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SAN FRANCISCO

DATE AND TIME: March 4th 2018 | 4pm-7:30pm LOCATION: AT&T Park – Home of the San Francisco Giants

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COCHON555

EXPERIENCE THE BEST SUNDAY EVENT

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COCHON555 - SAN FRANCISCO

At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition of five local chefs each presenting one whole, heritage breed pig to promote local family farming. Think of a 40-course gourmet tasting menu taken standing up. Spend Sunday afternoon feasting on 1500 pounds of heritage breed pork and ethically sourced foods during our signature three-hour experience. A portion of all sales will benefit our sister charity Piggy Bank.

General Admission is our signature three-hour experience filled with culinary wonderment! Feast on culinary creations, enjoy endless rounds of beverages -- and vote for your favorite bite of the day. From farm-to-table to Michelin star - all participating chefs share one core value: they source locally. If you like tasty pig, Cochon555 buys 1500 pounds of the "best breeds" from farmers doing it the "right way" and we serve up an intimate experience for 450 guests (you do the math).

Splurge on the VIP area and get an extra hour of extravagance. Get up close to the chefs and farmers who made it all happen, without waiting in line. Chefs will serve a preview of two dishes during VIP, enjoy exclusive access to the Punch Kings (whole bottle Bourbon punch competition featuring top barkeeps), and sip allocated wines and spirits that don’t last the entire event.

Tickets for general admission start at $130; VIP tickets (early admission + exclusive access to cocktail competition and allocated wines and spirits) are $200. Guests can purchase a $400 ticket that includes VIP and the Silver Oak "Swig for Swings" Vertical Tasting and Seminar with winemaker Nate Weis in the Press Box paired with four of the Giants' "Greatest Moments" on the big screen.

EAT

EVERYTHING

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EAT
  • 1500 Pounds of Heritage Pig
  • 5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog
  • Whole Mexico Experience
  • Signature Cheese Bar
  • Starter Bar with Cures, Pates and Foie
  • Tartare Bar w. Antica Wines
  • Royal Oak "Dirty Steaks" Tasting
  • Luxe Butter Bar
  • Pate Experience
  • Perfect Puree Swine & Sweets
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING
DRINK

IT ALL

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DRINK
  • 1500 Pounds of Heritage Pig
  • 5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog
  • Whole Mexico Experience
  • Signature Cheese Bar
  • Starter Bar with Cures, Pates and Foie
  • Tartare Bar w. Antica Wines
  • Royal Oak "Dirty Steaks" Tasting
  • Luxe Butter Bar
  • Pate Experience
  • Perfect Puree Swine & Sweets
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING

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SOPHINA UONG
COMPETING CHEF SOPHINA UONG

Bi-Rite Market

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MANGALITSA

Winkler Farm

SOPHINA UONG

Chef Sophina Uong learned how to cook with a Betty Crocker microwave cookbook, a box of dehydrated au gratin potatoes, and Hamburger Helper. She's come a long way from those boxes but still has that 9 year old curiosity about all the marvelous foods.

MANGALITSA

Originating from Hungary in the early 1800’s, the Mangalitsa is a very rare breed, and is considered by many to be the Wagyu of pork. The breed is characterized by its coarse, wooly coat and ability to withstand extreme conditions. Mangalitsa pork is known for its high-quality, lardo-type fat, and its high percentage of marbling, which doubles that of average pork. The Mangalitsa yields juicy and flavorful meat.

AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN
COMPETING CHEF AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN

International Smoke

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MULEFOOT

Massa Natural Meats

AYESHA CURRY + JEREMY MCMILLAN

Chef Jeremy McMillan is the Corporate Executive Chef of MINA Group, where he has worked alongside Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry to develop International Smoke’s globally inspired menu.

