Learn about how this year’s Centrepoint Big Broth Competition went down, who won, and how buying the winning soup will help tackle youth homelessness in the UK.
This year’s competition
If you’re new to Centrepoint’s Big Broth competition, it all started last year when we began an important collaboration with Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. We got our heads together and launched the Big broth competition, to raise awareness for the charity’s excellent work and for Yorkshire Provender to support Centrepoint by raising funds in a new way!
For the competition, Centrepoint invited anyone in the UK to submit a soup recipe onto their website. We got hundreds of entries and our team together with Centrepoint picked a shortlist of five finalists. We then invited the finalists to London for a special ‘Cook off’ event where the winning recipe was chosen by Centrepoint’s celebrity judges.
On 7th May 2019, the winner of the second annual Centrepoint Big Broth competition was chosen… Richard Norman. The entire Big Broth panel of celebrated chefs and ‘soup-a-star’ celebrity judges were blown away by Richard’s Carrot & Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Parsley!
All agreed his addition of a sublime garlic and parsley salsa really set Richard’s soup apart from the competition making him a worthy winner of this year’s Big Broth.
As the winner, Richard would get his original recipe made by our team at Delicious HQ, to be sold in Waitrose with 20p of every pot sold going to Centrepoint!
Since Richard was announced as our winner in May, he has visited Delicious HQ with his wife Julie to make sure we’ve nailed his recipe, ready for his soup to be launched! We’re so thrilled that the product is now available in Waitrose stores across the UK.
How the donations help the homeless
In 2018/19 the money raised for Centrepoint through the Big Broth Competition amounted to over £35,000, and we are hoping to smash this in 2019/20!
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people supported by Patron, Prince William – helping 15,000 young people every year.
Last year 86,000 vulnerable young people asked for help from their local council because they were either homeless or at risk. Only half these young people received support.
Centrepoint provide young people with skills and independence so they can turn their lives around by offering a home, health advice and practical life skills, including cookery and nutrition.
The work Centrepoint do is amazing, we couldn’t be prouder to work with them! If you want to find out more about what they do, head over to their website, here.