The result was Soup’s On, an evening of soup tasting to fight hunger.
The event was so popular that it continued through the Sisters’ 130th anniversary.
Between 2011 and 2016, Soup’s On raised more than $85,000 to fight hunger. Beneficiaries included the Oregon Food Bank and the Sunshine Pantry. Guests included U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.
Local vendors provided soups, bread, desserts and coffee for the annual tasting event and the evening included a no-host (cash only) wine bar.
Guests voted on their favorite soups. The top three vote-getters received the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Ladle Awards. Starting in 2014, celebrity judges presented the Judges Choice Award.
Over the years, Soup’s On received news coverage on Oregon Live and in the Beaverton Leader: Soup’s On competition: Beaverton police and Thai Bloom ladle out wins