Portland, February 23rd. Some of Portland’s top chefs were ladling out  delicious soup to benefit Transition Projects. Soup for the Soul raises money to help provide flexible financial assistance to move people from homelessness to housing. Former Portland mayor Bud Clark, who is a member of Transition Projects board of directors, was all smiles at the benefit. Each year, Transition Projects helps more than 500 people end their homelessness.  The event was at Urban Studio, located in the heart of the Pearl District.

Looks good enough to eat

Soup's on!

The 2012 line-up included chef, Christopher Israel. GQ named Christopher’s Grüner one of the 10 best new restaurants in America. A 2011 James Beard nominee, Christopher has cooked at Zefiro and Saucebox.

Christopher Israel (executive chef, Grüner) wowed the supporters

Christopher Israel (executive chef, Grüner) Michelle Ganow-Jones, visits with Serena Cruz Walsh (member of the Transition Projects Board of Directors, former Multnomah County Commissioner)

Other talented chef’s who supported the event included: 

Daniel Mondok. Daniel’s resume includes Genoa, Sel Gris and Foster Burger. He is opening a new restaurant at the Inn at Red Hills in Dundee, previously occupied by Farm to Fork.

Greg Samples. Greg is executive chef at Portland Prime, winner of Wine Spectator’s 2011 Award of Excellence. He has cooked in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years.

Amanda Ames of Chez Joly has worked at the prestigious El Bizcocho in San Diego. She placed in the Concours de Tartes aux Fruits competition.

Karen Pride and Brittney Galloway also whipped up some great soup. They’re co-creators of the healthy, inspired cuisine served at Prasad Café, located inside Yoga Pearl.

Soup for the Soul drew a crowd

Soup for the Soul drew a crowd.

 
Hon. Jeff Cogen (chair, Multnomah County), Andy Carson (Fox 12)

Hon. Jeff Cogen (chair, Multnomah County), Andy Carson (Fox 12)

 

Doreen Binder (executive director, Transition Projects), Dave Williams (president, Clean & Safe Board of Directors)

Doreen Binder (executive director, Transition Projects), Dave Williams (president, Clean & Safe Board of Directors)

From Transition Projects:

Our mission is to serve people’s needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. With four locations in Portland, Oregon, Transition Projects serves homeless single adults throughout the metropolitan area. The agency is a catalyst for helping people end their homelessness. The mission of Transition Projects is to serve people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing.

 

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