WHAT ARE BBQ TRADITIONS?

At Cochon555, we promote “heritage breed pigs”, a yearly campaign that develops a demand in our communities to support local farmers. Heritage BBQ promotes a message that will educate today’s influencers about the road, where people can make a decision to buy safe, honest food. Welcome to Cochon555 Heritage BBQ – Global Grilling Edition Food for […]

The Move to Heritage!

COCHON 555 ANNOUNCES SIX CITIES IN NORTH AMERICA FOR THE HERITAGE SERIES INCLUDING HERITAGE BBQ, THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL BBQ EXHIBITION Notable chefs and farmers will spotlight their culinary passion for old world cooking techniques and global grilling traditions at a hyperlocal six city culinary tour across North America. NEW YORK (JUNE 30, 2015) – The country’s […]

2017 Pop-Up Butcher Shop

LET’S GET STARTED! THE POP-UP BUTCHER SHOP DOWNLOAD THE BUTCHER DETAILS Click Here With roots in every market, Cochon 555 Founder Brady Lowe identified the opportunity to build a student experience that creates the ability to pass down experiences and knowledge from student to student, before and after graduation. The program is meaningful and focused […]

COCHON US TOUR privacy policy

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WHY HERITAGE BBQ?

Interview with Brady Lowe in preparation for the First Texas Heritage BBQ 2014 Why Heritage Barbecue by Cochon 555? As Americans, we see BBQ as an English-speaking cuisine, and we are misled. Here in the states, we are lucky enough to be caretakers to a special extension to a living, breathing social act of eating. […]

PUNCH KINGS “LAST CALL”

TEN OF THE FINEST U.S. BARTENDERS STRIVE FOR GOLDEN GLOVES IN DENVER AT THE 2ND ANNUAL PUNCH KINGS COMPETITION Award-Winning Bartenders From 10 cities Compete at COCHON 555’s Grand Finale Spirits Competition Featuring Breckenridge Bourbon NEW YORK (May 29, 2014) – COCHON 555 and Breckenridge Bourbon present the grand finale of COCHON 555’s Punch Kings […]

CROWN OF THE TOUR

“It’s not just farm to table that matters–it’s what happens in between, the how and where, the history of what we eat.” Every year, an epic 10-city culinary tour starts in New York City and culminates in Aspen with Grand Cochon, the season finale where 10 chefs compete in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all culinary showdown – […]

CHEF’S COURSE – BLACK PIG

Good morning! We, here at Chef's Course, want to bring you closer to the Chefs involved in our great conversation involving encouraging heritage species and responsible agriculture. Read More

FOIE GRAS CHALLENGE

THE HUDSON VALLEY x COCHON 555 CHALLENGE presented by Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Chef Michael Ginor 2 Duck, 2 Livers, 2 Trotters Winner Receive 2 Nights in Montreal Hudson Valle Foie Gras and Chef Michael Ginor will provide the five competing chefs at COCHON 555 in each market, 2 livers, and 2 ducks to […]

PUNCH KINGS 2015

CALLING BARKEEPS FOR THE BEST LARGE FORMAT COMPETITION Hello Barkeeps! This year we will be hosting great events all over the country and we need to find [5] barkeeps in each city to throw down at Punch Kings. The theme is large format, and the participating bartenders are given 30 minutes to prepare 1 punch bowl […]

MAN vs BBQ

$100 includes a Heritage BBQ T-shirt, tons of food & Anchor Brews all day long! Hang out with the chefs, sponsors and friends of the tour. It’s a very intimate experience, only 50 seats. No discounts available. Friends can follow the bus in their own car. WANT TO HOP ON THE BUS? BUY TICKETS HERE […]

HOMO BBQ? Erectus Heritage BBQ

From Home sapiens to Homo erectus, reasons why Cochon’s Heritage Fire & Heritage BBQ is making a difference in the food industry. Just like a good man named Ed Mitchell, I believe in honest food, real flavor and tasty BBQ. Believe it or not, the Cochon 555 Tour is actually a by-product of reading Pollan’s A Omnivore’s Dilemma […]

