Questions about eating soup

Q: How many soups will I get to taste?

A: As many as you like!

Q: How much does it cost to eat soup?

A: $5 per person

Q: Do I have to bring my own bowl and spoon?

A: Nope! We will provide all of that for you.

Q: I keep kosher, will I be able to eat any of the soups?

A: Yes! All of the kosher chicken soups will be clearly marked with signage.

Questions about cooking soup

Q: What kind of chicken soup can I make? Are there any restrictions?

A: We welcome a wide variety of chicken soup – from the traditional to the creative. All soups should be “kosher-style” which means they may not contain any pork, shellfish or dairy products.

Q: How much soup do I need to make?

A: Please prepare at least ten quarts of soup for guests and judges.

Q: Do I have to reveal my family’s secret recipe to enter?

A: Not at all! We will only ask you to share an ingredient list so those tasting soup will be aware of any allergy concerns.

Q: When should I cook my soup?

A: Anytime before the event that works for you! Also, brothy soups freeze very well, just remember to remove from the freezer 36-48 hours before the cookoff.

Q: How will I heat up my soup?

A: Soup should be brought warm to Temple Beth Or the morning of the event.  We will provide 2 full size chafing dishes to each cook.

Questions about judging soup

Q: Who is judging this cookoff anyhow?

A: The title of Best Chicken Soup will be determined by a panel of judges which includes members of the Triangle’s culinary and Jewish communities. There will also be a People’s Choice Award determined by YOU!

Q: How do I vote?

A: Voting details will be explained when you arrive at the cookoff. One vote per ticket.

Q: I really want to be part of the official judging panel! Is that possible?

A: Yes! There are seats on the panel reserved for sponsors! Visit our sponsor page to learn how to earn one of these coveted seats!

Q: What does the winner of the cookoff get?

A: Bragging rights for the best chicken soup in the triangle. And a shiny trophy.