Onsite Experiences

2018 Event Information

 Philips SoupMaker Demonstration Stage:

Don’t miss it! Some of Ontario’s top chefs will be gracing the tent-covered Philips SoupMaker Demonstration Stage to teach you tips and tricks to making soup, preparing soup using the SoupMaker, and making soups you never dreamed were a possibility.

Grab a seat, mix and mingle, and bask in the knowledge of what these chefs have to offer. Stick around after each demonstration to redeem your sample vouchers (all proceeds going to our charity) for a chance to try what these chefs are serving up.

Hosted By:

Christian Pritchard of Aurora Imports (as seen on CBC’s Stephen & Chris)


Saturday, October 20th @ 12 Noon
Chef Harrison Hennick of Nique Restaurant (Established Restaurateur)

Saturday, October 20th @ 2 PM
Chef Ted Reader of Ted’s BBQ (known for his award-winning cookbooks)

Saturday, October 20th @ 4 PM
Chef Romain Avril of Neruda (as seen on Food Network’s Chopped Canada)

Saturday, October 20th @ 6 PM
Ricardo Rueda of Carlotta Bar (Up & Coming Chef to Watch)

Sunday, October 21st @ 12:30 PM
Chef Eyal Liebman of Chef & Somm (Private Chef & Sommelier)

Sunday, October 21st @ 2:30 PM
Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro’s (as seen on Netflix Canada’s Rebel Without A Kitchen)

Final Chef To Be Named.

 FREE Farmer’s Market:
It’s that time of year when the farmer’s crops are a plenty of harvest-style goods. Swing into our FREE Farmer’s Market, located just outside the festival gates, to shop for locally grown carrots, corn, beets, gourds, and other vegetables. Plus pick up amazingly, delicious grass fed and antibiotic-free meats. Take your goodies home to make your own soup after the show! Our market will inspire you to shop local and get creative with your flavours. The fun doesn’t have to end when you leave the festival. We will also have warm baked breads and pies!

 Kid’s Zone:

There is fun for the entire family including the kids. Bundle them up and bring them out to enjoy our Kid’s Zone. Here you will find an array of games and activities that will keep your children occupied which will keep a smile on your face. It’s important that the wee ones enjoy themselves too. Amusement tickets sold separately.

  Live Entertainment Stage:
Float through the festival grounds to the soft sounds of the acoustic guitar or soulful lyrics of some of your favourite songs. Mingle with old and new friends to share stories of your favourite soups while you enjoy the ambiance each of our stages present. Toronto has such amazingly talented artists and we are pleased to feature these individuals over the course of the weekend.


Frank Ryan

Jeremiah Hill

Jess Leung

Cory Cruise

Saturday, October 20
12:30pm-1:15pm Cory Cruise
1:45 – 2:30pm Cory Cruise
3:30-4:15pm Jessica Leung
4:45-5:30pm Jessica Leung
6pm-6:45 Frankie Ryan
7:15-8pm Frankie Ryan
Sunday, October 21
12 Noon – 12:45pm Jeremiah Hill
1:15pm-2pm Jeremiah Hill
3-3:45pm TBD
4:15pm-5pm Frankie Ryan
5-5:45pm Frankie Ryan

 Onsite Campfire:
Don’t let that Fall weather get you down. The selection of soups will warm your heart and the campfire will warm your toes. Feel warm and cozy with your friends and family around the flickering flames, allowing the fire to suck away the frigid autumn air. Settling the evening tone of the festival will be the intensely flashing fire creating the perfect beacon of light. Savour your soup, sip those hot beverages and bask in the beauty of this onsite experience.these individuals over the course of the weekend.

 Life-Size Stockpot:

If you’re looking for that Insta-worthy photo, then have no fear because the festival’s life-size stockpot is here. Snap your squad in front of this huge ‘boiling’ pot of soup, and share it on social using hashtag #SoupFestivalTO.


  Great Lakes Beer “Barley Boil” Experience:

Great Lakes Brewery knows how to do it up right, so they have you covered at their GLB “Barley Boil” Experience. Enjoy their brand experience area chock full of delicious beer choices including access to their Pumpkin Ale.




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