HERITAGE FIRE 2013 – Gaining momentum…

“Heritage Fire is my favorite expression of the Cochon US Tour. This celebration of live-fire cooking celebrates responsibly raised heritage breed animals and produce and the people growing them with purpose and passion. It’s a perfect equation of beautiful location, amazing people, our natural desire to eat honest food over live fires while drinking amazing wines, ice-cold brews, and crisp […]

PHILLY – ARE YOU READY? This is gonna be EPIC

NEED WE SAY MORE?TICKETS ARE MOVING FAST, PLEASE RSVP SOON COCHON US TOUR ANNOUNCES CHEF LINE UP FOR FIRST-EVER CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE BREEDS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON PHILADELPHIA HOTEL ON JULY 28 The first-ever Cochon event in Philadelphia will take flight late July. COCHON EPIC, a national event from the founder of COCHON 555, will take […]

COCHON 2ND SEMESTER – Back to school at Flavor University

HERITAGE PORK LOVERS UNITE!  COCHON US TOUR ANNOUNCES 2013SECOND SEMESTER LINE UP The fifth anniversary of the Cochon US Tour well is underway! With the first 50 events dedicated to heritage breeds in the books, Founder Brady Lowe, is proud to announce the next installment of Cochon expression events for 2013.  “In the first five […]

Tippling or Bugey! Its Punch Kings Finale in Denver – winner goes to Aspen!!!

10 Bartenders from 10 Cities Duke it Out in Denver for the Crown & a trip to Aspen!!! Raise your glass on Sunday, June 2 at ACE Denver – 501 East 17th Ave The country’s top bartenders compete in the national finals of the first-ever Punch Kings Competition by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Distillery, Chef Brandon Biederman will have amazing $5.55 food […]

Photo Contest – Share Your Best Shot

Share Your Best Shot This is one for fun! We’ve been inspired and want to see what inspires you. The contest is easy, like us on Facebook, upload a photograph (of course it can be pig related, a shot from behind the line during service, it can be something you feel the need to share […]

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ANNOUNCED!

  HIGH FIVES ALL-AROUND FOR COCHON 555 AS ITANNOUNCES ITS FIFTH-ANNIVERSARY TOUR Tickets On Sale Now For 10-City Tour Celebrating Heritage Pigs,Family Wineries & Friendly Culinary Competition ATLANTA, GA (December 14, 2012) — The year 2013 marks a culinary milestone: The fifth anniversary of Cochon 555, a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event created […]

“PUNCH KINGS” COMPETITION COMES TO AN END

“PUNCH KINGS” BARTENDER COMPETITIONNEW IN 2013 Raise your glass on Sunday, June 2 at ACE Denver – 501 East 17th Ave The country’s top bartenders compete in the national finals of the first-ever Punch Kings Competition by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Distillery, Chef Brandon Biederman will have amazing $5.55 food and cocktail specials, play in a fun-spirited Ping-Pong tournament […]

HERITAGE BBQ RESTAURANT POP-UP by Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa & Toro with Will Gilson of Bridgestreet

Heritage BBQ Restaurant Pop-Up by Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa & Toro with Will Gilson of Bridgestreet  Sweet Grass and Next Door locales 6pm – 1st seating 9pm – 2nd seating $55.5 (all inclusive) In preparation for the competition day ahead, pork enthusiasts Jamie Bissonette, Will Gilsan, Ryan Trimm, and Brady Lowe will host a pop-up dinner featuring […]

HERITAGE BBQ SEMINARS 2012

SUNDAY SEPT. 2ND SEMINARS Various Seminars presented by Laura Werlin, Mary Wagstaff, Brady Lowe and The Commercial Appeal at The Peabody Hotel We celebrate the first-ever COCHON HERITAGE BBQ IN MEMPHIS. BUT, before the Heritage BBQ throw-down on Sunday afternoon, guests are invited to the Peabody Memphis Hotel during the morning hours for a variety […]

