‘Phenomenal’ success for Jersey's soup kitchen

Serving soup
Image caption In 2010 soup kitchen volunteers served more than 4,000 portions of soup

The organiser of the annual soup kitchen in Jersey's Royal Square said it has improved the image of the charity it raises money for.

The event is held in aid of the Shelter Trust for the Homeless and features soups from a number of island businesses and groups.

Soup Kitchen founder Michelle Cuthbert is stepping down after organising the event for the 13 years.

She said she never expected it to become as big as it is.

Restaurants from across the island, including ones with a Michelin star, join schools and even the States of Jersey kitchen in donating soups to the event.

The soups are then served to shoppers, workers and States members throughout the afternoon to raise money for the Shelter Trust.

Mrs Cuthbert said: "It has been phenomenal really, we never expected it to be anything like this.

"We have sponsorship, we have music throughout from the choirs and we even have a bagpipe player.

"The support is just phenomenal, last year we served over 4,000 portions of soup."

Soups include beef and barley broth from the L'Horizon hotel, white onion and pecorina from Bohemia and Scotch broth from Jersey College for Girls.

This year's event will start from 11:00 GMT.

The soups

La Capannina - Bean & pasta

Hotel L'Horizon - Beef & barley broth

Jersey Pottery - Beetroot, sour cream, horseradish

Longueville Manor - Blue pumpkin, pine nuts, parmesan

Old Court House Inn - Broccoli & potato

Mayfair Catering - Caldo verde (cabbage & chorizo)

Highlands - Carrot & coriander

Cafejac - Carrot & fresh ginger

Grand Jersey Hotel - Chestnut, blue cheese & bacon

Green Island Restaurant - Cream of cauliflower & cheddar

Ransom's Tea Rooms - Cream of wild mushroom

Shelter Trust - Cullen skink

States of Jersey - Curried vegetable, coconut & lime

Pomme D'Or Hotel - "Gills & Grills"

Greenhills - Hungarian goulash

Bento - Japanese chicken & vegetables

Suma's - Leek & potato with garlic

Radisson Blu - Lentil

Atlantic Hotel - Lobster bisque & sweetcorn

Cheffins - Moroccan spiced lamb & vegetables

La Cantina - Pasta, chicken, potato & sweetcorn

Hotel de France - Pea & ham hock

Merton Hotel - Polish split pea & smoked pork

The Boat House - Pumpkin

Pontac House Hotel - Pumpkin & watercress

Mange Tout - Red Thai chicken & sweet potato

Cafe Poste - Roast rich tomato & red pepper

Merchant House Brasserie - Roast tomato & garlic

Jersey College for Girls - Scotch broth

Restaurant de la Poste - Serbian bean soup

Corbiere Phare - Slovakian sour cabbage & chorizo

Government House - Spiced sweet potato & red pepper

Feast - Thai chicken

Sodexo - Thai vegetable

Bohemia - White onion & pecorino

Chateau La Chaire - White onion & thyme

The Royal Yacht - Winter root vegetable

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