MULEFOOT

Originating from the U.S., the Mulefoot is a black hog named for its solid hoof, which resembles a mule. Critically rare, this breed has recently won several blind taste tests against eight different heritage breeds. The Mulefoot’s disposition is docile, and their weight gain is between 400-600 pounds before age two. Known for its premium hams, the superior tasting meat is red with freckled marbling.

SCOTT ROMANO
COMPETING CHEF SCOTT ROMANO

Dry Creek Kitchen

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DUROC

Marin Sun Farms

SCOTT ROMANO

An industry veteran and CIA graduate, Executive Chef Scott Romano brings vast experience and an authentic approach to the culinary leadership at Dry Creek Kitchen. His philosophy of honest food served with integrity is critical to the restaurant’s wine country hospitality.

DUROC

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.

JENNIFER PUCCIO
COMPETING CHEF JENNIFER PUCCIO

Cavalier

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BERKSHIRE WADDLESPOT CROSS

The Beef Jar

JENNIFER PUCCIO

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BERKSHIRE WADDLESPOT CROSS

A farmer’s cross of three heritage breeds, Berkshire pigs are one of the most popular heritage breeds, known for their intramuscular marbling, light pink hue, and almost nutty pork. Red Wattle pork is lean and juicy with a rich, beef-like taste and texture. Gloucestershire Old Spots are known for their floppy ears, high fat ratio, and flavorful meat. The combination of these amazing breeds allows for great intramuscular pork with excellent back fat and rich meaty flavors.

HOWARD KO
COMPETING CHEF HOWARD KO

The Bear and Monarch

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DUROC

Rancho Llano Seco

HOWARD KO

Originally from LA’s Koreatown, Chef Howard Ko has worked at some of the country’s most renowned restaurants, including The French Laundry, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Restaurant Daniel, and Mélisse. He currently serves as Executive Chef of Loews Regency San Francisco, and will be debuting the hotel’s brand new restaurant concept this spring.

DUROC

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.

JOHN STEWART and MACKENZIE ESTES-STEWART
BUTCHER JOHN STEWART and MACKENZIE ESTES-STEWART

zazu kitchen + farm

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DUROC

Rancho Llano Seco

JOHN STEWART and MACKENZIE ESTES-STEWART

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DUROC

The Duroc owes its origins to the blending of two strains of hogs from New Jersey and New York in 1830. This breed has long been known for its ability to grow faster on less feed, while still maintaining a flavor profile of interest. Duroc is high in marbling (small flecks of fat recurring throughout the muscle), making its spareribs and shoulder roasts sweet and juicy.

MARC ZIMMERMAN
CHEF MARC ZIMMERMAN

A-Five Meats

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TARTARE BAR

Antica Wines

MARC ZIMMERMAN

Marc started cooking at the age of fourteen in a tiny Italian restaurant in Indiana. Several years later, he began working for a Charlie Trotter alumnus named Steven Oakley who inspired him to attend culinary school and make cooking his life. Marc spent time in kitchens in New York and Las Vegas working for Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy before moving to San Francisco where he is currently Executive Chef at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

TARTARE BAR

EDGAR AGBAYANI
CHEF EDGAR AGBAYANI

Dumpling Time

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TASTE THE CITY

Wines of Germany

EDGAR AGBAYANI

Marc started cooking at the age of fourteen in a tiny Italian restaurant in Indiana. Several years later, he began working for a Charlie Trotter alumnus named Steven Oakley who inspired him to attend culinary school and make cooking his life. Marc spent time in kitchens in New York and Las Vegas working for Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy before moving to San Francisco where he is currently Executive Chef at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

TASTE THE CITY

MATTHEW WILLIAMS & MOISHE HAHN-SCHUMAN
CHEFS MATTHEW WILLIAMS & MOISHE HAHN-SCHUMAN

Ramen Gaijin

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BONE COLLECTOR

The Perfect Bone Broth

MATTHEW WILLIAMS & MOISHE HAHN-SCHUMAN

Trained in the kitchens of Paris and the California wine country David has continued the legacy of his family's Nuevo Latino cooking tradition at their 9 Houston area restaurants where he serves as Executive Chef. In 2010 he was named Up and Coming Chef of the Year at the Houston Culinary Awards and in 2015 he was awarded 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal as well as Truffle Chef of the Year in the Houston Truffle Chef Charity Challenge.

