Soup Meister shares his love of cooking and cars
Earlier this year, our very own Soup Meister was featured in the print and online versions of Driving.ca. It’s a fun article that shares Ralf’s “love of cooking with a passion for performance automobiles”.
Here’s a link to the article – Soup Meister Ralf Dauns impressed by Audi SQ5
“Cooking, cars and friendships.”
That’s how Ralf Dauns sums up his passions.
Born in a small German town, the Soup Meister, so named for his soup counter in Lonsdale Quay, has spent a lifetime cultivating all three.
The cooking part is in his genes.
“My mom is a really, really good cook,” says Dauns. “She’s always cooking something. And we have a bed and breakfast at home [in Germany] with a winery, so I grew up around good food and good service.”
The friendships are evident to anyone who has met the affable master chef, either stirring the pots at Soup Meister or in a social setting.
“ I grew up 50 kilometres from Nurburgring,” he says, adding, “You had to be 18 at that time to get your driver’s license in Germany, and I had mine a week after I turned 18.”
So it’s only fitting that we’re in a fantastic German vehicle for a spin around Dauns’ hometown of North Vancouver. Along for the ride this Sunday afternoon is his granddaughter Katie, a 9-year-old who, Dauns happily reports, enjoys driving fast just like her Opa.