This is the 31st year for the Iowa Taste of Elegance competition, but the first year we are inviting our pork-loving consumers to join us in the celebration!

The Taste of Elegance is a professional chef competition with Iowa pork as the center of the plate! A closed judging portion is followed by a tasting reception where attendees enjoy savory samples of the chefs’ competition dishes. This year’s chefs will all be challenged to create an unforgettable entrée with the pork tenderloin cut.

Iowa wineries and breweries will serve samples throughout the evening in a semi-elegant setting with a complimentary dessert bar, a live pianist and accessible cash bar. This unique event celebrates Iowa pork while joining farmers from across the state with consumers who love their product!

When: Monday, January 23, 2017

What: Cocktail Hour at 5 p.m.; Tasting Reception at 6 p.m.; Awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Level 3, Rooms 314-320 in downtown Des Moines.

Cost: Tickets are $35 (Only 200 available!)

To purchase: visit

This good time is presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association!