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Top Calgary energy executives learned the art of soup making Monday, in preparation for a fundraiser to help women fleeing domestic violence.

Wearing Soup Sisters aprons, Nexen CEO Kevin Reinhart and Imperial CEO Rich Kruger received tips from Connie Desousa, runner up in Food Network Canada’s Top Chef and co-executive chef of Charcut and charbar restaurants, how to make hearty and delicious soup.

On Tuesday, the non-profit Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers is holding its second annual soup-making event, dubbed as the Big Stir with 25 teams, 25 chefs and more than 250 volunteers.

Founder Sharon Hapton said in jest she was “relieved” the CEO’s training was over.

“For some reason we get intimidated by CEOs and yet of course they’re just the nicest people,” she said.

The two energy executives and volunteers from their companies will participate in the fundraiser, which also highlights Family Violence Prevention Month.