Grill’s Black Bean Sausage as their favorite soup.

While the top prize can only go to one soup, all tasters were reminded yet again of the high quality food and abundant choices we have when it comes to going out for a bite in Kimberley. Above all the 2 hour community event was fun filled and vibrant with over 250 people enjoying soup and catching up with friends with a cup of hot chocolate around a bonfire on a beautiful sunny day.  Vendors, KIS and members of the Chapman Camp Playground Committee would like to thank everyone for supporting as we collectively raised $1,100.00 towards two worthy causes. The heart of this event is about coming together, collaboration, supporting causes (big and small) and above all enjoying some of the best food Kimberley has to offer.

Additional thanks goes to Canadian Linen for the table cloths, Overwaitea Kimberley for use of their floor mats and the awesome parents who helped out! We couldn’t have done it without so much community support.