Hamilton Rotarian and event MC Frank Mancino poses with Mamma Rosa’s Restaurant owner Gino D’Amelio, Rotarian and event co-chair Marie Varga and Hamilton Rotary president Jim Haws Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton. D’Amelio was awarded grand champion for his potato with horseradish and bacon soup.

Hamilton Rotarians Frank Mancino poses and Marie Varga pose with La Piazza Ristorante owner Jerry LoPresti and Rotary president Jim Haws Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton. LoPresti was awarded Chef’s Choice for his cream roasted red pepper with chicken soup.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton Township hosted its Soup For You contest Feb. 25 at Reynolds Middle School.

About 300 attendees tasted 11 soups from 10 local restaurants.

The Rotary Club awarded Mamma Rosa’s Restaurant Grand Champions for their potato with horseradish and bacon soup.

La Piazza Ristorante took home the Chef’s Choice award for their cream roasted red pepper with chicken soup.

Other restaurants in the running were Bill’s Olde Tavern, Jersey Girl Cafe, Mastori’s, Dubh Linn Square, Yardville Inn, Il Cielo Ristorante, Melbri’s Tea House and Killarney’s Publick House.

Proceeds benefited scholarships for graduating seniors in Hamilton Township.

More information is online at hamiltontownshiprotary.org.