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2018 Taste of the Hills

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Main Street Square, Downtown Rapid City

Thanks to our community supporters, business sponsors, and wonderful local chefs for a fantastic evening. And thanks to YOU for giving hope to those facing breast cancer and taking steps to end it.     See event pictures 

Chef Ben Venables from Gold Bison Grill was awarded First Place in the BBQ throwdown by the judges and Chef Monty Hartel with Shipwrecks Bar and Grill won Popular vote.

A special thank you to event co-chairs and Komen Great Plains Board members, Christina Farruggia and Susan Hardina, for all their work on this event and to the wonderful volunteers.

You can feel good knowing that event proceeds benefit local breast health services in South Dakota and invest in research to find the cures. Thanks again for supporting the 14 South Dakotans diagnosed
with breast cancer each week.

Thanks to our 2018 Taste of the Hills Chefs

Blind Lion

Blind Lion, Chef Shane Tipps

Colonial House

Colonial House, Chef Jeff Slathar

Firehouse Brewing Company

Firehouse Brewing Company, Chef Myrie O’Neil

Gold Bison Grill

Gold Bison Grill, Chef BEN VENABLES 


Kol, Chef Cody Bartels


Murphy’s, Chef Travis Eberle

Que Pasa

Que Pasa, Chef Oscar Rivera

Regional Health Restaurant 

Regional Health Restaurant, Chef Douglas Brinker (Scott)

Shipwrecks Bar & Grill

Shipwrecks Bar & Grill, Chef Keith Motley

2018 Taste of the Hills Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors



Diamond Sponsors

Black Hills OBGYN
Dakota West Radiology

Gold Sponsors 

Denny Menholdt Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac/Toyota
Food Services of America
Genomic Health
Myriad Genetics
Rapid City Medical Center
Simpsons Printing
South Dakota Pork Producer’s Council
Vast Broadband

Silver Sponsors 

Black Hills Power
Farmers Insurance – Brad Derby
JR’s Rhodehouse
Med 5 Federal Credit Union