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And the 17th Annual Gourmet Guys 2018 are. . . .


Willie Bertsch – Barbecue Heaven by Fireplace Pros – “FAT BOYS” Bacon Candy

Jesse Davis – The Boys & Girls Club of Sioux Falls – Saucy Soul Wings

Tyler Garry – Garry Associates, LLP – Spiced Watermelon

Jason Honey – Trail Ridge Senior Living – Ridge Rolls

Larry Luinenberg – Minnehaha Mandskor Men’s Chorus – SomeFin Fishy

Sheriff Mike Milstead – Minnehaha County – My Aunt Jane’s Pork Belly DeRanged’

Mike Polasky – George Boom Funeral Home – Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Sides & Salads:

Dr. Jeff Anderson – Avera Heart Hospital – Buffalo Bourbon Beans

Justin Clarke – Davenport Evans Hurwitz & Smith – Barbeque Pit Beans

Brad Coleman – Sanford Health – BC’s Spud Delights

Cory Myers – Argus Leader Media – Wedge Salad on a Stick

Ryan Pownell – The First National Bank in Sioux Falls – Pizza Soup


Thom & Colin Brude – Sanford AirMed – Korean Bulgogi Street Taco

Michael Cornette – KSFY – The KSFY Tavern

Dan Johnson – Dow Rummel Village – Chicken Cordon Dan & Dave

Ben Kyte – Citibank – Cowboy Stew

Lee Lewis – Lewis Law Firm – Guiso de cerdo mexicano

Chris Madsen & Eric Schulte – The Answer Team – Southeast Asia Street Taco

Ritch Noble – Active Data Systems – Schwetty Ham Balls

Alex Ramirez – USA Media TV – Beef Tinga

Mike Sandstrom – Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe – Sandwich Squares

The Cartwright Brothers – Stormy Jack Daniels Pulled Pork


Newt Anderson – Avera Health – Gluten Free Cookies & Cream Shooters

Shawn Geidd – Keller Williams – Peanut Butter Silk Delights

Dale Goetschius – Today’s Starmark Custom Cabinetry – Starmark’s Tasty Tartlets

Tom Hanson – KDLT – Pear Bars Flambe with Zing Sauce

Tom Johnson – Karl’s TV, Audio & Appliance – Dakota Salted Cashew Carmel Grapes

Matt Keiper – Kuchen: A Sour Kraut’s Indulgence

Reilly Licha – MetaBank – Raspberries After Dark

Tyler Ramstad – Touchmark at All Saints – Butterscotch Budino

Youth Chef:

Jesse Davis – The Boys & Girls Club of Sioux Falls – Saucy Soul Wings

People’s Choice: 

1st Place: 

2nd Place: 

Thank you to all of our 30 Gourmet Guys and their assistants for making this year’s event taste spectacular!

Also, thank you to our Gourmet Judges: 

  • Dan Kenyon – Active Generations
  • Kristina Kuehn – K Restaurant
  • Clinton Paquette – Touchmark at All Saints
  • Jesse Severson – Barrel House