Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary tour dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. We work with every type of restaurant and bar imaginable – Mom-and-Pop, farm-to-table, BBQ, Michelin star - and our participating chefs all share one core value: they source products responsibly. Our epic culinary tour starts in New York City in late-January and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon September 30th in Chicago.
Cochon555 is a theater for innovative food and drink experiences. At any given event, over a hundred-plus cooks, chefs, restaurant and bar owners, renowned sommeliers and barkeeps, can be found working in concert to create luxurious moments. Please explore our website, watch a video and book your experience. Each all-inclusive ticket directly charity and supports the good food movement.
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THE SIGNATURE SERIESsee more
This one-of-a-kind culinary tour features five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause. After a dual guest/judge vote, the winner is crowned the “Princess/Prince of Porc”. The 14-city tour kicks off in January, connecting quality-driven diners with family farmers, winemakers, restaurateurs, brewers, and distillers while contributing to Piggy Bank, a 501(c)(3) charity.
LIVE-FIRE EXPERIENCEsee more
THE EPIC FINALEsee more
Grand Cochon spotlights the 'Best 3 Bites' from all Cochon555 tour competition cities. 14 chefs cook 14 pigs in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown. The winner is crowned “Queen or King of Porc". The decadent ticket features all-in tasting of caviar, oysters, cheese, wines, beers, cider, spirits, and more.
ELITE REWARDS PROGRAMsee more
An Elite Rewards Program perfect for diners who travel in search of rare culinary experiences. Membership supports charity and connects card-holders to a national constellation of chefs offering complimentary tastings. Members also get invited to a reservations-only degustation dinner series featuring guest chefs and celebrity guest components on the Saturday night before events.
WHOLE BOTTLE COMPETITIONsee more
Dedicated to bringing back the “Art of Cocktail Hospitality," barkeeps go whole-bottle in this competition within a competition featuring spirit-slingers nationwide. Similar to Grand Cochon, 14 winners from 14 cities will compete at a grand finale called “Last Call” in Chicago in October. Think artful drink and boozy victories earned one sip at a time.
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