Hoosier Chefs Honored by Indiana Pork

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Chefs Honored by Indiana Pork Chef Greg Schiesser from Indiana Downs in Shelbyville took home the top award at this year’s Taste of Elegance held on Tuesday, February 5 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.  The premier chef’s competition – hosted by Indiana Pork in partnership with Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council – is a culinary event designed to inspire innovative and exciting ways to menu pork. SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 9, 2013 Each year, the Taste of Elegance program brings talented chefs together from across Indiana to compete in the prestigious event created to encourage chefs to use pork more frequently in creative, non-traditional ways.  The event attracts more than 400 pork farmers, ag industry leaders, and dignitaries to downtown Indianapolis for an evening of elegance and celebration.The 2013 Indiana Taste of Elegance featured some of the state’s top chefs, including:Chef Carlos Salazar – Oakley’s Bistro, IndianapolisChef Sam Brown – Second Helpings, IndianapolisChef Greg Schiesser – Indiana Downs, ShelbyvilleChef Lucas Trinosky – The Chef’s Academy, IndianapolisChef Josh Horrigan – The Chef’s Academy, IndianapolisChef Craig Baker – Local Eatery & Pub, WestfieldChef Ricky Hatfield – Peterson’s Steak – Seafood – Spirits, FishersChef Roger Duran – Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks, ZionsvilleChef Grant Michael – Albatross Grille at Prairie View Golf Club, CarmelChef Vlad Victor Bora – Hilton Hotels, EdinburghChef Chip Huckaby – Barto’s Banquets & Catering, IndianapolisChef Alan Sternberg – Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie campusSchiesser’s winning entrée was candied pork belly with bacon infused goat cheese. As the Taste of Elegance winner, Schiesser was presented with a check for $1,000 from Indiana Pork.  He will represent Indiana at the Pork Summit hosted by National Pork Board in Napa Valley, CA.Other winning chefs from the night include:Superior Chef Award: Grant Michael – Albatross Grille at Prairie View Golf Club, CarmelPremium Chef Award: Lucas Trinosky – The Chefs Academy, IndianapolisWine Pairing Award: Lucas Trinosky – The Chef’s Academy, IndianapolisPeople’s Choice Award – Favorite Entrée: Carlos Salazar, Oakley’s Bistro, IndianapolisPeople’s Choice Award – Favorite Wine: Oliver Chambourcin – Oliver Winery, BloomingtonPeople’s Choice Award – Favorite Display: Carlos Salazar – Oakley’s Bistro, IndianapolisSource: Indiana Porkcenter_img Facebook Twitter Hoosier Chefs Honored by Indiana Pork Facebook Twitter Previous articleBeef Board Elects 2013 LeadershipNext articleA Few Thoughts on God Made A Farmer Andy Eubanklast_img read more