Little Mushroom Catering Grows Souper Sampler Lineup!

Little Mushroom Booth PhotoWe are so excited to start announcing our 2016 Souper Sampler vendors! First up, we would like to welcome back Little Mushroom Catering to the 7th annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels.

The folks at Little Mushroom are way bigger than their name would have you guess. They are incredibly active in the community, regularly helping out with local fundraisers and supporting not for profits in the area. They have also won many awards including the 2016 Business Excellence Award – Cambridge Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Little Mushroom Catering is a huge supporter of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More! Not only do they participate as a Souper Sampler vendor, but they also participate in our other delicious fundraising event, Tacofest.

We can’t wait to try their soup creation on October 22. Thank you for your ongoing support! Little-Mushroom-Catering-300x208

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Save the Date!

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Save the date for the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels happening this year on Saturday October, 22nd at Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St. in Cambridge!

Entering its 7th year, local restaurants and caterers donate a variety of soups, sides and desserts for around 500 attendees who have the opportunity to vote for their favourite soup alongside a panel of celebrity judges. The price at the door is $5 which includes 2 delicious samples, additional samples are $1. All proceeds from this event support the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More.

Would your restaurant or catering business like to participate as a vendor? Call Lauren at 519-772-8787 ext. 224 or email laurenf@cscmow.org to reserve your spot!

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Mayor’s Souper Sampler Raises Over $3,000 for Meals on Wheels!

More than 500 people came out on Saturday, October 24th to support the 6th annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels at Cambridge City Hall. We were joined by 13 different restaurants and caterers who brought their best soup and Starbucks who generously provided coffee. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event. Because of your generous support, we raised over $3,000 for Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

11055390_984578188250419_6398279032460074250_oCongratulations to our winners as well. Third place went to both The Bruce Restaurant and Lounge and Ambertree Fresh Market Kitchen, Second place to The Hungry OIive, and the big winner B@THEMUSEUM took home the Souper Sampler Trophy! Congratulations to Ambertree Fresh Market Kitchen for winning The People’s Choice Award!

This event would not have been possible without the following vendors who donate all of their product in support of our clients. Thank you:

A big thank you to Green Sponsor Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. The reusable water bottles you sponsored encouraged all of our patrons to be green and reduce waste.

Don’t miss the photos on CSC’s Facebook Page here! Thanks again and see you next year!

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Meals on Wheels Dream Team is Back

For the second year in a row, the Meals on Wheels Dream Team is back to participate in the Mayor’s Souper Sampler!

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The Tender Loving Care Kitchen at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More celebrated its one year anniversary on August 17th, 2015. Clients say the meals are amazing, thanks to the efforts of Chef Paula and her talented crew. The meals are full of fresh, local ingredients and prepared just minutes before they’re delivered. Operating CSC’s own kitchen has shortened the cancellation/addition window – meaning the Meals on Wheels program is more flexible than ever. Individual variations are better accommodated  including 11 therapeutic menus and individual adaptations. CSC is grateful to the many supporters and community partners who helped make a 30-year dream a reality.

Thanks Chef Paula and the hard working volunteers and staff who prepare meals each day enabling people to live at home with independence and dignity!

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Melville Café a place to relax…and sip on soup!

melville_logo_1aMelville Café is “a great place to relax” for patrons, but the café staff will be keeping busy on Saturday, October 24th as they give back to the community by participating in the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels!

Offering up soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and coffee, there’s something for everyone at Melville Café. Located at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, surrounded by old buildings, and with a perfect view of the Grand River, why stop by 7 Melville Street in Cambridge for a bite to eat. Be sure to have a camera in hand!

Thank you Melville Café for your support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More! We look forward to trying your tasty creation.

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B@THEMUSEUM Latest Contender for the Souper Sampler Trophy

B@THEMUSEUM just opened their doors this month in downtown Kitchener and we are thrilled they are joining the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels! Thank you for coming on board in support of the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More.

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If you are a lover of local craft beers, fresh local foods, and a unique, comfortable space to kick back and enjoy social time with friends, then this might be the place you want to be. With an atmosphere that “will play on themes of curiosity, and spark the imaginations of young professionals, families and adults”, we certainly are curious to know what delicious soup they will bring to the Souper Sampler!

Congratulations on the opening of your new restaurant and thank you for your support.

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Welcome to the lineup, Blackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar

blackshopBlackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar offers up many things for their patrons, but just as importantly they are offering up their support for the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More by participating in the Mayor’s Souper Sampler on October 24th, 2015.

A Cambridge landmark, this restaurant offers both inventive and traditional cooking, delivered in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The ambiance is appealing, as they provide quality food at a reasonable price point. After a busy afternoon in the shopping district, why not relax and indulge in this fine food establishment conveniently located at 595 Hespeler Road in Cambridge.

Blackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar is a supporter of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More having donated auction items for our annual Drive to Deliver Golf Tournaments in the past. Thank you for making a difference in people’s lives!

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The Black Badger Pub shows their support for Meals on Wheels!

The Black Badger Pub offers up delicious pub fare, drinks and entertainment on a regular basis, and we are so glad that they have decided to bring their soup creation to the Mayor’s Souper Sampler in support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

The Black Badger Pub is a traditional, British-style restaurant located at 55 Water Street in Cambridge. With premium sports and taps, a cozy atmosphere and hearty menu, why not stop by the next time you’re craving some yummy comfort food. You can even catch the game on their high definition wide screen television or listen to some sweet tunes at open mic night every Thursday.

Thanks to the Black Badger Pub for your ongoing support of our clients. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 24th!

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Zoup! Cambridge Joins Soup Lineup

CSC LogoZoup! Cambridge has joined the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels and we couldn’t imagine it any other way! Thank you for supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More.

Zoup! is a leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that features 12 always-rotating soup varieties each day in an environment that focuses on comfort, satisfaction and convenience. One of the reasons they started the company is because the founders discovered “that soup has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for many people.” And we have to agree!

Thanks again for your ongoing support Zoup! Cambridge. We look forward to tasting your soup selection on October 24th.

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The Hungry Olive…Needs Some Soup

HungryOlive_OnWhtWhat does an olive eat when it’s hungry? We sure hope it’s soup, because that little olive won’t be hungry after the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome The Hungry Olive to what’s lining up to be a fantastic event this year!

The Hungry Olive is a division of Select Service Caterers of Fine Foods Inc. and is a take-out shop located at Cambridge Business Park, 35 Cherry Blossom Rd. The best part is that it is family-owned and operated featuring good food, fast. From coffee and fresh baked pastries, to paninis and a ‘hot meal of the day’, there’s something to satisfy everyone! You can even bring the Hungry Olive back to your office for work meetings as they offer sandwich platters, soft drinks, and so much more.

Thank you to the Hungry Olive for supporting the 6th Annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels! We can’t wait to see what selection you bring.

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