Spoon & Ladle is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and today offers soup selections and other specialty foods to restaurants and grocers who seek artisan soup with Southern soul. We slowly layer seasonal, fresh ingredients to craft soups that grace tables with a sense of place. Our from-scratch recipes speak of warmth and balance, and are defined by unexpected blends of fresh, seasonal ingredients and vibrant flavors that are distinctive and memorable. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Monty Todd, Spoon & Ladle soups and specialty foods are made in small batches with meticulous care and without compromise.
was born in Montgomery, Alabama in June of 1961. Raised by his mother, a single parent of four children, he learned at a very young age that if he wanted food that he enjoyed rather than food for food’s sake, he was going to have to take matters into his own hands. He spent summers with his grandparents in a small West Alabama town, tending their large garden and falling in love with food, cooking and the great outdoors. He learned culinary skills from his grandmother, Snowie Hall, who cooked three fabulous meals a day, utilizing fresh ingredients from the garden. She taught Monty her recipes and her techniques….although some were stolen when she wasn’t looking.
Monty cooks for relaxation. He cooks for meditation. He cooks to see the looks on peoples face when they are pleased. Many soup recipes later, he is still cooking to see people’s reaction, and to see just how far his creativity can go.
A classic Cajun favorite with lump crab, shrimp and andouille in our rich homemade roux.
A hearty classic with smoked chicken and andouille sausage.
Tomatoes, vegetables and cabbage in our homemade tomato stock.
A home-style favorite with whole grain and black rice.
Chicken stock with coconut milk, cilantro, lime juice and spices that blend the flavors of Thai seasoning.
A loaded baked potato in a bowl!
Tomato base, fresh vegetables, pasta and a little parmesan cheese for an Italian inspired flavor.
A favorite to warm your soul with ground sirloin and a blend of red kidney and black beans.
A down home blend of BBQ and andouille sausage.
Crawfish, vegetables and a mix of crawfish, chicken and beef stocks.
A smoky blend of red beans and homemade andouille.
A savory blend of broccoli, cauliflower and cheese in vegetable stock.
Chicken stock, Italian sausage balls and fresh kale gives this soup its classic taste.
Tomato and basil in our homemade tomato stock.
Smoked chicken, chicken stock and Great Northern beans give this soup its southwestern taste.
BEEF O’BRADY’S – Hoover & Helena
PIGGLY WIGGLY- Crestline, River Run, Clairmont, Bluff Park, Homewood, and McCalla
ORGANIC HARVEST- Hoover
ANDY’S FARM MARKET – Hoover
MURPHREE’S – Cahaba Heights
WESTERN SUPERMARKET- Mountain Brook, Rocky Ridge, and Highland Ave
BURNETTE FARM MARKET- Helena
SMOKEHOUSE MARKET- Boaz
SMILEYS SPECIALTY FOODS- Pelham
PEPPER PLACE MARKET – Select Saturdays