South Dakota’s 2020 9th Annual Taste of Elegance in Rapid City will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in the Dakota Ballroom of the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.

If you are interested in ordering tickets for the 2020 event, please contact Stacey Sorlien

 at 605-332.1600 or ssorlien@sdppc.org

2019 Winners

  • 1st Place Award ~ Chef Adam Venner – Deadwood Social Club
  • 2nd Place Award ~ Chef John H. Miller – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • 3rd Place Award ~ Chef Gino Diminno – Latchstring Restaurant in Spearfish Canyon
  • People’s Choice Award ~ Chef Adam Venner – Deadwood Social Club
  • People’s Choice Runner-Up ~ Chef William Peterson – Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Display Award ~ Chef Gino Diminno – Latchstring Restaurant in Spearfish Canyon

2019 Chef Recipe

  1. Smoked Pork Cheeks

Chef John H. Miller; Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Rapid City 

  1. Mango Jalapeno Glaze

Chef Brandon Frey; Minervas, Aberdeen 

  1. Fennel Stuffed Pork Loin

Chef Gino DiMinno; Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Spearfish 

  1. Citrus and Herb Porchetta

Chef William Peterson; Longhorn Steakhouse, Rapid City

  1. Ossobucco

Chef Adam Venner; Deadwood Social Club, Deadwood

  1. Mack Out The Boar

Chef Patrick T. Yaneff; MacKenzie River Pizza, Rapid City

2020 Chef Information Center

  • 2020 Rapid City Taste of Elegance Chef Invitation
  • 2020 Rapid City  Taste of Elegance Entry Form
  • 2020 Rapid City Taste of Elegance Rules & Guidelines
  • 2020 Rapid City Taste of Elegance Consent Form

Sponsors of this event are: South Dakota Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, Zoetis, Dimock Cheese, Preferred Printing, RiverFront Broadcasting, Family Fare, Great Western Bank, Farm Credit of America and Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.