Arizona Chef Tops Taste of Elegance

Klaus Happel, executive chef at the Renaissance Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, won top honors in the 17th annual national Taste of Elegance contest May 1 in Orlando, FL.

The Pork Checkoff-funded competition featured 22 chefs, all winners of state and regional Taste of Elegance contests.

Chef Happel earned Chef Par Excellence honors and a check for $5,000 for his winning entrée, Braised Pork Shank Medallion Wrapped in Savoy Cabbage.

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