The Mayor’s Souper Sampler Raises Over $4,300

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It was a wet, windy day, but that didn’t stop people from joining us at the 7th Annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016! Thanks to 15 local restaurants and caterers, our dedicated sponsors, volunteers and more than 400 attendees, you helped us raise over $4,300 for CSC programs and services in Cambridge.

Congratulations to The Bruce Restaurant and Lounge who took home the Souper Sampler trophy for their Ethiopian Chicken Berbere, roti crema and herb soup. This was their 5th win in seven years taking home top prize! Congratulations to 2nd Place Winner Beertown Public House Cambridge, 3rd Place Winner Zoup! Cambridge and People’s Choice Award Winner Ambertree Fresh Market Kitchen.

A huge thanks to all of our amazing vendors who donated all of their product allowing 100% of the proceeds to go directly to our clients. Click here to see a list of our participating vendors and be sure you stop by to thank them for their support.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors:

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Click here to see the photos on Facebook! Once again, thank you for helping to enable people to live at home with independence and dignity. We hope to see everyone out next year!

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Meals on Wheels Tops Off the Souper Sampler Lineup!

In addition to the 350 meals prepared each weekday in the Tender Loving Care Kitchen, the Meals on Wheels Dream Team at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More goes above and beyond participating in the Mayor’s Souper Sampler this Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 for the third year in a row!

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CSC’s Meals on Wheels and Community Dining clients regularly experience and enjoy the culinary creations that come out of the Tender Loving Care Kitchen, and having the team join the Souper Sampler gives everyone an opportunity to get a taste of what Meals on Wheels is all about!

CSC is committed to increasing the use of fresh, local ingredients in their meals. Thanks to a generous donation from 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region received just this past summer, we are building our very own kitchen garden to incorporate even more fresh, local ingredients in our meals, and have also installed a living wall providing fresh herbs for our clients all year long.

Thanks to our hardworking volunteers, Chef Paula and the rest of our staff who prepare meals for our clients each day enabling them to live at home with independence and dignity!

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CGT Steps Up as Our Green Sponsor

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With their headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario and a new production facility in China, CGT has a global footprint as the world’s leading producer of coated fabrics and films. Though their reach is far and wide, they are also very community-minded as they join the Mayor’s Souper Sampler as our Green Sponsor in support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

CGT supports their local community and also promotes environmental, health & safety awareness and responsibility across their organization. They truly care about making the environment a priority and are demonstrating this commitment by providing all of our patrons with a reusable spoon to reduce waste at this annual event. Thank you CGT, for supporting the clients of CSC!

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Moderno Bistro + Cocktail Bar Adds Flair to Souper Sampler

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Offering casual dining, catering services and event planning, Moderno Bistro + Cocktail Bar is all about serving up unique dishes in a variety of settings. We are pleased to share they will be joining us at Cambridge City Hall on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 to serve up one of their uniquely made soup selections in support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC)!

This local bistro specializes in seafood and Portuguese cuisine and provides only the freshest ingredients made by a professional team of chefs. Moderno takes great care in food preparation, and they also give back to their community.  Not only are they participating in the Mayor’s Souper Sampler, but they also donate 10% of all food sales on Tuesdays to another charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to those affected by cancer.

We are so delighted to have Moderno extend their support to CSC. Thank you!

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TMMC is Back as our Green Sponsor!

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Corporation (TMMC) is dedicated to supporting the local community and they are continuing this commitment by signing on as our Green Sponsor for the second year in a row!TMMC_Logo (3) (00000002)

TMMC is a big supporter of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More and have been involved with the agency in a variety of ways, from donating funds for agency vehicles that enable clients to get to medical appointments, to sharing knowledge on processes that help improve services. In 2014, TMMC won an award for Best Corporate/Non-for-Profit Partnership Community Award through the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce for their commitment to improving services at CSC.

At TMMC, environmental responsibility is a top priority and they will be demonstrating their passion by providing reusable water bottles at the event in an effort to reduce waste. Thank you for your ongoing support, TMMC!

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State & Main Cambridge Takes on the Souper Sampler

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With an entire section of their menu dedicated to tasty features served “in a bowl”, it should come as no surprise that State & Main Cambridge is joining the ranks at this year’s Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels on Saturday, October 22nd! This is the first year they’ll be joining us and we can’t wait to find out what soup creation they bring in hopes of taking home the Souper Sampler Trophy!

If you’re searching for a varied menu consisting of juicy burgers, steaks and casual favourites, consider adding State & Main Cambridge to your list. “Where good things come together” is a motto at this local venue, and we are so glad they are participating at this annual event where good people come together in support of the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More! Thanks for your support, State & Main Cambridge!

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Starbucks Supports Meals on Wheels

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With a mission “to inspire one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time”, Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More is delighted to announce that Starbucks is joining the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for a second year in a row, giving patrons an opportunity to indulge in a cup of their finest brew.

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a company that not only celebrated coffee, but one that also brought a feeling of connection. At CSC, “connection” is integral to everything we do as we strive towards our vision of a community where everyone feels at home – valued, connected and empowered. CSC is privileged to have the support of our friends and neighbours at Starbucks located at 1 Hespeler Rd., in Cambridge. Thank you for joining us once again this year in support of the clients of CSC!

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Relax at Melville Café With a Bowl of Soup and a River View

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Looking for a place to warm up with a bowl of soup and a river view? We’re thrilled to announce another member of the Cerny Hospitality family will be returning to this year’s Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels: welcome back Melville Café! This quaint café is tucked away on the main floor of the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture, and offers an incredible view of the Grand River.

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Located at 7 Melville Street in Cambridge, not only do they offer peaceful surroundings, but they have a great menu featuring pizzas, paninis, sandwiches, desserts, soups and more. Thank you Melville Café for supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More!

 

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Blackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar Brings On the Competition

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With the launch of a brand new menu featuring some new creations and old favourites, we can’t wait to hear about the inspiration behind whatever delicious soup creation Blackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar brings on October 22nd to this year’s Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels.

Blackshop has been a long time supporter of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, not only as a vendor at the Souper Sampler but also by supporting the silent auction at our Drive to Deliver Golf Tournament, another one of CSC’s fundraisers.

On a daily basis, Blackshop serves up some delectable cuisine in a casual, elegant and cozy atmosphere. With a wide selection of wines, beers, and spirits, and a complementary menu, and a new  soup created each day, we are excited to see what they will be serving to our hungry patrons. Thanks Blackshop! Restaurant and Wine Bar for your ongoing support!

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Beertown Public House Cambridge Brews Up Some Tasty Broth

With a beer and cheddar soup at the top of their menu, Beertown Public House Cambridge knows how to make soup a priority. They’re doing just that by joining the Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels on October 22nd, all while supporting the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC)! BTlogo

With a retro yet modern aesthetic, delicious menu, and satisfying selection of beers, you can be sure they will be serving up something fantastic at this year’s Souper Sampler. Beertown of the Charcoal Group has three locations in Ontario, and two of them support our fundraising efforts with Beertown Waterloo supporting Tacofest, another one of CSC’s awesome fundraisers.

If you want to get a taste of them before the big event, consider stopping by their location at 561 Hespeler Road in Cambridge. Thank you Beertown Public House Cambridge for your support!

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