The Cowboy & the Rose, a Grand Junction catering business, won three awards at the 2011 Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley, including best in show.
Cowboy & the Rose also won awards for best theme and best-tasting food. Colorado Legacy Coffee won an award for best beverage.
A total of 28 restaurants and food service businesses participated in the Taste of the Grand Valley, a fund-raiser for United Way of Mesa County. Exhibitors served samples of food and beverages to about 1,300 people who attended the event. Proceeds from ticket sales went to the campaign to raise $1.2 million for local health and human service programs in the county.