For this fundraiser, grab a spoon and leave the tuxedos and evening gowns at home.

For this fundraiser, grab a spoon and leave the tuxedos and evening gowns at home.

The 10th annual Columbus Souper Bowl Cook-Off, which welcomes people of all ages in a casual setting, is slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Congregation Beth Tikvah, 6121 Olentangy River Road in Worthington.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 5 and older and free for children 4 and younger. Admission is $1 off for those who bring a can of soup, which will be donated to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen in Franklinton.

Jeff Wasserstrom, chairman of the event, said about 300 people are expected to attend the event, to be held a day prior to the NFL's Super Bowl 50, They willb e able to participate in games, groove to tunes played by a disc jockey and vie for merchandise in a silent auction and raffle.

Then, of course, there's the food.

Up to 20 soup-makers from throughout central Ohio will compete for first- and second-place prizes in both the professional and amateur cooking competitions. Another half-dozen will seek first- and second-place honors in the challah-baking contest.

All of those who attend the event will get to sample a variety of some of the area's best chicken soup -- from matzo ball to chicken tortilla -- and braided egg bread, Wasserstrom said.

And they will have a say in the winners of each category, he said.

Mike Fliegel has participated in eight of the previous Souper Bowls.

He said mostly keeps things simple: root vegetables, onions and carrots in the broth that would be common on a Jewish family's table during Passover.

"You give it an awful lot of attention," he said.

Meanwhile, he takes some of the leftover chicken to make chicken salad, which he serves on crackers for all guests coming through the door. Fliegel also serves a chicken liver spread on crackers.

Other foods, such as vegetables and desserts, will be available, he said.

"There are all kinds of activities for people," Wasserstrom said. "It creates a great atmosphere for families to be involved in a good cause."

Since the Souper Bowl was founded, it has raised $57,000 to help send the congregation's students to summer camp. Meanwhile, more than 153 gallons have been donated to the Holy Name Soup Kitchen.