RARITAN TWP., NJ – The Tenth Annual Hunterdon County Soup Cook-Off will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the at the Hunterdon Central High School Commons.

The Commons can be accessed from 29 Junction Road. Use Flemington for GPS.

The event is presented annually by the Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon. ShopRite of Hunterdon is its sponsor.

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Last year, 20 local restaurants entered their favorite soup, competing for Best Soup in Hunterdon.

First Place for People’s Choice was Hunterdon County Polytech for its Parsnip White Bean & Roasted Garlic. Second Place was awarded to Cook To Order for its Tomato & Spinach Bisque and Third Place went to 55 Main for its Lobster Pot Pie.

Judge’s Choice First Place went to 55 Main;  Second Place was the Pattenburg House for its Broccoli Cheddar and Third Place was given to Atrium Café for its Hot & Sour Asian Chicken.

Best Presentation was awarded to Hunterdon Medical Center for a Carrot Ginger Soup.

Proceeds from the event, which total nearly $10,000 annually, are donated to the five food pantries of Hunterdon County to fight Hunger in Hunterdon. In addition to the entrance fee of $15, attendees are asked to bring a can of food as a donation to the food banks.