National Taste of Elegance Recap

I had a fantastic time at the twenty-first annual National Taste of Elegance. I meet a lot great chefs, farmers and the people from the Pork Board. I want to add that the folks from the Pork Board put on a great event and are truly a class act.

The winning chef was chosen based on the following judges’ scores: Taste: 50 points, Appearance: 30 points, Originality: 20 points

All the competing chefs

As I expected, the competition was really tough in Baltimore. I’m very happy with my results. I finished in third place and earned the title of Premium Chef and got a bunch of hardware.

Receiving my award for Premium Chef
My Dish:Spiced Slow-Cooked Pork Shank with Gremolata and Black Beluga Lentil Tomato Stew
2nd Place – Superior Chef: Chef Jason Santos
Jason’s Sous Vide Pork Belly, Honeydew, Raspberry Pudding, Lime Sugar, Pink Pepper
1st Pace – Chef Par Excellence: Adam Wells-Morgan
Adam’s Duo of Pork