A record crowd gathered on the parking lot of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 23, as the annual Taste of Grand event brought together culinary artists from around the region.
The event, a fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Foundation, featured more than two dozen restaurants, bakeries, and catering firms, in a tasting competition to see who would walk away with the coveted Supreme Cuisine and People's Choice awards.
Bruce Lawrence, president and CEO of the INTEGRIS Health System, introduced the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital newest president, Rob Rupp, during a brief program.
Rupp, and his wife Alieta, will officially move to Grove to assume the leadership of the hospital at the end of October.
Lawrence commended those taking part in the Taste of Grand, saying the event showed the "real strength behind community health."
Arrowhead/Cherokee Yacht Club
First Place: Jim Sellers / The Artichoke Restaurant
Runner Up: The Summit/Doc's Grill/Eddy's Lakeside Bar
River Bend Casino / Twin Bridges Restaurant
The Summit/Doc's Grill/Eddy's Lakeside Bar
Downstream Casino - Red Oak Steakhouse
Mulligans at Patricia Island Country Club
Okie Smokie's BBQ
Indigo Sky Casino