Aspiring artists and chefs at Contra Costa College will fill handmade ceramic bowls they’ve created with a delicious soup they plan to whip up for the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project on Friday, an event benefiting hungry local residents.
The soup event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school’s Three Seasons Restaurant at 2600 Mission Bell Drive in San Pablo.
At $10 per person, and $5 per student, patrons will enjoy a simple meal — soup, bread and water — crafted by culinary arts students. They also get to bring home their ceramic bowls crafted by fine arts students. Proceeds from the event benefit Richmond-based homeless services provider Bay Area Rescue Mission, which provides 1,000 meals a day to the hungry, among other services.
“This simple meal is to help remind you that so many residents in our community go hungry on a daily basis,” organizers said in a statement.
Unlike most simple meals, this dining experience includes live entertainment, as the Hilltop Ukelele Lovers Association or H.U.L.A. will perform Hawaiian songs during the event.