Taste of Elegance

Taste of Elegance Competition

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is the sponsor of the Taste of Elegance competition, which was added to the Pinot, Pigs & Poets event lineup in 2013. Delectable pork samplings are judged during the competition.


Past Competition Winners
Year Chef Restaurant
2018 Matt Moser Stirnella
2017 Tim Nicholson The Boiler Room
2016 Glenn Wheeler Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
2015 Kyle Lamb V. Mertz
2014 Jason Hughes Happy Hollow Club
2013 John Ursick Stokes Grill & Bar

Past Competition Judges
2018 Clayton Chapman The Grey Plume
2018 Andrew Johnson ConAgra
2018 Delbert "Deke" Reichardt Metropolitan Community College
2018 Glenn Wheeler Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
2017 Dr. Fayrene Hamouz University of Nebraska Lincoln/Nebraska Restaurant Association
2017 Grant Hon Omaha Steaks
2017 Brian O'Malley Institute for the Culinary Arts, Metropolitan Community College
2017 Glenn Wheeler Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
2016 Cedric Fichepain Le Voltaire
2016 Dr. Fayrene Hamouz University of Nebraska Lincoln/Nebraska Restaurant Association
2016 Anne Rehnstrom National Pork Board
2016 Jim Trebbien Chef^2 Oils, Vinegars & More, Omaha Culinary Tours
2015 Dr. Fayrene Hamouz University of Nebraska Lincoln/Nebraska Restaurant Association
2015 Anne Rehnstrom National Pork Board
2015 Nick Strawhecker Dante Ristorante Pizzeria
2015 Jim Trebbien Chef^2 Oils, Vinegars & More, Omaha Culinary Tours
2014 Clayton Chapman The Grey Plume
2014 Anne Rehnstrom National Pork Board
2014 Jim Trebbien Metropolitan Community College
2014 Glenn Wheeler Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
2013 Judy Gilliard Judy a la Carte
2013 Sarah Baker Hansen Omaha World-Herald
2013 Jan Miller Nebraska Pork Producers Association
2013 Jim Trebbien Metropolitan Community College