Hershey Partnership Hosts 13th Annual Soup Cook-Off

Hershey may be famous for its namesake milk chocolate, but this weekend’s visitors to the Sweetest Place on Earth are in for a more savory treat instead.

On Saturday, October 1, join professional and nonprofessional soup aficionados for the 13th annual Hershey Partnership Soup Cook-Off! All ages are welcome to sample a wide variety of soups and cast their vote for the best soup in Hershey. At the end of the taste testing fun, votes are tallied and awards are presented to the top 3 chefs in each category.

The Hershey Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to “making the greater Hershey area a better place to visit, live and conduct business,” hosts the Soup Cook-Off every year to provide local chefs the opportunity to showcase their talent to the Hershey community. Additionally, a portion of the event’s proceeds are donated to the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company so that they may continue diligently serving our community.

Visitors can expect to broaden their soup palette at the event, as the competition’s past winners have entered recipes ranging from Blue Crab and Corn Chowder to Organic Buffalo Chicken Soup. You never know what new twists or classic favorites a chef may create, so you’ll want to see for yourself what each brings to the table!

Event attendees will not only look forward to delicious soup samplings, but can also vie for $1000s worth of door prizes provided by Hershey Partnership members. One grand prize winner will be drawn as well, so you won’t want to miss your shot at some great prizes!

The Soup Cook-Off is held at the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company and runs from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, with an award ceremony to follow at 2:30 pm. Winners will be named in both the professional and non-professional division.

Tickets can be pre-purchased for this “souper” community event for $10 (adults) or $5 (children 10 and under) or purchased at the door for $12. Join us on Saturday for this fantastic event or “No soup for you!”