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The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is pleased to welcome back Larry Thomas, the actor who portrayed the infamous Soup Nazi, in the Seinfeld series. Thomas will be a celebrity guest for the 4th annual Great Winter Soup Cook Off on February 11, 2017. His “No Soup For You!” bark became one of the most famous catchphrases of all times and earned him an Emmy nomination and a permanent place in pop culture. Thomas’s role in one of the most memorable episodes in the series became an overnight success. This all-time favorite spotlighted The Soup Nazi and the long lines of customers at his restaurant. In order to get to try his addicting soups, patrons had to play by his strict rules or he would yell out “No Soup for You” and throw them out of the store. Thomas will be available for autographs and his cook book and signed ladles will be availabe for purchase.
Wonderful aromas and good tastes will fill the Grand Hall at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center as over 45 chefs and cooks compete for awards in several different categories in this soul warming event to benefit educational programs and enrich the lives of those in our community.. A panel of culinary experts will judge the soups in professional and amateur categories. Special cooking demos will be offered. And new to the event this year will be an IRON CHEF COMPETITION. Be sure to stop at our Cook-Off Cafe for tastes of local homemade baked goods, gourmet specialties, and wine and beverage samplers.
Ticket price allows ten (10) tastings and admission to cafe; door prize registrations and Best in Show vote.
Additional tasting tickets available during event.
Free for children under 5.
Tickets purchased at the door will be $12.00