Empty Bowls 2022

Thank you to everyone who supported the 13th Annual Empty Bowls Event that was held on Thursday November 17th, 2022. This year you helped us to raise over $22,000 to be shared between two local charities; Welcoming Arms, Aurora and Inn From The Cold, Newmarket.

We hope to see you next year for our 14th Annual Empty Bowls event. Please check back in September 2022 for ticket information.

EmptyBowls 2022
Pictures from Empty Bowls 2022

What Happens at our Empty Bowls Event?

Empty Bowls events are held by potters in communities throughout North America with the objective to raise funds and awareness for local charities that work to relieve hunger and homelessness.

Before the meal, guests choose a soup bowl from the hundreds on display in our bowls room on the main floor of the Old Town Hall. We separate our bowls before the event to make sure that there is a unique and varied bowl selection for each sitting.

Patrons will take home their chosen bowl after the event to serve as a gentle reminder that not everyone has a full bowl every day.

After selecting a bowl, guests proceed upstairs to the grand Auditorium where our event will take place. Chefs will be on hand to serve a ladle of their signature gourmet soup and artisan bread and guests may enjoy multiple dishes of these delicious soups.

This year musicians Joy Gannicott performed live music at each of the lunch sittings, and Nicholas Mustapha performed live music at the dinner sitting.

As an additional benefit, our Empty Bowls event is hosted in the same location as our annual fall sale, so guests may also choose to browse and shop, if they so desire.

The following restaurants participated in Empty Bowls 2022:

Aw Shucks Oyster Bar
Caroline's
Catharina's Kitchen
Food In Motion Catering
Hungry Brew Hops
The Hurst Bakery
The George Brew House and Eatery
Joia Ristorante and Wine Bar
Kababa Mediterranean Grill
Luna Ristorante
Market On Main (formerly Cachet Supper Club)
Maunder's Marketplace
Molisana Bakery
Nature's Emporium
Piazza Italian Eatery
Ristorante Orsini
Rockford's Bar and Grill
Romy's Restaurant and Lounge
State and Main Kitchen and Bar Aurora
Sweet Dutchess Kitchen and Café
Sweet Pea Sprouts
Sushi Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Tina's Grill
Vintage Spice

We wish to thank the sponsors of the Empty Bowls event:

We would like to thank the members of the Pine Tree Potters' Guild who work throughout the year to make bowls for this event. We would also like to thank the many people in our community who volunteer to help make this event so successful.

Previous Empty Bowls Events

see previous empty bowls events

For further information please contact: emptybowls@pinetreepotters.ca