Quad-Cities Taste of Elegance competition July 8 in Bettendorf


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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 9:52 am
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BETTENDORF -- Iowa-Illinois Pork Producer Associations announced today that it would, with the help of the Scott County Pork Producers, Martin Bros. Distribution, Hawkeye Foods, Chef de Cuisine Association and the Isle of Capri, sponsor the Quad-Cities Taste of Elegance competition to be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Isle of Capri Convention Center. A reception will be held for the public, after an afternoon of judging, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Tickets are available by calling 563-441-4246, 563-349-6205 or at the door the evening of the competition. Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit the Junior Chef de Cuisine Association, a group of students from Scott Community College Culinary Arts program who participate in chef events and student competitions. Funds will help defray some of their expenses. Some proceeds will also be used for Culinary scholarships.
Recipes will be judged on taste, appearance and originality. Grand prizewinner will receive $1,000 and will be eligible to attend Pork Summit, a national pork event, held in St. Helena, Calif., at Greystone, home of the Culinary Institute of America. Second place will receive $700; third place will receive $300. There will also be a people's choice award winner who will receive $250.

















 




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