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soup & bread recipes for soup-kitchen type cafe?

miss louella | Feb 8, 2009 07:45 AM

Hi folks, we're starting a volunteer-run soup cafe (free) where we expect to feed 25-30 people each Monday at lunch. We have the great good fortune of having a restaurant owner giving guidance, but I'd still love to hear what you know. I thought I'd read posts from people who've done this but can't find them by using the search feature. We are planning to serve soup and a bread (cornbread, biscuit, etc.) and to send leftovers home in to-go containers. I would love advice of all kinds, but especially:

--recipes that have been particularly popular?

--unexpected things you learned along the way

--touches that take the soup from filling to delightful

Thanks so much for your help!

PS We're doing this out of a local church--we have the church all day on Mondays, but not at all on Sundays. Do you find a need to do a lot of prep/precooking (beans, rice, etc.) the day before?

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