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Taste of Elegance 2015

A  complimentary Taste of Elegance Recipe Book that features the 2015 participating chefs’ pork recipes is available by emailing name and mailing address to or by calling (507) 345-8814. When ordering, please include Taste of Elegance recipe book in the email subject line.
The Taste of Elegance is one of the most popular events of the year, 2015 was no different. 

1st Place- $1,500 & Pork trip to Greystone Campus of the Culinary Institute of America in California


Mark Born 
                                                                                                       Smoky Grilled Cap Steak 

 2nd Place- $1,000  

Tim McCarty
Mayo Foundation House/Sodexo
                                                                                        Sous Vide Petit Bonless Shoulder Roast 

 3rd Place- $750 

Steve Gustafson
                                                                                                                   Pork Bulgogi 

People's Choice- $750

Mark Born
Blue Collar BBQ
Smoky Grilled Cap Steak 

Best Evening Table Display Award- $250

Thank you to all of the Chefs who competed!
                              2015 Taste of Elegance Chefs 
Participating Taste of Elegance Chefs were:
  • Mark Born- Blue Collar Barbeque-White Collar Catering 
  • Daniel Cleary- Park Tavern 
  • Steve Gustafson- Earle Brown Heritage Center
  • Kristopher Lane- Minneapolis Hilton
  • Matthew Lepisto- The News Room 
  • Benjamin McCallum- Three Sons Signature Cuisine 
  • Tim McCarty- Mayo Foundation House/Sodexo  
  • Rafael Perez- Saint James Hotel 
  • Charles Plaetz- Minneapolis Golf Club
  • Brett Rist- Chianti Grill 
  • Ryan Schweizer- Axel's Charhouse
  • Ken Stone- Machine Shed Restaurant  
  • Stephen Trojahn- GastroTruck 
  • Josh Voge- Urban Eatery 

Taste of Elegance Sponsors
Gislason & Hunter LLC 
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. 
Hubbard Feeds Inc.  
Ralco Nutrition Inc.  
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