November 15, 2017 | McKimmon Center

Thanks to our community for turning out for Stone Soup Supper 2016! Aside from having a great time and enjoying beautiful pottery and delicious soup, you raised more than $60,000 to help Urban Ministries of Wake County feed, heal and shelter our neighbors in need!

Your donations allow for the needed funding to provide a week of nutritious groceries to 1,000 struggling families AND provide 37 uninsured Open Door Clinic patients with a full year of life-saving prescriptions AND provide four months of shelter, counseling and care to seven homeless women at the Helen Wright Center! Thank You Wake County!


Thank You Sponsors!

Dr. Gary Greenberg
Lycopene Producer Associates
Amanda and Todd Vaughn

Gregory Poole Equipment
Elissa Brody and Herb Tull
The Fenwick Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Medical Mutual
Sara Smith and Dr. Peter Morris
US Foods

Jean and Mike Carter
Great Tarheel Restoration Company
Midtown Magazine
Barbara and Ken Updegrave
Amanda and Todd Vaughn
Wake Stone Corp
Katie and Larry Wu
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Tanya Zinner and Fran Abdou

Beth Meyer Synagogue
Beth and Ken Brody
Regan and Robert Brown
Margaret and Chris Browning
Lisa Cunningham
Chris and David Gospoderek
Joelyn M. Harrington
Greer and Chuck Lysaght
Susan and Chuck Nichols
North State Bank
Susie and Russ Stephenson
Nancy and Bob Sumner
Wainright & Wassell DDS

BJs Warehouse
Enloe High School
Great Harvest Bread Co
Howell Bros. Pumpkins
Panera Bread

Congratulations Soup-erior Chefs!

Celebrity Judge's Award Winner:
Chef Melanie Dunia of The Pit

Chef Melanie competed against 11 other chefs to win over the taste buds of 8 celebrity judges ranging from Triangle foodies and bloggers to restaurant associations and food pros! In the end, Chef Melanie’s Brisket Chili was crowned by the judges. Congratulations Chef Melanie!

People's Choice Award Winner:
Chef Andrew Pettifer of Margaux's Restaurant

Chef Andrew competed alongside 11 other top chefs to be named the People’s Choice Winner! Chef Andrew’s Cream of Wild Mushroom with Confit Duck was a popular favorite among Stone Soup’s 500 plus guests! Congratulations Chef Andrew!

Thank You Potters!

A special thanks to the potters of the Triangle Potters Guild for donating their beautiful hand-crafted pieces of pottery to make our Potter’s Village complete! Thank you also for providing your time and your expertise!

Thank You Competing Chefs!

Thank You to the Following Chefs for Donating your Time, your Skills, and your Delicious Soups to Ensure a Soup-erlative Supper!

  • Chef Jonathan Ballard, Sassool Cafe: Red Lentil and Truffle Scented Gnocchi Soup with Coconut Beet Chip
  • Chef Mike Bickel, Carolina Ale House: Maine Rock Lobster and Cognac Bisque
  • Chef Miguel Cuevas, Totopos Street Food and Tequila: Black Bean Cream Soup
  • Chef Melanie Dunia, Empire Eats/The Pit: Brisket Chili
  • Chef Andrew Pettifer, Margauxs Restaurant: Cream of Wild Mushroom with Confit Duck
  • Chef Jeff Pineda, The Art Institute: Moroccan Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup garnished with Chile, Yogurt and Lemon
  • Chef Matt Register, Southern Smoke BBQ: Portuguese Stone Soup with Turnips
  • Chef Ron Salerno, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley: Korean Beef Bulgogi Soup
  • Chef Trey Smith, Prestonwood Country Club: Vietnamese Pho
  • Chef Paul Sottile, The Chef’s Academy: Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Apple
  • Chef Derek Turner, Capital Club 16: Lemon, Chicken and Kale Soup with Basmati Rice
  • Chef Eddie Wilson, Golden Corral: Roasted Corn Chowder
  • Thank You Celebrity Judges!

    Thank you to our Soup-erb Celebrity Judges for Donating your Time and your Expertise!

  • Alyssa Barkley, Chief Operating Officer of Membership Development, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Kristen Baughman, Founder, Tabletop Media Group
  • Melanie Brown, Owner, The Sweetest Things
  • Lauren Colatuno, Director of Digital Media, Chapel Hill/Durham Magazine
  • Kathy Hanrahan, Editor, WRAL’s Out and About
  • Holly Kelton, NC Triangle Community Manager, Yelp
  • Johanna Kramer, Author and Food Bloger,
  • Felicia Perry-Trujillo, Owner, Food-Seen by Felicia Perry Photography