OceanView's Annual Soup Challenge

OceanView Has the Best Soup, Again!

For the second year in a row, OceanView at Falmouth took home top honors at the Very Merry Falmouth Soup Challenge. In addition to defending their People’s Choice title, OceanView earned the Judge’s Pick for Chef Chris McLaughlin’s butternut squash soup. Chef McLaughlin used local ingredients including chipotle oil, candied maple bacon, and goat cheese


Patricia Baird, Chef Chris McLaughlin and Chef Chris Ventimiglia 
“Food is such an important part of quality of life. We strive to make the best food every day for our residents,” said Steven Brustein, General Manager of Dining Services at OceanView. “The soup challenge is a great way to share our culinary talents with the community and getting their approval is fantastic validation.”



OceanView residents enjoy fresh soups daily at our multiple dining venues across campus. Chef Jill Bookataub can be seen here serving a steaming bowl at our Gazebo Grille Café during lunch.


Judges awarded plaques to winners in three categories: Best Soup, Best Chowder and Best Chili. Attendees submitted ballots for the People’s Choice Award to select the overall winner. Chef McLaughlin’s butternut squash soup earned the Judge’s Pick for Best Soup and was selected as the People’s Choice for overall winner! The event is sponsored by the Town of Falmouth and supports the Falmouth Food Pantry.