Taste of Elegance

Taste of Elegance 2019

The Michigan Taste of Elegance is an annual chef's competition designed to encourage chefs to creatively prepare and feature fresh PORK on their restaurant, hotel, noncommercial foodservice or catering menus. This contest is open to any and all Michigan establishments that serve pork on their menu!

Would you like to highlight your restaurant, hotel or foodservice company and your culinary pork expertise? Then apply to participate in Michigan’s annual Taste of Elegance!

The purpose of this contest is to provide chefs with an opportunity to create a new, award-winning, pork entree that could be added to their menu. The chef exhibiting the best entree judged on taste, appearance, and originality will be awarded $1,000.

Register Taste of Elegance Challenge Rules

Questions? Contact Emily Schmitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


1st place - $1000
2nd place - $500
3rd place - $250
People's Choice - Award Recognition


2018 Winners:

Grand Prize Winner -  Josef Huber, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
First Runner-Up - Kane Stricker, Black Walnut, Saugatuck
Second Runner-Up - Lisa Green, Canal Street Cafe, Augusta
People's Choice Award Winner - Jimmy Hill, Saffron Cafe, Coldwater