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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Souper Jenny. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Souper Jenny, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Souper Jenny. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Souper Jenny, often where they are interviewed.

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EP56: No Experience Required to Serve Your Community: Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny

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Host Allison Hare talks to Jenny Levison, owner of beloved Atlanta restaurant Souper Jenny and the founder of the foundation The Zadie Project. They discuss serving your community, following your purpose and passion, adventures in entrepreneurship, healthy cooking, and more.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jenny grew up in Atlanta, but moved to LA with her mother when her parents got divorced, and that led her into acting.
  • As an actor, she always also worked in restaurants, making her way through management and eventually ending up in the kitchen for a friend’s restaurant.
  • Jenny and her husband at the time traveled around the world for 18 months, visiting 24 countries, and during that time she collected recipes from anyone she met, later realizing they were almost entirely soups.
  • Jenny founded The Zadie Project 3 years ago as a 501(c)3 after coming together with her whole Souper Jenny team and realizing she wanted to expand the ways she was serving the community in Atlanta.
  • Through The Zadie Project, they donate food from Souper Jenny to Title I schools, homeless shelters, and other at risk populations.
  • Jenny is dedicated to being intentional every day, even if that means being intentional about relaxing and watching Netflix.
  • The Zadie Project also holds a free drive-through grocery for those in need, especially with the effects of COVID-19.
  • Souper Jenny is lucky to have already been a take-out only restaurant so they have not had to close, but it’s been hard on the employees.
  • Jenny wants to open another location and is bidding to get into the airport.
  • Souper Jenny sells 3 cookbooks that you can buy on their website, or get other recipes off Jenny’s blog.

3 Key Points

  1. If you’re driven to do something and you feel it is your purpose, then you don’t need experience to get started.
  2. COVID-19 has brought out so much kindness in people that perhaps we can make this a permanent change for the better.
  3. Franchising would mean not having your hands on every aspect of the business anymore, so deliberate, intentional growth is crucial.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • "I look at the end like it’s already happened. All the things that you need to think about—how am I going to pay for it, how am I going to get time off work—all those things come later for me. I see that picture of what I want and everything else is secondary.” –Jenny Levison
  • “My purpose is just to know that I didn’t waste my time here. That I created something that people enjoy, it’s not gonna change the world, maybe, but I truly love what I do.” –Jenny Levison

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Apr 28 2020 · 34mins
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53: Founder and chief "soup slinger" of Souper Jenny - Jenny Levison

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On this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jenny Levison, founder and chief "soup slinger" of Souper Jenny. Souper Jenny is a collection of four, cozy neighborhood cafes serving the Atlanta community since 1996 striving to nourish body, mind and spirit.

Feb 18 2020 · 37mins

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Souper Jenny

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Jenny Levison, creator of Souper Jenny, comes to The Atlanta Podcast and discusses:

  • How she outlasts trends.
  • Taking on physical challenges like 29029.
  • Her “secret” to finding new locations
  • Much much more.

Interview Recorded: September 3, 2019 . Atlanta Podcast Studios Front Porch 30310

Intro and Outro Music by Brian Revels

Who should I have next on The Atlanta Podcast?

Todd Ginsberg and Brent Pease

Who introduced us?

The #BYLR Group

The post Souper Jenny appeared first on The Atlanta Podcast.

Jan 06 2020 · 48mins
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Souper Jenny's nonprofit, The Zadie Project

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Souper Jenny has become an Atlanta favorite since opening nearly 20 years ago, satisfying hungry locals with bowls of delicious goodness such as its beloved turkey chili and rotating seasonal offerings along with salads and sandwiches. The restaurant’s name is familiar to many, but owner Jenny Levison’s two-year-old The Zadie Project might be less familiar. Feeding the hungry is part of the project’s mission, but the nonprofit goes beyond providing those in need with homemade soup. It also works to educate people about urban farming, much of it done on the one-acre farm behind the cafe's Westside location, and healthy food preparations. AJC reporter Becca Godwin recently stopped by to find out more about The Zadie Project. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do during the next 10 days, including Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at Infinite Energy Arena.
Dec 20 2018 · 26mins

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BONUS Episode 4: Going Deeper with Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny

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On this short bonus episode, you'll find out Jenny's next travel adventure, current book recommendation, her desire for the Souper Jenny legacy, and why she's my Oprah!

Special Guest: Jenny Levison.

Nov 14 2017 · 9mins
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Episode 4: Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny

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She started a restaurant empire after traveling the world for 22 months. Hear how Jenny Levison balances being a single parent and a business owner and the lessons she's learned a long the way.

Special Guest: Jenny Levison.

Nov 14 2017 · 23mins
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Souper Jenny and Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency - 3/30/20/15

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Guests: Jennifer Levinson of Souper Jenny; Dana Johnson, Executive Director of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and Ali Banta, Head Chef of Café 458
Souper Jenny has been leading the way in both good food and social enterprise by donating portions of her profits to the Atlanta community for 16 years. The Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency helps people out of homelessness throughout the week and raises money and awareness on the weekend by serving brunch at Café 458. This episode is both delicious and poignant.
Host: Shannon M. Turner
Jun 13 2017 · 49mins