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Taste of Elegance, Minneapolis, January 18, 2011

2011 Minnesota Taste of Elegance

January 18, 2011

Hilton Minneapolis

2011 Completing Chefs and their restaurants will be posted after Oct. 1, 2010

The 2011 Taste of Elegance culinary competition will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. Pork Entree judging will be from 12:30-4 p.m., and the evening award’s program will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hilton.


Click the chef's name to view their biography and pork recipe

Recipe featuring pork shank wins 22nd Taste of Elegance

  Past Competition Winners

1st place   - David Vlach, Heidi's Minneapolis


2nd place - Tom Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh Sylvan Lake Resort, East Gull Lake


3rd place  - Serge Devesa, Hotel Sofitel, Bloomington


People's Choice  - Derek Black, Sodexo at Ecolab, St. Paul


Tony Beran - The Strip Club, 378 North Maria Avenue, St. Paul


Daniel Cleary - Park Tavern, St. Louis Park


Tim Cockram - Owatonna Country Club, Owatonna


Tim Kovacs - Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis


Benjamin McCallum - Three Sons Signature Cuisine, Minneapolis


Tuan Nguyen - Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington


Scott Nielsen - Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley


Rafael Perez - Northfield Golf Club, Northfield


Brian Rubenzer - Lettuce Cater, Columbia Heights


George P Snyder - McCormick and Schmick’s, Minneapolis


John Van House - Murray’s Restaurant, Minneapolis


Clinton Yocom - Marriott Hotel, Rochester



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