SD Pork Producers To Host Culinary Competition

Chefs from around the state will compete in Sioux Falls in the South Dakota Pork Producers Council 27th annual Taste of Elegance.
At least 10 chefs will create original recipes using pork and compete for a $1,000 grand prize and a trip to Napa Valley. Judging will take place Feb. 8 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
The judges for this year’s event will be chef Charlie Torgerson, owner of Famous Dave’s Franchises from St. Paul, Minnesota; Tim McCarty, executive chef at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota; and celebrated chef Michael Foley from Chicago.
The list of competing chefs includes Nic Laughlin from Skelly’s Pub and Grill, Sioux Falls; Christoph Waldburger from The Deadwood Grille, Deadwood; and Chris Convdry from Sanford Health, Sioux Falls.