The aim of this competition was to create an event where members of the community could come together in a fun, competitive spirit and show off their soup skills while helping a worthy cause. I believe we accomplished this.

The Report

  • Soups judged on the day – 25
  • Soup collected on the day – just under 100ℓ.
  • Funds raised – R750, enough credits in the bread fund at The Friendly Butcher & Bakery for 107 loaves.
  • 3 businesses and 2 individuals have pledged to drop off soup donations in the week.

Thank you to all our contestants as well as those that came especially to drop off donations. The CMR in Lyttelton hosts 2 soup kitchens per week. They rely heavily on donations from the community of soup and bread to enable them to feed the hungry. Thanks to you contribution they can breath a little easier this week.

Those that made this day possible

The venue – Marié & Janus Smith from Ga Rouge Restaurant and Wine Cellar
The sound – Steve Slaughter from Que Sera Music & Dance and Morné Human from Compilation Of Atmosphere
The live act – Andrew GK
The prizes – Kristine Laas from Laughing Ladybird Parties & Print
Marquee and table hire – Magda Frazer from Luv2Danz
Extras – The Friendly Butcher & Bakery
Our photographer – Nadine Clench

Our Judges
Individual Entry
Adelle Botes
Willemien Roos
Sanet Mulder
Dian Marx
Louis van Aardt

Individual Entry
Kristine Laas
Sanmarie Lamprecht
Hestelle Cordier
Alicia Senekal
Marika Kruger Muller

Team Entry
Marika Kruger Muller
Lisinda Blaauw
Erika Ruth Rabie
Lianie Barnardo
Louis van Aardt

Professional Entry
Pieter Schoeman
Jovan Chef Bester
Chaniel Hamman
Juanita Gordon

Individual Entry – Creamy Soup

1st Rika Kruger – Biltong soup
2nd Ronelle Booyens – Gera’s mushroom soup
3rd Mandy Botha – Butternut Soup

Individual Entry – Non-Creamy Soup

1st David Farquharson – Oxtail soup
2nd Rika Kruger – Lettuce soup
3rd Elsie Bezuidenhout – Thick Healthy Vegetable Soup

Team Entry

1st Team Copwatch – Copwatch Chicken Soup
2nd EverEssence – Butternut Soup
3rd The Book Club – Outydse boontjie sop & Team Monitor Net – Patroller’s delight

Professional Entry

* missing from the photo – Karen Roos from Karme Food & Services

1st Ga Rouge Restaurant and Wine Cellar – Chilli Cucumber Soup
2nd The Godfather Restaurant Centurion – Hearty braised beef and noodle soup
3rd Karme Food & Services – Potato, leek and bacon soup

Best community Spirit

Monitor Net was awarded the Best Community Spirit prize for going all out with their entry.


Thank you to Nadine Clench for the photos!
To see the rest of the photos click here.