There are few things like a steaming bowl of soup to stave off the winter chill. Now you can enjoy a nourishing broth and provide one to someone else in one fell swoop.

East End Cellars will bring in a high-profile chef every Wednesday this winter to dish up bowls of soup, served with crusty Soiboii bread, for $15. All profits will go to Hutt St Centre to help those sleeping rough. Add $10 to your bill and provide a bowl to someone who needs it.

“If everyone donates $10, then Hutt St can generate 450–500 hot meals for the homeless,” said EEC co-owner Margie Andrewartha in a press release.

“It is staggering to think 6000 people are currently homeless in SA and these days 43 per cent of all homeless people are women. Many of these women have fled domestic violence and have no savings and no super.

“We are delighted to be able to support the Hutt St Centre with their endeavours.”

Chef Simon Bryant will serve the first soup off the ranks – a “freakin’ fancy” riff on pea and ham made with jamon, white pea and black truffle. He’ll be “at the ready, ladle in hand” this Wednesday from 12.30pm.

Cheong Liew and Duncan Welgemoed will dole out their own recipes in the coming weeks.

Soup can be pre-ordered, and donations made, online at There will also be soup available for walk-ins.