THE EATING CHALLENGE AT HERITAGE BBQ

SATURDAY SEPT. 1stSpotlight: Eating ChallengeTwelve brave food champions will face the eating challenge of a lifetime as COCHON 555 founder Brady Lowe will lead this culinary adventure which starts at Sweet Grass with BBQ oysters and ends with ribs from a Memphis in May Champion.The eating challenge is a lineup of BBQ classics selected for […]

THE FIRST EVER HERITAGE BBQ

DAILY PROGRAMMING, EVENT DETAILS AND ASSOCIATED MEDIA VALUE A Three-Day Celebration of Heritage Breed Pork, FINE DINING, National Bourbon Month and Some of the Country’s Best BBQ. In anticipation of the fast approaching inaugural COCHON Heritage BBQ – the COCHON team, with the support of The Peabody Memphis Hotel, Duncan Williams, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, FedEx, Independent Bank, the Downtown Memphis […]

BOLOGNA CONTEST HERITAGE BBQ

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSWHO HAS THE BEST BOLOGNA? *NOTE – YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN CALLING ALL CHEFSENTER THE BEST BOLOGNA CONTESTGRAND PRIZE$1250 LE CREUSET COOKWARE SETSECOND PRIZE$500 CASHSUPER EASYJUST SEND 5 POUNDS TO MEMPHISWE COVER SHIPPING *HOW IT WORKS YOU prep, cook and pack your boloney (min. 5 pounds) COCHON will […]
NAPAJORGE VELAZQUEZ VIEW THE CUT SHEET & BREAKDOWN PHOTOS

CULINARY STUDENT STAGE CONTEST

Written Essay – CULINARY STUDENTS STAGE CONTEST + COCHON 555 SCHOLARSHIP powered by ZagatIn 2012, Cochon will host a national contest for culinary students nationwide. Participants will need to submit an essay on the importance of whole animal utilization and why supporting responsible agriculture in food service is important in today’s kitchen. The winner will […]

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 […]

And the Winner is…..

Winners of the 2011 Cochon555 Cutting Competition New YorkAdam Tiberio — Tiberio Meats, Queensvs.Jose Manuel Alarcon — Dickson’s Farmstand, ManhattenWinnerJose Manuel Alarcon BostonTom Daly — Savenor’s Market, Bostonvs.Rick Lemay — Lemay’s Slaughterhouse, Goeffstown New HampshireWinnerRick Lemay SeattleJoshua Graves — Olympic Provisions, Portland, Oregonvs.Brandon Sheard — Farmstand Meat, Vashon Island, WashingtonWinnerJoshua Graves NapaDavid Budworth — Dave […]

NOLA Cochon555 Cutting Competition

NOLA Cochon555 Cutting Competition Glenn Mistich vs Bryan ButlerSaturday, May 28. The Foundry, New Orleans Bryan Butler Salt & Time Salumi, Niederwald, Texas Bryan is a child of rural America; born and raised in Waco Texas by a paperhanger and a seamstress. He has always had a passion for food. Growing up he spent much […]

San Francisco Cochon555 June 5.

San Francisco, June 5. The Ferry Plaza Building Christopher Arentz vs. Tracey Smaciarz Christopher Arentz, Avedano’s San Francisco Christopher Arentz spent 5 years in Tuscany, Italy cooking in restaurants, which finally led him to Dario Cecchini’s restaurant in Panzano. He trained with Dario breaking pigs and beef and learning the “old world” tradition of butchering. […]

Denver Cochon555 Butcher Competition

Two Seasoned Butchers Face Off in the Mile High City April 3rd, The Ritz-Carlton Denver Jimmy Cross vs. Chris Fuller Newman Farm Bershire Pig Chris Fuller Sunnyside Meats, Durango Chris Fuller was born and raised in Stamford, CT. During the summers of his high school years he catered top end events in Fairfield County. These […]

