Empty Bowls 2023

The 14 Annual Empty Bowls Event was held on Thursday November 16th, 2023 , at Newmarket Old Town Hall, to raise much needed funds for two local charities; Welcoming Arms, Aurora and Inn From The Cold, Newmarket.

Please check back in September for information about Empty Bowls 2024.

We wish to thank the sponsors of this year's Empty Bowls event:

Joy Gannicott performed live music at the lunch sitting, and David Pilkey performed live music at the dinner sitting.

The following local culinary establishments, from Newmarket and Aurora, donated gourmet soup and bread for all to enjoy, and we are very thankful for their support:

La Bréhandaise Catering
Catharina's Kitchen
Dorio's Kettleby Italian Bakery
Food In Motion Catering
The Hurst Bakery
Hungry Brew Hops
Inn From The Cold
Irv at the George
Joia on Main
Maunder's Marketplace
Piazza Italian Eatery
Rockford's Bar and Grill
Ristorante Orsini
Romy's Restaurant and Lounge
State and Main Kitchen and Bar Aurora
Sweet Dutchess Kitchen and Café
Vintage Spice

Thank you to the Pine Tree Potters' Guild members who make hundreds of bowls for this event. As an added bonus this year, additional bowls were available for purchase during the weekend of our sale, with all proceeds going to our two charities.

The extra support that we received from the wonderful staff at Newmarket Old Town Hall to help make Empty Bowls a success is greatly appreciated.

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. During the event, patrons select a handmade bowl from the hundreds on display and local chefs and bakers in attendance serve a ladle of their gourmet soup and artisan bread. The handmade bowl guests take home with them serves as a gentle reminder that not everyone has a full bowl every day.

Previous Empty Bowls Events

see previous empty bowls events

For further information please contact: emptybowls@pinetreepotters.ca