Ingredients  for soup


At Stone Soup Catering we believe that meaningful work and whole, fresh foods are two essential components of a healthy life.


We combine the two by training and hiring program participants from the Saint John Learning Exchange, providing them living wage employment to prepare a varied menu of healthy, tasty, unprocessed meals and snacks.


Revenue from Stone Soup is used to support the no-fee education and employment services of the Learning Exchange.


Our name, Stone Soup, refers to the legend of weary travellers with nothing but a pot of water and a stone. When they asked villagers for food the response was “No”, but when they began to ask for contributions of specific ingredients to make a soup to be shared, they soon had everything they needed to prepare a hearty meal for the whole village.


Our achievements are also linked to our talented, generous community and their willingness to contribute to, and share in, the recipe for our success. 





"I absolutely love the coffee, the food and the atmosphere.  But most of all I love all of the people who work there."


Brett Ray

"The food is great value for the price and of brilliant taste."


Leah Secord

"The Stone Soup Cafe is a hidden gem in Saint John."