Local food artisans with 100 Bowls of Soup owner Katharine Mardirosian at the Company’s Open House & Tasting Event.
Herndon-based 100 Bowls of Soup celebrated its 10th anniversary last Friday night at its Herndon kitchen with an Open House & Tasting Event benefiting Cornerstones, a Reston nonprofit organization. The event featured a selection of the local soup maker’s fall soups and broths along with artisanal foods from other local food entrepreneurs. “I am so grateful for the help, guidance and support of so many friends, fans, customers, employees, community members, farmers and food entrepreneurs,” said 100 Bowls of Soup owner and founder Katharine Mardirosian. “I wanted to mark this big milestone by celebrating local food makers and by giving back to our community.”
Attendees were able to meet the makers, enjoy samplings, purchase holiday gifts and give back to the community. Locally made foods and makers included fresh juices from Kochany Wellness (Sterling), switchel beverages from Vitick’s Switchel (Arlington), spices and chutneys from Aromatic Spice Blends (Sterling), sauerkraut from WowWow Ferments (Vienna), gluten-free paleo sweets from Bakefully Yours (Sterling), sustainably sourced chocolates from River-Sea Chocolates (Sterling) and gluten-free granola from Dano’s Granola (Reston). Local farmer David Guisti of Second Spring Farm (Purcellville) discussed the importance of buying from local farms using sustainable farming methods. The event raised $1,000 for Cornerstones.