In the Community
believes in supporting the community—and the folks who support us. We will actively seek out opportunities to give back to Santa Fe—from participating in educational programs that encourage our kids to eat healthy food (and lead more active lifestyles) to promoting the importance of sustainable, local agriculture, and helping to save our environment by offering recyclable packaging.
Sup Treats Winning Gonzales Homeroom to a Special Lunch
It all started in early December, when Sup approached Gonzales Community School about collecting canned pet food and toys to benefit the homeless animals in the care of Espanola Valley Animal Shelter. Gonzales Assistant Vice Principal Carl Marano challenged the school’s homerooms to could collect the most goodies in this Secret Santa program.
On December 20th, the Sup van arrived at Gonzales to pick up the canned pet food and toys. “The outpouring of generosity from these kids was absolutely overwhelming,” said Sup Executive Chef Anthony Damiano. Espanola’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Nina Stively, was also present and she was equally amazed. “There was a non-stop line of kids poring out of the school’s front doors with boxes of goods in their hands,” said Stively, who brought along EVHS mascot Lil, and Merry, a Sharpei mix who was later adopted by Chef Damiano. “They were all smiles and grins, and it was clear that they were so excited to help,” said Stively. “It was an extra bonus that the chef fell in love with Merry and adopted her.”
Together, the homeroom classes collected more than 500 donation items for the animal shelter. Ms. Perea’s homeroom—a class of kindergarteners—collected the most goodies and won the challenge. Their reward: a specially made lunch served by Sup Executive Chef Damiano on Jan. 17th.
“It really was a labor of love to make lunch for these outstanding students,” said Damiano, who served two of Sup’s best-selling kids’ soups, in addition to sandwiches, cookies and a new Sup PBJ dessert made with banana bread. “I talked with them about the importance of healthy eating and cooking with fresh ingredients—especially fresh veggies.”
This is the first time Damiano has cooked in a public school in Santa Fe, and it’s the beginning of a partnership between Sup and Gonzales Community School. On Feb. 7 and 8, Damiano will teach another group of Gonzales students about the importance of eating and cooking healthy food.
“It was a great opportunity for the kids to help others in need,” said Marano. “Everyone was excited to contribute and help out. I want to thank Sup for wanting to be involved with the school and supporting the youth in our community in such a positive way.”
THROUGHOUT OCTOBER—Pink Cupcakes for the Cause!
s super pastry chef is baking Cupcakes for the Cause, and Sup is donating the proceeds to benefit the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM), a vital nonprofit that assists New Mexico cancer patients in a variety of ways (www.cffnm.org).
Each vanilla cupcake will feature the iconic Susan G. Komen pink ribbon in buttercream frosting…and they cost $3 each (OR 4 for $10, OR 12 for $32 with FREE DELIVERY within a 5-mile radius of Sup’s flagship location at 559 W. Cordova Road).
So be sweet and enjoy a sweet for a great cause…cupcakes are available at both Sup locations:
flagship location: 559 W. Cordova Road (across the street from Trader Joe’s); 819.5775, ext. 1
hospital location: 465 St. Michaels Drive (in the Medical-Dental Building); 819.5775, ext. 2.
Saturday, Oct. 6—Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fundraiser at Buffalo Thunder
Executive Chef Anthony Damiano will present a surprise appetizer for this annual cause at 6 p.m….other local chefs will provide other courses, so this event promises to appeal to all foodies (and those interested in doing their holiday shopping early during the event’s silent auction)! Tickets and info are available at: http://www.bbbsnorthernnm.org/site/c.bkLVKiOSLeK4E/b.8174543/k.C800/Gala_2012.htm
Tuesday, October 30—Donate Blood & You Could Win a Lexus Hybrid!
‘s first blood drive was such a success (thanks to all you Supsters out there), so we’re going to host regular drives throughout the year! The next blood drive promises to be a bloody good time as it’s on Tuesday, Oct. 30…just one day before Halloween (1-4 p.m.). Every donor will be entered to win a 2012 CT Lexus Hybrid (drawing on Dec. 1; the raffle benefits Alta Mira (www.altamira.org). Wear your Halloween costumer and you’ll be entered FIVE TIMES in the drawing!!! Donations appointments are available every 15 minutes, so RSVP today at email@example.com!
Saturday, June 23—Dessert Competition for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Fundraiser (to benefit the Santa Fe Community Foundation; 5:30-9 p.m.)
Ticket buyers will dine in one of numerous hand-selected private homes, gardens and studios of some of Santa Fe’s most gracious and notable community members. But where guests will dine is a secret until a few days before the event itself. Among the guests is a Nobel Laureate. One of the homes is rife with historic, scandalous stories. The evening is filled with surprises, including a dessert competition held under Santa Fe’s beautiful evening skies at the International Folk Art Market. Sup’s own Lisa Damiano, consulting pastry chef, has created a specially designed dessert for the evening. Ingredients, flavors and presentation are tightly being kept under lock and key…so be sure to buy a ticket to this event so you can sample the evenings desserts and vote for yours truly, Sup! http://guesswhoinsantafe.org/
Saturday, July 7—Splendid Fare Dinner Event (to benefit Kitchen Angels; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)
This evening will offer an unforgettable experience for palate and mind. Seven sumptuous courses interspersed with a delicious selection of readings from well-known food writers is the recipe for this superb summer dinner, presented in a very special location not usually open to the public. Chef Anthony Damiano of Sup will create a seven-course meal featuring seasonal ingredients, while sommelier Mark Johnson, author of the Santa Fe New Mexican’s monthly wine column, will select the wines. Readings include favorites from famed food writers such as M.F.K. Fisher, Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child and Ludwig Bemelmans. Performers will include Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/producer and former Second City actor Robert Benedetti, and popular Santa Fe actor and Pasatiempo film critic Jonathan Richards. Tickets: $125 per person (limited to 48 guests) http://www.kitchenangels.org/adventures.html
Thursday, July 12—International Folk Art Market Community Celebration at The Railyard (5 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Meet the weekend’s market artists and enjoy the Artist Procession, as well as a free concert and a huge international food court. Sup will be there to serve dessert in our special Sup Dessert Tent…with a slew of sweets! See you there… www.folkartmarket.org/coming/market-schedule/
participated in The Santa Fe Harvest Festival in November 2011, which benefited Cooking with Kids (cookingwithkids.net). Our executive chef, Anthony Damiano, CMC, served as a judge for both rounds of the amateur chef competition, which were held on Nov. 5 and Nov. 10 at Buffalo Thunder Resort and The Inn and Spa at Loretto, respectively.
Chef Anthony Damiano (far right) checks out a cooking station for the Nov. 10th amateur chef competition with Fernando Olea, the owner and chef of Espazote (left) and the omnipresent Chef Johnny Vee.
Chef Damiano consults with Chef Olea about an amateur chef’s entry.
Chef Damiano likes what he tastes!