Rules and Regulations


  • Chefs should arrive between 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
  • All soups must be prepared prior to event and be ready for tasting by noon.
  • We recommend that each chef bring at least 15 quarts of soup for the event.
  • Please provide a presentable list of ingredients to avoid any food related heath issues and/or allergies. Ingredient lists may be submitted to event committee prior to event.
  • Due to limited electrical availability, sternos (or other non-electrical options) are required of all professional chefs. sternos are available to amateurs upon request.
  • Tables, linens & chairs will be provided for each chef. Additional space will also be available underneath and behind serving stations.
  • Chefs are responsible for providing their own serving utensils, sternos, pots & other necessary items for serving the soup(s).
  • Chefs may serve soups with garnishes and/or sides.
  • The event committee will supply tasting cups, spoons & napkins, if needed.
  • Chefs are permitted to display signage, promotional materials and/or business cards at serving stations.
  • Each attendee will receive a ballot to vote for the Most Creative overall soup and two soups from each division (Amateur & Professional) to determine the winners of the People’s Choice award.
  • A panel of judges will select the top three soups from each division (Professional & Amateur).
  • All votes must be submitted by 2 p.m. The top three soups from each division and the People’s Choice award will be presented at 2:45 p.m.
  • Chefs are encouraged to promote the event and invite family, friends & co-workers.
  • All attendees participate at their own risk. Cook-Off committee members & ABC will not be held responsible for any damaged or missing items.
  • Chefs are encouraged to provide any leftover soup to CPSCO for donations.

We appreciate your participation in the 2019 Soup Cook-Off and helping us raise funds & awareness to support the Scleroderma Foundation.

100% of the proceeds will go to the Scleroderma Foundation of the Delaware Valley

We look forward to a successful event.