About Soup Sisters
and Broth Brothers
- Soup Sisters is a non-profit social enterprise that facilitates soup-making events providing community people with the opportunity to participate hands on in creating nurturing and nourishing soups for women, children and youth.
- Founded in Calgary in 2009 by Sharon Hapton.
- Since 2009, Soup Sisters has delivered over 750,000 servings of soup to more than 30 shelters recipients in Canada and Los Angeles for women, children and youth.
- Over 10,000 bowls of soup are donated to women's shelters and youth across the country each month.
- Soup Sisters decreases the operating costs of shelter recipients by 18-20% through the monthly donation of fresh soup.
- The Soup Sisters Cookbook, published by Random House, launched October 2, 2012, and quickly became a national bestseller. The second book launched October 7, 2014 and quickly became the #1 National Bestseller on the Globe and Mail Cookbook list.
- Soup Sisters events charge a participation fee per person to cover the cost of all ingredients, kitchen facilities, Chef Facilitator, kitchen staff, the meal and wine at the event.
- Events take place once a month and anyone can register to participate via the web site at www.soupsisters.org
- Each city chooses a local women's shelter or youth organization to benefit from the nourishing soup
- There is a growing network of over 40,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants across Calgary, Diamond Valley, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, London, Victoria, Kelowna, Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, Saskatoon, Sudbury, Guelph, Surrey, Tricities, Orangeville and Los Angeles
Celebrity chefs who have donated their time to launch in various cities include, Christine Cushing, chef and host of Fearless in the Kitchen; Michael Allemeier, former Executive Chef at Bishop's Restaurant in Vancouver, Executive Chef at Whistler's Wildflower Restaurant, and most recently Winery Chef at British Columbia's Mission Hill Family Estate; Michael Stadtlander, who rose to fame at Toronto's venerable Scaramouche in the early 1980s, is one of Canada's most renowned chefs and owner of Haisai restaurant and Eigensinn Farms; award winning Elizabeth Baird, one of Canada's most recognizable, respected and beloved food personalities the country has ever celebrated, and Vancouvers' Andrea Carlson.
Other celebrity Chefs who have shown their support by providing their favourite soup recipes to our cookbooks include Massimo Capra, Anna Olson, Bonnie Stern, Michael Bonacini, Yotam Ottolenghi, Curtis Stone, Lidia Bastianich, Rob Feenie, Susur Lee, Michael Smith, and Mark McEwan