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BUTCHER COMPETITION COMING SOON!

BUTCHER COMPETITION COMING SOON!





COCHON 555 BUTCHERING COMPETITION powered by Zagat

This year, COCHON 555 is host a national butcher competition throughout the 10 US Tour events. The goal, to provide a ZERO EXCUSE to a ZERO WASTE movement. How does this tie into COCHON 555, an event all about whole animal utilization? First, we will deliver ten [10] photo essays at the conclusion of the tour. Second, each photo essay will be posted online where the national community (chefs, butchers, processors, friends and peers) can learn from their peers and vote for the best submission. What equals the best submission? The winning essay will outline a profitable approach to in-house processing of whole animals, and utilizing the animal for profit. The result would create a focused ZERO WASTE message and an education tool for the industry and good food community. We hope the passion of today’s cutting champions will inspire buyers, kitchens and up and coming retail shops to support the buying of whole animal heritage species from responsible farmers.

THREE WINNERS = THREE PRIZES
  • One [1st] grand prize All Expense Trip to Cochon Heritage BBQ this Labor Day as an Official Judge powered by Zagat
  • One [2nd] second place prize includes an Butchers Break Gift Box including artisan + heritage products from Dean & Deluca
  • One [3rd] third place prize includes a personal gift from COCHON 555 Founder Brady Lowe
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
  • Provide a cut list 
  • Provide approximate breakdown value 
  • Explain approach to COCHON Photographer
  • All Photo essays will be submitted on June 1st for the national community to vote
  • Winner will be announced July 15th
Are you interested? Email brady@tastenetwork.com

 

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

"2016 Event of the Year!"
Time Out New York

"Raising the Bar for Dining Festivals"
LA Times

"The Porcine Equivalent of Christmas"
Seattle Metropolitan

"Pork-tastic Goodness!"
Food & Wine Magazine

"Stunning in its Professionalism"
Jonathan Gold

"Stunning in its Professionalism"
Jonathan Gold

"Cochon555 Features Some of The Best Chefs in Town"
Time Magazine

"Everyone’s Favorite Pork-centric Cooking Competition"
Zagat

"A Great Celebration, the Ultimate Pig Out"
Bon Appetit

"Chefs Bring Their A-Game for a Cause"
Eater

"Enough About Bacon! Let's Talk Whole Hog"
The Seattle Times

"Cochon555, a Touring Porcine Bacchanalia Slash Competition"
SF Weekly

"A Super Bowl of Swine, Bite After Bite of Swoon Worthy Swine"
Denver Westword

"The Pork Flowed Like Wine at Cochon555"
Eat Me Daily

Cochon555, the competitive celebration of heritage pork... [+] Eater

Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe is a tireless champion of heritage pigs... [+] Food Republic

Heritage-breed pigs in the competition yield melt-in-your mouth chops that you’ll crave for days... [+] The Village Voice

Meant to raise awareness about heritage-breed pigs and sustainable and socially responsible farming... [+] Miami New Times

Are designer pigs worth the money? Brady Lowe of Cochon 555 breaks down the difference... First We Feast [+]

Where can you find 3,500 pounds of Heritage breed pigs, locally sourced... The Daily Meal [+]

This culinary competition celebrates family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community... NBC Bay Area [+]

Whole heritage-breed pigs in a head to tail showcase for a crowd of pork-loving gourmands… The Huffington Post

One of the country’s most delightfully decadent food fests... Chicago Tribune [+]

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