SPSU employees cook original soup recipes to be served to the campus community. For a very low price, non-cooks are invited to enjoy the fruits of these endeavors. Entries are judged by a panel, and prizes are awarded. The event is informal and a lot of fun.
The Soup Cook-off is held each fall, usually in October, as the days get shorter and the nights become colder.
The first Tony Tillman Chili Cook-off was held 1997, to honor the longtime Engineering Technology Dean at SPSU, and founding member of the SCBC. As an outgrowth of the Tony Tillman Chili Cook-Off, the Soup Cook-off was begun to showcase the wonderful soup-making skills of our faculty & staff.