Top five tenderloins for 2021 

Nominate your favorite (starting in spring 2022)

Nominated tenderloins must be from a restaurant that is typically open year-round with regular hours. The effects of our current situation on establishment hours of operation do not impact eligibility. Food trucks, concession stands, seasonal establishments and catering businesses are not eligible.

Please note that if you don’t find the restaurant you are nominating on the list, you can select Add New Restaurant and enter the name on the form.

The nomination period has ended.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association will judge the Top 40, which is created with the top 5 from each of our 8 IPPA Districts. The Final Top 5 are judged by a panel of judges in September and announced during October Pork Month!

No email or social media nominations will be counted. Click here to view the Official Rules

Restaurant owners:

You can’t nominate yourself, but you can download this 2021 Poster with QR Code (measures 8.5 by 11 inches) to display in your establishments and encourage nominations.

The QR code brings customers directly to this page!


Check out past winners!

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has held a Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest each year since 2003. Check out this complete list of restaurants that have won or have placed in the annual contest.