•  Intake
  •  General Inquiries
  •  Donate
  •  Members

2017 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Thank You for Supporting our 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser


Thank you everyone for supporting the 12th Annual Empty Bowls on March 8, 2017! The success of the event would not be possible without all of the support from our attendees, sponsors, judges, potters, vendors, and volunteers.

The event was a wonderful success, raising more than $30,000 for programs and services at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services!

At the event, Niagara’s finest chefs prepare and serve their favourite soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are Niagara wines, specialty beverages, and delicious sweets. At our 2017 event we had over 350 guests and 22 different food and beverage vendors.

2017 Soup Award Winners

Congratulations to Chef Drew Zimmerman of PigOut Catering on winning the People's Choice award for his Smoked Bacon & Corn Chowder, and for the second year in a row, congratulations to Chef Robert Forster of Weinkeller on winning the Platinum Ladle award for his Tortilla Soup.

Our 2017 Vendors »

Vendors at Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Guests had a ton of fun sampling the delicious offerings from our food and beverage vendors. | More »

Photo Gallery | View Full Gallery »

Click on a thumbnail below to view full size photos.


Our 2017 Potters »

Meet the Empty Bowls Fundraiser Artists Potters

The beautiful handcrafted pottery bowls are donated by local potters throughout the Niagara region. | More »


2017 Event Judges

Thank you to the 2017 soup judges for selecting the Platinum Ladle Award for best soup! Celebrity judge Tara O’Brady, author of Seven Spoons cookbook and website is joined this year by culinary judges Chef Mark Hand, Chef Stuart Mena, Chef Stacie Royds, and our sponsor judge from Postmedia, Jay Allin.

Our judges have the important task of choosing the winner of the Platinum Ladle Award for the best soup!

Meet The Judges »


2017 Event Sponsors 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting our 12th Annual Empty Bowls event. The support from our partners is invaluable and continues to make our signature fundraising event so successful, year after year. | Become a Sponsor »

Silver Sponsors

  • Pen Financial Credit Union
  • O'Hara Trucking & Excavating
  • Sullivan Mahoney Lawyers

Bronze Sponsors

  • Grant Thornton
  • Castle Plumbing & Heating Inc.
  • Sideline Telephone Service
  • CBC Computer Systems
  • Service Master Canada

Media Sponsors

  • 101.1 Juice FM
  • 105.1 2day FM
  • Cogeco Logo

Make a Difference. Donate online, by mail or by phone.