Important Information for Chefs regarding upcoming event!

Important Information!

Please read carefully:

The 6th annual Soup Cook Off for Keystone Musical Arts Center takes place THIS Sunday at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg. Thank you so much for choosing to be part of our event to help us raise money and awareness for the Keystone Musical Arts Center.

This email contains All the details and important information you need. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Event Details!
Chefs Please arrive at 10:00AM to set up and start warming your soups. Tasting will begin at 12:00 PM; you should have your soup prepared and ready to serve by the start of the event. Below is a check list of what to bring and details of the event.

Park Inn Hotel
Grand Ballroom
5401Carlisle Pike,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Event Date and Time:
Sunday, January, 31st, 2016
Chef Arrival and Check in: 10:00 AM
Event Start Time: 12:00 PM
Event End Time: 4:00PM
Raffle: 3:00 PM
Awards: 3:30 PM
We must be completely cleared out by 4:00 PM

Click here for map!

Soup and Arrival:

Last year we had over 400 people attend the event. Every year this event grows in numbers and this year we expect over 500 attendees!

How much to make?
We require 3 gallons minimum. Last year there was not much soup left over. If you can prepare more than 3 gallons and warm it in a timely manner, we suggest you do 4-5 gallons.

Arrival: Please try to arrive at 10:00AM. That much soup takes time to warm!
Upon arrival you can check-in, locate your table. We will show you where to park your vehicle to unload.

Your table will have a table sign with your information on it. If you are only making one soup you may be sharing a table with another Chef.

Check list- What to bring:

  • Warmer: Bring some kind of warmer like a crock pot(s) to warm your soup
  • Ladle: Don't forget a Ladle, we do not provide these
  • Professional Chefs - Bring 2-3 oz serving cups to serve your soup in.
  • Amateurs - Serving cups will be provided
  • Chefs may bring promotional material.
  • Chefs may bring one extra person to help them serve. If you can't bring a helper, we have volunteers that can relieve you for a break, please let us know.

We will provide Food Handling Gloves. One voting card will be provided to the chef and helper. NO ITEMS MAY BE SOLD at the event if the Money is NOT to be DONATED to the Charity!

There will be 3 winners from each division, professional and amateur will be determined by the attendees. Attendees can vote by soup or soup #. The voting is a points system. The soup with the most points wins.

  • 1st place vote: 3 points
  • 2nd place: 2 points
  • 3rd place: 1 point

This year we are doing both Trophies and Cash for the winners.

Amateur chefs will receive their winning payment at the event.

Professional Chef's. A Check will be mailed to the business in the name of the business.

Professional Cash Prize:
1st - $200 + trophy
2nd -$150 + trophy
3rd - $100 + trophy

Amateur Chef Prize:
1st - $150 + trophy
2nd - $100 + trophy
3rd - $50 + trophy

Tickets: As part of your registration fee you receive complementary  tickets. You can give these tickets to whom ever you want. 

We mailed out tickets, however not to everyone. If you did not receive your tickets we will have them at Will Call for you. Please tell the person(s) you were going to give them to they can still come to the event and get your tickets.

Professional chefs receive 4 tickets, amateur chefs receive 2. You don't have to give a ticket to your helper.

Sharing and Promoting this event:

We encourage everyone to share this event on their social networking pages and to tell all your friends and family about this event. The more people you bring, the better your chances of winning! This is a great event for a great cause. The money from this event stay local!
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