Results - 2017 Harrisburg Soup Cook Off!

Results - 2017 Harrisburg Soup Cook Off!

Results are in for the 2017 Soup Cook Off held September 17, 2017 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg. Congratulations to our winners and thank your to all the chefs that participated. It was a great year full of great soups!

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We look forward to tasting all the great soups March 2018!

All soup, all smiles!

All soup, all smiles!

What is a soup cook off?

If you've never been to a soup cook off, you're missing out! Let me walk you through a typical event, as you'll experience it. You will get a spoon and a brochure at the registration table. Keep your spoon! Then, you'll enter the ballroom and there will be chef tables lining the entire room. Each chef has brought their best soup, chili, chowder, bisque or stew. Chefs and restaurants want to win, so they all bring their A-game! You get to work your way around the room, in any order, and taste all of the entries as much as you'd like. All of that soup will make you thirsty, which is why we always have endless free drinks, in many varieties, for all of our guests. We will have coffee, juice boxes, soda, water and more. You may help yourself at any time. Also, there will be a cash bar for those 21 and older.

8th Annual Soup Cook Off To Fight Cystic Fibrosis

It's not just soup; It's an experience!

We are excited to announce our 8th Annual Soup (& Chili) Cook Off to benefit those living with Cystic Fibrosis. This event is a cooking competition, where local chefs, both amateur and professional, compete for the win. Chefs prepare their entries prior to the event, and then serve up their soup, chili, chowder, bisque, stew, or gumbo to the guests! Open to the public, guests taste all of the entries and vote on their favorites in each category. Tasting is unlimited to all who attend. Entry fee includes complimentary drinks, snacks, and fun photo booth printouts by NaterPix. The people’s choice takes the trophy! All winners have earned their bragging rights. Imagine being able to call your soup “award winning!”

Press Release - Annoucing the Soup Cook Off for KMAC!


Press Release - Annoucing the Soup Cook Off for KMAC!

Contact: Gwen Forlizzi

Tel: 484.354.9703

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To Benefit the Keystone Musical Arts Center

Proceeds to benefit the new nonprofit school of music on the West Shore, the Keystone Musical Arts Center, aka “KMAC”

January 12, 2016, Mechanicsburg, PA - Chase away the winter blues with soup and music! The Soup Cook Off to benefit the Keystone Musical Arts Center (KMAC) will be held from 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Park Inn, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at, and $15 at the door (ages 5 and under are free). Proceeds will be used by KMAC for construction of a new facility to house music lessons, classes and ensembles plus music therapy and a homeschool program.

Why Two Soup Cook Off's?

The Soup Cook Off is now in its sixth year and has become the largest event of its kind in central Pennsylvania.  Prior to 2015, the cook-offs were held the first weekend in March at the Park Inn, and benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

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