South Dakota’s 2018 Taste of Elegance was held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in the Grand Ballroom of the South Falls Convention Center.

2018 Chef Information Center

2018 Sioux Falls Taste of Elegance Chef Application Form

2018 Sioux Falls Taste of Elegance Chef Consent Form & Recipe Name

2018 Sioux Falls Taste of Elegance Competition Rules & Guidelines

2018 Chef Recipes

Chef Mike DeLay                                                                                                           Trail Ridge Senior Living, Sioux Falls
Pork Collar Steak with Naples Style Pasta

Chef Jordon Taylor                                                                                                 Bread and Circus Sandwich Kitchen, Sioux Falls
Japanese Pork Trio…

Chef Gabriel Rivero &                                                                                              El Tapateo, Brandon
Chef Javier Soltero                                                                                                      El Azteca Mexican Resturant, Sioux Falls,                                                                         Pork Carnitad Tacos and Frijoles Puercos

Chef Jean-Paul Neilsen                                                                                        Kappa Alpha Theta – USD, Vermillion
Asian Fusion Pork

Chef Jason Chick                                                                                                        Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls

Chef Bob Allen                                                                                                        Ode To Food and Drinks, Sioux Falls
Asian Pork Duo

2018 Winners

1st Place Award ~ Chef Jordon Taylor, Bread and Circus Sandwich Kitchen – Sioux Falls, SD

2nd Place Award ~  Chef Mike DeLay, Trail Ridge Retirement Community – Sioux Falls, SD

3rd Place Award ~ Chef Jean-Paul Nielsen, Kappa Alpha Theta USD – Vermillion, SD

People’s Choice Award ~ Chef Bob Allen, Ode To Food and Drinks – Sioux Falls, SD

People’s Choice Runner-Up ~ Chef Gabriel Rivero, El Tapatio – Brandon, SD                                                                                                                                                  Chef Javier Soltero, Azteca Mexican Restaurant – Sioux Falls, SD

Display Award ~ Chef Bob Allen, Ode To Food and Drinks – Sioux Falls, SD

2018 Sponsors

South Dakota Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, Natural Food Holdings, South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Zoetis, Preferred Printing, First Dakota National Bank, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Dacotah Bank, Campbell’s Supply, Dimock Dairy and Oh My Cupcakes!.

Mark your calendars the 2019 Taste of Elegance tickets will go on SALE on January 1, 2019!

The 31st Annual South Dakota’s 2019 Taste of Elegance will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

If you are interested in ordering tickets for this event, please contact Stacey Sorlien at 605-332.1600 or