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Taste of Elegance 2014

A  complimentary Taste of Elegance Recipe Book that features the 2014 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, 2014 was no different. We had 600 people attend with 14 chefs competing for top honor here is a look at some of the favorite dishes.

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


Peter Christenson 
Wooley's Restaurant
                                                                           Pork Belly and Pickled Tongue Sandwich

 2nd Place- $1,000  

Mark Born
Blue Collar Barbeque-White Collar Catering
North St. Paul
                                                                   Points of Smoked Pork Belly with Three Ways of Pork 

 3rd Place- $750 

Brett Rist 
Chianti Grill
                                                                     Braised Pork with Pancetta Maque Choux

People's Choice- $750

Brett Rist 
Chianti Grill
Braised Pork with Panecetta Maque Choux  

Best Evening Table Display Award- $250

Peter Christenson 
Wooley's Restaurant
                                                                                          Best Evening Table Display
Thank you to all of the Chefs who competed!
                                                    2014 Taste of Elegance Chefs  
Participating Taste of Elegance Chefs were:
  • Mark Born- Blue Collar Bargeque-White Collar Catering 
  • Peter Christenson- Woolley's Restaurant 
  • Daniel J Cleary- Luzette Catering
  • Tom Johnson- Breezy Point Resort 
  • Steven Klis- The Marquette Hotel/ Basil's 
  • Eric Knoll- Bennett's Chop and Railhouse 
  • Richard Kraemer- Hilton Minneapolis 
  • Jeffrey LaBeau- Depot Bar & Grill 
  • Benjamin McCallum- Three Son's Signature Cuisine 
  • Brett Rist- Chianti Grill 
  • Landon Schoenefeld- HauteDish
  • Adam Trebbe- BonAppetit 
  • John VanHouse- Murray's Restaurant 
  • Clinton Yocom- Stacy's Grille/ Minneapolis Marriott Southwest 

Taste of Elegance Sponsors
Gislason & Hunter LLC
Community Bank 
Lime Valley Advertising  
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc 
Hubbard Feeds Inc.  
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