Last Friday, our chefs went “ladle-to-ladle” for our annual Soup Challenge, where OceanView residents voted for their favorite. Last year’s winner, Chef Betsy, went on to also win the Peoples Choice Award at the Town of Falmouth’s Hot-in-a-Pot contest.
This year’s contenders included: Chicken Tortilla, Wild Mushroom and Marsala, Grammy’s Ham and Noodle, Purple Cabbage with Horseradish and Rye, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Shrimp and Hake Bouillabaisse.
A hundred residents had the difficult task of sampling the savory soups and having to decide on just one to nominate as the best. The suggested $5 donation to participate benefits OceanView’s Resident Assistance Fund, a resident run non-profit organization that grants funds to residents in need.
While people enjoyed freshly baked cookies and coffee, the votes were tallied. Chef Keegan (right) came in third with his Chicken Tortilla soup, Chef Johnny (left) received second place with his Wild Mushroom and Marsala, and Chef Betsy (center) took first place once again with her Chicken Cordon Bleu!
OceanView residents certainly look forward to this popular event every year – especially knowing they will continue to enjoy our chefs’ delicious homemade soups all year round at one of our on-campus dining venues!