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TOP CHEFS CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREED PIGS ONE BITE AT A TIME
When
Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2017
4pm-8:00pm
Where
Loews Minneapolis Hotel - Official Host Hotel
Cost
All-Inclusive VIP $200 at 4:00 pm
All-Inclusive GA $125 at 5:00 pm

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TOP CHEFS CELEBRATING HERITAGE BREED PIGS ONE BITE AT A TIME

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition 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 2017 culinary tour starts in New York City and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon.

Where: Loews Minneapolis Hotel - Official Host Hotel
601 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 CHECK OUT THE VENUE

When: Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2017

Description

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition 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 2017 culinary tour starts in New York City and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon.

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COCHON555

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.

FOCUS: HYPER-LOCAL, FINE-DINING
TIMING: JANUARY - AUGUST
REGION: TOP CULINARY MARKETS
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Epic Pork Touches Down in the Twin Cities

5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 winemakers – a friendly competition for a cause is taking over Minneapolis on the weekend of February 19th in the name of safe, honest, delicious food. Join us as America’s next great food city hosts an epic 1,500-pound pork feast. Explore the website below, and meet the creators and the providers behind this unique whole-hog competition.

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SOMM SMACKDOWN VIDEO SERIES

One pig, one varietal, one glass – go behind-the-minds of our nation’s top somms as we trace their path towards a winning food-and-wine pairing. Click here to watch our web TV DNA Series.

Talent

THE CREATORS

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JORGE GUZMAN
Surly Brewing Company
JORGE GUZMAN

Chef Biography

JORGE GUZMAN

Born in Mexico & raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Guzman was named 2015 Chef of the Year by MSP Star Tribune. A Charlie Awards Best Chef nominee 2015. Founder of Farm in the Cities a Nonprofit organization, supporting sustainable agriculture & practices. Executive Chef for Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis.

Pig Breed Information

PIG PAIRING

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THOMAS KIM
The Rabbit Hole
THOMAS KIM

Chef Biography

THOMAS KIM

Thomas, the chef/owner of The Rabbit Hole was born and raised in L.A. He has worked with chefs such as Roy Yamaguchi and Jin Suzuki. T.K. previously owned and operated The Standing Room in Redondo Beach and The Left Handed Cook in Minneapolis.

Pig Breed Information

PIG PAIRING

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J.D. FRATZKE
The Strip Club
J.D. FRATZKE

Chef Biography

J.D. FRATZKE

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Pig Breed Information

PIG PAIRING

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GRAE NONAS
Tullibee
GRAE NONAS

Chef Biography

GRAE NONAS

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Pig Breed Information

PIG PAIRING

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JUSTIN SUTHERLAND
Handsome Hog
JUSTIN SUTHERLAND

Chef Biography

JUSTIN SUTHERLAND

Chef Justin Sutherland was born to cook. He spent his childhood in the kitchen learning recipes from his mother & grandmother. His favorite TV show was Yan Can Cook where Chef Yan's motto and show closing was "If Yan can cook, so can you". At the Handsome Hog his motto is "from the snout to the tail!"

Pig Breed Information

PIG PAIRING

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EAT & DRINK

EAT+DRINK

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH COCHON555 IS AN EPIC CULINARY EXPERIENCE CENTERED ON 1500 POUNDS OF HERITAGE BREED PORK. DINERS FEAST ON DOZENS OF CHEF-CRAFTED TASTINGS AND SIP ON 40+ TYPES OF BOUTIQUE WINES, CRAFT COCKTAILS, AND ARTISANAL BREWS. THINK OF A GOURMET TASTING MENU TAKEN STANDING UP. A PORTION OF ALL SALES BENEFIT THE PIGGY BANK CHARITY.

WANT TO SEE THE CULINARY ROSTER AND BEVERAGE LINEUP? CLICK BELOW.

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Ticket Info

General Admission

Includes:
Feast on epic dishes sourced locally at our Sunday bacchanal and vote for your favorite bite of the day. Endless rounds of craft cocktails, boutique wines, artisanal charcuterie, and farmhouse cheeses are simply the beginning of Cochon555's decadent offer. General Admission is the signature three hour culinary experience of delight and wonderment!

VIP

Includes:
Welcome to next-level access at Cochon555! VIP passes grant 60 minutes of early access and insider benefits. Want more time to experience hand-crafted cocktails from our Punch Kings barkeeps? A special tasting of wines from local Sommeliers? Imagine an extended tasting menu at your favorite restaurant, only you can go back more than once for your favorite courses.

Bespoke

Includes:
Bespoke is for guests who demand memorable tastes and singular experiences. The journey begins with a Saturday night guest chef multi-course charity dinner showcasing food cultures, and agricultural champions. The Sunday event begins with a guided tasting of Somm Smackdown wines followed by a behind-the-scenes tour with one of Cochon555's directors.

Sponsors

THE PROVIDERS

OUR SPONSORS ARE PAVING THE ROAD TO A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM

Spotlight Sponsors

Barrel-Aged Sponsors

Chef’s Pantry Sponsors

Heritage & Media Sponsors

VIDEO & GALLERY

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