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ECNPLC’s 5th annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off welcome competition from other businesses   


The 5th annual Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Soup and Chili Cook Off was held at Olde School Deli & Café last Thursday evening. This year’s event included inviting other businesses located inside the Essex Medical Centre to compete for top prizes.  

by Sylene Argent

Last Thursday evening, the sweet smell of savory dishes was in the air at Olde School Deli & Café as the Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (ECNPLC) hosted its 5th annual Soup and Chili Cook Off.

  As the ECNPLC moved to the second level of the Essex Medical Centre earlier this year, staff extended an invitation to its new neighbouring businesses to get involved with its 2019 Soup & Chili Cook Off. They urged the other businesses located inside the Essex Medical Centre to put their best recipes to the test in this annual friendly competition.

  Clients of the ECNPLC, in addition to anyone from the community, were invited to get into the holiday spirit with this warming event.

  After tasting submissions, event participants appointed Gabby Abbas, a Social Worker with the ECNPLC, as having the best chili. And, Jesse Kim, a Nurse Practitioner who works with Dr. Dorianne Butler, won first prize in the best soup category.

  In the sprit of the holiday theme of the event, participants were able to vote on who wore the ugliest sweaters. ECNPLC’s Dietician Joelle Jean won this year’s Ugly Sweater prize.

  This year’s event had a great turnout, thanks, in part, to continued community support and the new partnership formed with the other businesses located inside the Essex Medical Centre.

  The ECNPLC has hosted this event in the past as a way to not only celebrate the holiday season with its clients, but also as an outreach program where clients, and potential registrants, could learn about the many services offered at the local primary healthcare clinic.

  As the staff roster continues to grow at the ECNPLC, a new Clinical Director, Jennie Boyd, was recently introduced to the community.

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