Chicago Cochon Cutting Competition

Chicago, March 20th, Two life long butchers from meat cutting families compete at the Cochon555 pig cutting competition. Both butchers grew up in the trade and learned their craft from their family. We are extremely honored to bring them to Chicago for all to witness their skills.Sam Clark vs. Ricardo Berkbilger. Sam Clark‘Sam the Butcher’Sam […]

Washington D.C.: Supermarket vs. Butchershop

March 12th, at the Newseum, Knights Confernce Center.Jason Belleau – Wholefoods, Washington D.C.vs.Pamela Ginsberg – Wagshal’s Market, Washington D.C.Pamela GinsbergPopularly known as “Pam the butcher,” Pam Ginsberg is the manager of D.C.’s Wagshal’s Market, named the best butcher shop in the metropolitan area with the finest meats and seafood,” by Washingtonian Magazine. A third generation […]

Whole Hogs Into Food Deserts

Egleston Square, Boston. Whole Hampshire and Yorkshire pigs arriving bi-weekly into neighborhood Bodega/Butcher Shop. Egleston square is a working class, immigrant neighborhood often in the news for the wrong reasons. Local residents are bringing positive attention and local meat into their neighborhood. Whole pigs, local beef, eggs, dairy and soon, local produce. Check out the […]

NAPA Cochon555

Paul Guerra from Guerra’s Meats- www.guerrasmeats.comVS.Dave Budworth a.k.a Dave the Butcher Cutting a pure Bershire pig from Newman Farm. March 6th, C.I.A.-Greystone.
THE BATTLE IN SEATTLE…BRANDON SHEARD VS. JOSHUA GRAVESFEBRUARY 20TH – THE WESTIN SEATTLE Brandon Sheard, Vashon Island, WABrandon and Lauren Sheard live on Vashon Island with their one and half year old son, Wallace. Together they own and operate Farmstead Meatsmith (farmsteadmeatsmith.com), providing personal slaughter, butchery, charcuterie and instructional services to small farmers and people […]
After the Cochon555 Cutting Competition in Boston, we raffled off the cuts of pork and raised nearly a thousand dollars for the Food Project of Boston. Iliana, who was one of our helpers at the cutting demo, won the pork kidneys. Naturally, upon returning home, she whipped up this masterpiece. Whole hog utilization at its […]

Retail vs Processor. Mass. vs. N.H., Age vs. Beauty…….

Retail vs Processor. Mass. vs. N.H., Age vs. Beauty……. Two of New England’s Finest Butchers square off at Boston Cochon 555 Boston’s Pig Cutting Competition will feature Rick Lemay of Lemay & Sons Beef vs. Tom Daly of Savenor’s Boston. They will be cutting a Hampshire Pig sourced from Adams Farm, in Athol, Mass. Contestants […]
Cochon 555 Cutting Competition Over the past few years Americans are returning to the age old concept of a local food supply.  But we have come to realized that the disconnect with our food was so large that we almost have to begin again from scratch.  We all want local meat, but the supply and […]
CALLING ALL BUTCHERS! Pig Cutting Competition at the 2011 COCHON 555.  10 Pigs, 20 Butchers.  Who’s the best? During the National tour of COCHON 555, Protien U will host a cutting competition for butchers.  We are seeking out two professional butchers from each region of the ten events (see cities below).  Butchers will receive a […]

NOTES FROM THE TOUR

Congratulations to the new King of Porc, David Varley of Washington D.C.’s Bourbon Steak! Ten amazing chefs from different U.S. Cities participated in Grand Cochon. The votes were tallied, crowning Varley, who won a shiny new Grillworks’ 42 Asador Grill to get his heritage breed pig on.As for the Taste Network team, we are completely humbled by […]
I just realized its snowing in Atlanta. Our good friend Craig from Elk Cove is on the way to town for a couple days. The tour is right around a corner and we are working late nights. A special new tour is about to hit the road and we can’t wait to share it with […]
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