Block out your diaries, Thursday lunch is sorted for July and August. East End Cellars is hosting its fourth annual Winter Soup Kitchen, serving up some delicious chef-curated creations to raise money for the Hutt Street Centre and Catherine House.
Held every Thursday from 14 July – 18 August, Adelaide’s most prominent chefs will come together to cook soup for a good cause, with business identities serving as waiters and kitchen hands.
East End Cellars co-owner Margie Andrewartha came up with the concept four years ago after driving through the city with her daughter on a winter’s night and seeing women and their young families lining up for food at a soup van.
“Whether it relates to domestic violence, relationship breakdowns or just being unable to afford or find an adequate rental property, there’s no doubt we’re seeing more women and children walking through the doors of Hutt St Centre and Catherine House than ever,” Ms Andrewartha said.
“We’re in a fortunate position where we have hospitality skills that we can use to raise awareness of the struggles they’re facing, and we can give back to the community with the support of business leaders and the city’s workers.”
Each week celebrity chefs will donate their time to prepare signature soups, including former Tasting Australia curator Simon Bryant, Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed, Fino’s David Swain and Sharon Romeo, Chianti’s Frank and Maria Favaro, Coal Cellar + Grill’s Brent Assam & Josh Gorman, and all backed by East End Cellars executive chef John Lansley.
Business identities who assist on the day will include Coopers Director Dr Tim Cooper, KPMG SA Chair Justin Jamieson, Sarah Constructions directors James and Tim Sarah, Commercial & General CEO Jamie McClurg and Social Policy’s Matt Clemow and more.
All proceeds go directly to Hutt St Centre and Catherine House, funding initiatives that assist those experiencing homelessness. All hands will be on deck, with Detmold Group donating takeaway bowls and cutlery, and Dough donating the bread to accompany the soups sold on the day.
What’s more, there will also be a silent auction of SA’s top wines and proceeds of Coopers beer sold at East End Cellars during each Soup Kitchen that will go towards the cause.
EEC Soup Kitchen Chefs:
Week 1: Thursday 14th July
Chef: Brent Assam + Josh Gorman (Coal Cellar + Grill – Hilton Adelaide)
Week 2: Thursday 21st July
Chef: Trent Lymn (2KW – Palmer Group)
Week 3: Thursday 28th July
Chef: Sharon Romeo + David Swain (Fino Vino)
Week 4: Thursday 4th August
Chef: Duncan Welgemoed (Africola)
Week 5: Thursday 11th August
Chef: Simon Bryant
Week 6: Thursday 18th August
Chef: Josh Cooke (Chianti)
Soup is served from 12:30pm until sold out on the above dates.
Find East End Cellars at 25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
To find out more, visit the East End Cellars website.