MINNEAPOLIS

DATE AND TIME

TBA
5pm – 7:30pm
4pm VIP

LOCATION

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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RESCHEDULED DATE TBA

The team at Cochon555 is committed to providing our guests, staff and partners with a healthy & safe culinary environment across our coast-to-coast events. Our scheduled 2020 event for Cochon555 Minneapolis is currently being postponed to a later date to ensure safety and well-being of our attendees.

We will keep you up to date on the determined and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!

 

 

CULINARY LINEUP

Chefs, Butchers, Winemakers and more…

Chef

Chandra Walbolt
Union Hmong Kitchen
+
Spring Wolf Farms
Gloucestershire Old Spot

Chef

Tommy Begnaud
Butcher and the Boar
+
Beatty Stone Farms
Mangalitsa

Chef

Michael Shaughnessy
Mill Valley Kitchen
+
Lucky George Farm
Large Black

Chef

Dewey Ikeda
Lake & Irving
+
Deutz Heritage Farm
Tamworth

Chef

Carrie McCabe-Johnston
Nightingale
+
Iron Shoe Farm
Red Wattle/Mangalitsa Cross

SOMM

Naseem Rafiei
PS Steak

SOMM

JP Albanese
Marriott West

SOMM

Dan Newkirk
Mill Valley Kitchen

SOMM

Nico Giraud
The Minikahda Club

SOMM

Sophia Pulice
Broder’s

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EXPERIENCES

Each ticket includes the contents in the boxes below 

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 Pork”. The 9-city tour kicks off in February, connecting quality-driven diners with family farmers, chefs, winemakers, restaurateurs, brewers, and distillers while contributing to a local charity.

EXPERIENCE

THE BEST SUNDAY EVENT

25+ bites from our 5 competing chefs

VIP Oyster Bar [VIP Ticket Only]

Artisan Cheese Bar with Jasper Hill Farm and Cabot Creamery

Charcuterie with Les Trois Petit Cochon

Porky Bite with Pigs & Pinot

Sweet Ending with Swine & Sweets
and more...

EAT

EVERYTHING

Welcome Cocktail by El Tesoro

Somm Smackdown

Whiskey 5

Bloody Mary Bar by Wheatley Vodka

Old Fashioned Bar by Buffalo Trace

Pigs & Pinot with Patz & Hall

Refresh with some LaCroix
and more...

DRINK

IT ALL

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 purebred 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 mixologists, 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 Dallas in early-February and culminates in the fall with the finale, Grand Cochon. Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action – to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food. Bottom line, we are educating the nation one bite at a time and creating a safer food future to be shared with our children and generations to come. In order to further support the amazing outreach from the communities, we have decided to support a local charity selected by our participating chefs and the local farmers we collaborate within each tour stop this year. Please explore our website, watch a video and enjoy an all-inclusive ticketed event that directly supports the good food movement.

SPONSORS

BENEFITING CHARITY

BENEFITING SCHOOL

21+ events only

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING

"Cochon555’s profile is so high at this point that the publicity alone is more than worth all the work it takes to compete.”
Forbes

"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

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