BONE COLLECTOR

MARK STARK

Trained in the kitchens of Paris and the California wine country David has continued the legacy of his family's Nuevo Latino cooking tradition at their 9 Houston area restaurants where he serves as Executive Chef. In 2010 he was named Up and Coming Chef of the Year at the Houston Culinary Awards and in 2015 he was awarded 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal as well as Truffle Chef of the Year in the Houston Truffle Chef Charity Challenge.

DIRTY STEAK

DAVID BARON

San Francisco Bay Area native, Executive Chef David Baron of Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette was born into a kitchen that combined old world traditions of two distinctly diverse cultures and sides of the food spectrum with parents hailing from the Philippines and Nicaragua. Over the years, he has donned chef whites in the kitchens of Michelin-rated, critically-acclaimed restaurants such as Atelier Crenn, Daniel Patterson's Coi and Plum, Chris Cosentino's Incanto, and even Aqua in San Francisco. Now at Salt Wood, Chef Baron showcases his love for fresh seafood and cooking from the hearth at Salt Wood which opened Summer 2017 at The Sanctuary Beach Resort in the Monterey Peninsula.

FEATURED BITE

Cello cheese makers are true artists who combine passion and skill with a mastery of old-world cheese-making techniques. The process, which dates back many centuries, starts with fresh, superior quality milk. Then nature and the cheese maker work in harmony every intricate step of the way to achieve a genuinely delicious work of art.

GALEN GARRETSON
ARTISAN GALEN GARRETSON

Town Cutler

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with Yelp Reservations

GALEN GARRETSON

Galen Garretson is the Owner of Town Cutler, which he founded in San Francisco in 2011, as a destination for high-quality knives, expert sharpening services, and a hub for professionals and home cooks. Galen started making custom-culinary knives shortly after opening Town Cutler and now leads a full-time team of makers dedicated to manufacturing Town Cutler's propriety lines of handmade knives, culinary tools, and chef bags. Before opening Town Cutler, Galen worked in the restaurant industry for over ten years.

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NATE WEIS
WINEMAKER NATE WEIS

Silver Oak Cellars

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CABERNET

2013 Napa Valley

NATE WEIS

Nate is responsible for managing Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wine production from grape to bottle and also serving as an ambassador for the brand. Having grown up in Napa Valley where Cabernet is king, Nate is happy to be working exclusively with the varietal he most often pulls out when he wants to really savor a meal or an evening.

CABERNET

Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It was blended in early 2014 and aged for 24 months in 85% new American oak and 15% one-used American oak barrels from our Missouri cooperage, The Oak. Early blending assures a balanced core and allows all components to achieve a seamless harmony during barrel aging. It was then aged for an additional 20 months in bottle before being released in February of 2018.

PAX MAHLE

Pax and Pam Mahle moved to wine country in 1997 to pursue careers in wine. After a few years of tasting and sourcing wine from all over California for Dean & Deluca, Pax decided to start his own brand from a vineyard he felt a kismet connection. That vineyard was Alder Springs Vineyard, and after finding an investor to help realize the dream, Pax Wine Cellars was launched in 2000. Pax Wine Cellars is focusing on the production of premium vineyard-designated Syrah based wines from the North Coast of California.

SYRAH

Inky black and massively concentrated black fruit, black pepper, tar and roses complete the brilliant aromas of this classic California Syrah. A bit more of a bruiser than the 2013, this 2014 is the perfect foil for a fatty piece of Lamb or your favorite Cowboy Steak fresh off of an iron skillet. The tannins are velvety and the fruit intense, which reminds us mostly of the 2004 version of this wine with a lower abv.

