We are pleased to announce a new event for 2023: Reno Soup Week.
January is National Soup Month, and STEP2 invites the community to celebrate this with a warm and wonderful week of tasty soup both at home and out in the community at local establishments while supporting their efforts to break the cycle of addiction and violence in families.
“We are thrilled to launch this new event in 2023, not only to raise awareness about our organization, but also to celebrate and support some of our wonderful local food and drink establishments,” said Mari Hutchinson, CEO of STEP2. “And, best of all, we get to enjoy some very tasty soups!”
Soup Passports start at $40 per person and can be purchased by visiting RenoSoupWeek.com. Sales will end on January 15, 2023, or when sold out.
Registered participants will receive their Reno Soup Week packages, hand delivered by STEP2 volunteers to their local home or office, the week of January 16, 2023. These packages will include their official 2023 Soup Passport and Soup Coins (which entitles the bearer to one cup of soup at each participating establishment during the week), the official 2023 soup mug, a soup mix from Cherry Bomb Catering, a cocoa spoon from Dorinda’s Chocolates, the official 2023 soup recipe booklet (which includes favorite soup recipes from STEP2 staff and Board of Directors) and more goodies to enjoy at home.
The eight participating establishments are Centro South, Grafted Whiskey & Wine Bar, Great Full Gardens, Mari Chuy’s, Nothing To It!, Peavine Taphouse Eats & Beats, Süp, and The Cheese Board. Each of these locations has committed to providing Reno Soup Week passport holders a complimentary cup of soup during the week.
“My philosophy on soup is the same as all the food on our menu — I don’t believe soup should be on the menu just because it’s been a standard practice for a restaurant to have soup on the menu,” said Chef Geoffrey Caliger, Centro South. “Since Centro South does not currently have a daily or weekly soup on our menu, we are very excited to participate in Reno Soup Week. We see this week as an excellent opportunity for us to introduce a thoughtfully prepared and well executed soup to our guests.”
Current sponsors of this event are Swizzle Brand Solutions, Cherry Bomb Catering, Dickson Commercial Group, Dorinda’s Chocolates, Eyehook Gallery, Get Certified Food Safety, Nothing To It!, Reno Recipes, Sierra Meat & Seafood, Sunshine Tahoe, and Pamela Troy & Robert Goldberg.
“We love this unique idea for a fundraiser for STEP2 and are so honored to be able to support all they do for women and children in our community by being a sponsor,” said Lisa Cook, Swizzle Brand Solutions. “The Swizzle staff is also really excited to support the local businesses who are participating in this one-of-a-kind event and have already planned our soup stops for the week.”
Current promotional partners are Alice 96.5, Hungry in Reno, Pineapple Pedicabs, and Reno Social Media.
To learn more about Reno Soup Week and purchase Soup Passports, please visit RenoSoupWeek.com.