Souper Bowl 2019

Souper Bowl XXV Returns – February 2, 2019

Proudly presented by the Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe Convention Center from Noon – 2:30 p.m.
NEW this year! – VIP Tasting 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Purchase Tickets Here!

The Food Depot Celebrates its 25th Souper Bowl Anniversary!

Please join us in celebrating the silver anniversary of our beloved fundraiser at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Your attendance can help make a difference for those in need in our community.

Last year, over 385,000 meals were served to our New Mexican neighbors in need thanks to the generosity of people like you, who supported this event.

Get ready to sample unlimited mouth-watering soups from 25 of your favorite local chefs as they compete for best soup in four categories—Cream, Savory, Seafood, and Vegetarian—plus the coveted “Best Soup” category.

NEW this year! Purchase VIP Tasting tickets to experience unlimited soup sampling without the lines one hour ahead of the public event.

Voting closes at 2 p.m. when guests are welcome to further their impact by purchasing $5 takeout containers to fill with any leftover soup. Winners are announced before the event ends.

Local businesses join in Souper Bowl as in-kind and financial sponsors. Culinary experts donate their skill, talent and staff time — plus hundreds of gallons of soup. They are the reason why this event is not only possible, but successful, and The Food Depot’s primary annual fundraiser. We are incredibly grateful for their support.

Purchase Tickets Early & Save!

Purchase Tickets Here!
Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 1st. Children under 6 are free.
Tickets will be only be sold on The Food Depot’s website. All advance ticket sales end Feb 1 at 4pm.

VIP TASTING 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (limited availability): $75 adult | $25 children ages 6-12
Experience Souper Bowl an hour before the public event without the lines!
Tickets include entry to public event and complementary keepsake soup tray.

EARLY BIRD (Dec 1 – Jan 1, 2019): $25 adult | $5 children ages 6-12

ADVANCE TICKETS (Jan 2 – Feb 1, 2019 at 4pm): $35 adult | $10 children ages 6-12

DAY OF EVENT: $40 adult | $10 children ages 6-12

When you buy tickets to the event and Souper Bowl merchandise, you help feed those in need. Last year this highly anticipated community event raised enough funds to provide 288,000 tons of food to serve the most vulnerable members of our community. Plan on purchasing your tickets December 1st and taste how good it feels to help end hunger!


  • If you would like to become a sponsor of this year’s Souper Bowl, please contact Development Director, Jill Dixon; 505-471-1633 x 116
  • If you would like to participate in this year’s Souper Bowl, please contact Events and Outreach Coordinator, Dot Greene; 505-471-1633 x 130

Congratulations to Our 2018 Winners

Best Overall Soup
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine
Chef Kimnath Nou
Chicken Tom Yum Soup

Best Savory Soup
Chef Kimnath Nou
Chicken Tom Yum Soup
Nath’s Inspired Khmer Cuisine

Best Seafood Soup
Chef Andy Barnes
Dinner For Two
Lobster Bisque

Best Vegetarian
Chef Antonio Quintana
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Cold Pistachio Soup

Best Cream Soup
Chef Ahmed Obo
Jambo Cafe
Curry Roasted Garlic & Coconut Cream Bisque

Past Souper Bowl Winners
Best Overall Soup: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen


Seafood: Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Savory: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Vegetarian: The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Cream: Terra Restaurant at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Best Overall Soup: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen


Seafood: Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Savory: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Vegetarian: Paper Dosa
Cream: Rio Chama

Best Overall Soup: Dinner for Two

Seafood: The Pantry
Savory: Dinner for Two
Vegetarian: Café Bon Appétit
Cream: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Best Overall Soup: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Seafood: Nath’s Specialty Catering
Savory: Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Vegetarian: Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Cream: El Milagro

Best Overall Soup: Jambo Café

Seafood: Azur Mediterranean Kitchen
Savory: Café Pasqual’s
Vegetarian: The Pantry
Cream: Jambo Café

Best Overall Soup Winners 1994-2012
Jambo Café 2012
Jambo Café 2011
Jambo Café 2010
Encantado, An Auberge Resort 2009
Joes’ Diner 2008
La Casa Sena 2007
La Casa Sena 2006
Fuego at La Posada de Santa Fe 2005
Fuego 2004 (Zanios Food Souper Bowl)
Inn of the Anasazi 2003
Inn of the Anasazi 2002
Mu Du Noodles 2000
Prana 1999
Back Street Bistro 1998
Back Street Bistro 1997
Bistro 315 1996
Inn of the Anasazi 1995


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The Food Depot
1222 A Siler Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Telephone: 505-471-1633

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Fax: 505-471-2025

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