TJC students are combining their creative talents to host their first “Souper Bowl,” where participants get a ceramic bowl created by art students and homemade soup prepared by culinary students.
The event will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the TJC Culinary Arts building on the TJC central campus.
Admission is $10 per person, and proceeds will benefit TJC’s PATHway to Comfort Food Pantry. Handmade bowls will be available while supplies last.
The event was modeled after Empty Bowls, a global grassroots movement by artists and crafts people to raise funds for food-related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities.
“I was interested in doing something like this on campus for our food pantry, and the culinary arts program was immediately receptive,” said Dave Funk TJC art professor and Honors program director. “It just hits all kinds of good marks: The ceramics students get to make art and give back a little, the cooking students get to practice their craft and feed people on the campus, plus it helps to raise awareness for both programs and our campus food pantry.”
The TJC Souper Bowl menu includes:
• Chicken and sausage gumbo
• Cream of chicken
• Caldo de Res (Mexican beef soup)
• Tortilla Soup
• Potluck vegan
Larry Matson, TJC Culinary Arts department chair/professor said, “We have collaborated with the art department before on creating special pots that help with extending the life of the produce we use in our lab. We’ve also enjoyed working together on this event.”
Funk added, “The menu they’ve come up with looks amazing and we’ll have a lot of bowls on hand, so we hope everyone will join us and have some soup for a good cause.”