| In its quest to provide significant and consistent funding to further the educations of culinary students and professional working chefs in the Grand Strand area, the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation presents the 24th anniversary of the annual Souper Supper event.
The Souper Supper is the only fund-raiser the ACF plans to have on a regular annual basis.
During the Souper Supper event, soups are provided by the participating restaurants; breads, sweets, coffee, and beverages are also available at no additional charge to our paid guests.
Frequently Asked Questions:
· What is the deadline for participation?
The deadline to sign up is ASAP, with the absolute last day being January 15th
We will limit participants to the first 40.
· Will there be trophies?
Yes, judging will award several trophies. There will also be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judge’s Choice trophies & 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People’s Choice trophies.
· What do I need to bring?
Bring enough of your soup to serve at least 800 samples, approximately 12-15 gallons, 2 ounce ladle, and chafing dish. The ACF will provide small serving bowls, spoons and napkins. Metal baskets will be provided to hold spoons and napkins. Each restaurant is provided a 6-foot serving table with a tablecloth. There will be a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage station. Please make your serving space attractive and promote your restaurant. If you need a back table for prep, please consider using your cart. No generators or extension cords. Please keep foods at safe temperatures (DHEC standards). Due to hosting the event INSIDE, space is limited.
# Gas stove in kitchen to warm soup, bring stockpot and utensils.
· What should I wear?
If you have chef coats, please wear them. If not, please have an appropriately professional appearance.
- What are the benefits of participation?
The event will be publicized through press releases, by our media sponsors WPDE Channel 15, EASY 105.9/100.7, MOVIN 94.5, South Strand News, Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association.
Each year the ACF events are extremely well-attended. This is a fantastic opportunity for participating restaurants to attract the attention of potential new customers. Also, ACF trophies are prestigious and meaningful awards that can be mentioned in your restaurant’s literature and advertising. Finally, your participation helps raise funds for culinary student scholarships and for the continued education of working professional chefs. Our goal is for all of our ACF chefs to be certified, and we hope you will join the ACF so we can help you or your chef become certified! Please note that if you join the Myrtle Beach ACF and are active, half of your subsequent annual dues will be refunded to you.
- Do I have to be an ACF member to participate in the Souper Supper?
No, you do not. But just in case you’re interested in becoming a member, check out our local web site at www.MyrtleBeachACF.com. You can join the ACF at the national site at www.ACFChefs.org.