LYNNFIELD, MA — HP Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, today announced the launch of the Soup Boutique, Inspired by Hood® Cream, a touring food truck sampling chef-created soups featuring Hood Cream. From November 26th through December 13th, Hood will be sampling these hot, delicious soups at select locations on specific dates in Boston, Portland and Providence. Each stop will offer two soup selections — one original recipe created by a leading local chef based in that stop's city, and one classic Hood soup recipe prepared by Chef Jonathan Dunn of Lavishly Dunn Catering. Fans can follow the truck on Facebook and on Twitter by using the hashtag #HoodSoupTruck for a chance to win a Hood Soup Boutique prize package each week of the tour. In the spirit of holiday giving, Hood is donating one dollar* to a local food bank in each city for every sample distributed.
"Top New England chefs have used Hood Cream in their recipes for decades, and with our Soup Boutique everyone can get a taste of how Hood's high-quality Cream products can elevate a dish," said Lynne Bohan, Vice President of Public Relations, HP Hood LLC. "During this holiday season, we're also proud to be assisting organizations helping those in need."
Soup Boutique, Inspired by Hood Cream, will offer cream-based soup samples Monday, November 26th through Thursday, December 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, in the following locations:
Boston, MA: Monday, November 26th – Friday, November 30th
•Monday, November 26th – Government Center Featured chef: Chris Coombs, Deuxave/dBar
•Tuesday, November 27th – Harvard Square, Cambridge Featured chef: Eric Gregory, Grafton Street Pub and Grill
•Wednesday, November 28th – Dewey Square Featured chef: Chris Coombs, Deuxave/dBar
•Thursday, November 29th – Harvard Square, Cambridge Featured chef: Eric Gregory, Grafton Street Pub and Grill
•Friday, November 30th – Government Center Featured chef: Chris Coombs, Deuxave/dBar
Portland, ME: Tuesday, December 4th – Thursday, December 6th – Downtown Portland
•Featured chef: Jeff Landry, The Farmer's Table
Providence, RI: Tuesday, December 11th – Thursday, December 13th – Downtown Providence
•Featured chef: Ben Lloyd, Tazza Caffe
Featured chefs will meet and greet guests during select times throughout the tour, and Hood representatives will hand out recipe cards and coupons for Hood Cream products so visitors will be able to recreate the chef's restaurant-quality soups in the comfort of their home. For each bowl of soup sampled, Hood will donate one dollar* to local food banks.
To participate in the Soup Boutique giveaway, post a response to the question "In what dish do you love using @HPHood Cream?" to Twitter using the #HoodSoupTruck hashtag or share your response on to the contest tab on Hood's Facebook page. One lucky winner will be selected each week to receive a Hood Soup Boutique prize package, including a $100 restaurant gift card to that week's chef's restaurant, Hood Cream coupons, cookware and a Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off® cookbook. Entries are limited to one per person, per week.
To learn more about Hood and to read official contest rules, visit Hood.com/soupboutique. You can also follow Hood on Twitter at @hphood or become at fan at facebook.com/HPHood.
*Up to $10,000.
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley®, Simply Smart® Milk, Heluva Good!®, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes, and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilks. For more information about Hood, please visit Hood.com.