Sweet potato and apple win at the Souper Star lunch

Neil McCartney, left, and Shawn Lymburner serve up soup.

Neil McCartney, left, and Shawn Lymburner serve up some soup.

Five chefs battled it out today, and in the end, Shawn Lymburner was victorious with his sweet potato and apple soup.

Daud Grewal and Tara Lisoy

Daud Grewal and Tara Lisoy

Lymburner went head-to-head with four fellow Sodexo chefs for the Souper Star lunch, which benefits Brock’s United Way campaign. His sweet potato and apple with maple crème fraiche was voted the best by diners in attendance at Pond Inlet.

Lymburner, as well as celebrity sous chef Neil McCartney, Dean of Applied Health Sciences, received medals for the victory.

Other competitors were:

  • Jim Harper (with director of Athetics Robert Hilson) – meat chili
  • Tara Lisoy (with Brock University Students’ Union president Daud Grewal) – roasted garlic and pumpkin
  • John French (with Mike Plyley, Dean of Graduate Studies) – borscht
  • Roger Gallagher (with Barb Daly from the Graduate Students’ Association) – New England clam chowder
Barb Daly and Roger Gallagher

Barb Daly and Roger Gallagher

The fun competition doubles as the official launch of Brock’s United Way campaign, which runs until Nov. 25. The goal is $115,000.

Upcoming United Way events include:

Halloween 5k Fun Run/Walk
Date – Monday, Oct. 31
Time – Registration at 11:45 a.m
• More information

United Way Trivia Night
Date – Friday, Nov. 18. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., pasta dinner at 7 p.m., trivia starting at 8 p.m.
Where – Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines
Cost - $25 each. Teams of eight are $200. Tickets are available at the Centre for the Arts box office at 905-688-5550 x3257

Scotiabank is also holding a cupcake sale this week to benefit United Way.

Robert Hilson and Jim Harper

Robert Hilson and Jim Harper

Mike Plyley and John French

Mike Plyley and John French

Posted on October 18, 2011

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