ERIN MILLER
WINEMAKER ERIN MILLER

Twomey Cellars

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PINOT NOIR

2015 Bien Nacido Vineyard

ERIN MILLER

Erin is Twomey’s Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc winemaker, a specialist in the varietal who has worked in France, Oregon and California. She embodies the French concept of “vigneron,” the idea that the winemaker should also be intimately involved with the vineyard, and believes in crafting vineyard-driven wines that express an unmistakable sense of place. “You can force a wine to be something, but let it be itself and it will show you it’s colors and personality.” – Winemaker Erin Miller

PINOT NOIR

Bien Nacido Vineyard is a unique site along the Central Coast of California, only six miles as the bird flies from the ocean. The 2015 season was an extension of the already dry conditions established from the previous years of drought. Little to no fog developed, resulting in sun-soaked vineyards and concentrated berries. Bud break began in early March, bloom and fruit set in April, and by early June hints of color were showing through. The growing season concluded with an earlier than usual harvest for the second year in a row.

RAJAT PARR
WINEMAKER RAJAT PARR

Sandhi Wines

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CHARDONNAY

2015 Santa Barbara Co.

RAJAT PARR

Partner/Proprietor, Sandhi - Though food was Rajat Parr’s first love, wine became his great passion. Fortunately, Rajat has encountered the best of both worlds through his work as wine director for the Mina Group’s restaurants and as partner in RN74 (San Francisco and Seattle).

CHARDONNAY

Our “village wine” is a blend of vineyards from the southwestern part of Sta. Rita Hills including sections from Rita’s Crown, Bentrock, and Wenzlau. The 2015 bottling bespeaks its warm growing season with bright, eye-opening aromas of lemon pith, almond skin, crushed white rock, and oyster shells. From such a lifted nose, the palate is surprisingly unctuous. There is an alluring heft to the wine that carries with it flavors of meyer lemon custard and roasted pine nuts.

NICO CUEVA

Nico has worked at the winery since starting as an intern 8 harvests ago. He recently took over as winemaker at the Sonoma County winery where he crafts our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from special vineyards throughout California. Originally from San Diego, when Nico isn't making wine he can be found cooking or surfing.

PINOT NOIR

Steep hillsides and a variety of clones help add diversity to this vineyard whose aspects were carefully planted to encourage even sunlight exposure during the final stages of fruit ripening. The Sonoma Coast influence is key at Gap’s Crown – located in the Petaluma Gap where late season fog becomes trapped and takes a little longer to burn off. The fruit is allowed to hang a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors. On the Nose - stunning aromas of blueberry, blackberry, lavender and ripe strawberry and a full body mouthfeel with super fine tannins that are compressed and extremely long.

THE MOST TALKED ABOUT CULINARY TOUR IN THE COUNTRY

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs, some of which are on critical watch lists. The meat they produce is recognized for its superior flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritious qualities. At all events, we source only the highest quality ingredients and products available.

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. We work with every type of restaurant and bar imaginable – from farm-to-table to Michelin star - and all participating chefs share one core value: they source products responsibly. Our goal is to buy and promote the "best heritage breed pigs" from farmers doing it the "right way". Why? Because heritage breed pigs can't be raised in commodity settings.

The epic culinary tour starts in New York City in late-January and culminates with the finale, Grand Cochon September 30th in Chicago, marking our first decade. Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action - to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of a safe, honest, and delicious. Bottom line, we are educating the nation one bite at a time and creating a safer food future to be shared with our children. Your support benefits our foundation project, Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (fire, flood, and disease). Please explore our website, watch a video and enjoy an all-inclusive ticketed event that directly supports the good food movement.

SPONSORS

Sponsors create moments of inspiration, discussion and action - to buy, cook, shop - in the name of a safe, honest, and delicious.

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Barrel-Aged Sponsors

Chef’s Pantry Sponsors

Heritage & Media Sponsors

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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