Introducing The Big Broth

We're soup-er excited to launch our new competition to find the tastiest homemade soup recipe.

Introducing The Big Broth

Chefs Aldo Zilli, Thomasina Miers and William Sitwell will help judge our search to find the nation’s best homemade soup.

The Big Broth will give one lucky amateur cook the chance to have their delicious recipe produced by Yorkshire Provender. Waitrose will also stock the winning soup in shops across the UK with Yorkshire Provender donating 20p from each pot sold directly to Centrepoint.

The money raised will help give vulnerable young people a safe place to stay. Our dedicated staff will also help them tackle health problems and find work.

How does The Big Broth work?

1. Submit your favourite soup recipe here.

2. The competition will close at the end of March. Celebrity judges – including award-winning chef Aldo Zilli, founder of the Wahaca group of Mexican restaurants Thomasina Miers and editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine, William Sitwell – will narrow down the entries and choose five finalists. 

3. In April, the five finalists will then take part in a cook off in London. Our celebrity panel then will choose the winner.

4. Yorkshire Provender will produce the winner's recipe. Waitrose will then sell the soup from Winter 2018.

"It's important for the winner to have a passion for cooking"

Chef Aldo Zilli is looking forward to judging the competition.

“We will be looking for a soup made with quality ingredients. We want tasty and interesting flavour combinations," he says.

"It’s important for the winner to have a passion for cooking – we hope they put their heart and soul into the recipe. Youth homelessness is an important cause to get behind and the winner’s recipe will genuinely help save lives.”

Richard Utting, Centrepoint's Events Director, adds “There has always been a link between homelessness and soup, so we wanted to build on that and give the entire nation a chance to get involved." 

Don't stew over it. Enter The Big Broth now