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MINNEAPOLIS

DATE AND TIME: May 5th 2019 | 5pm - 7:30pm (4pm VIP Entry) LOCATION: Loews Minneapolis Hotel - Official Host
601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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COCHON555

EXPERIENCE THE BEST SUNDAY EVENT

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COCHON555 - MINNEAPOLIS

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 tequila punch competition featuring top barkeeps), and sip allocated wines and spirits that don’t last the entire event.

EAT

EVERYTHING

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EAT
  • 5 Chefs Cooking Whole Hog
  • Signature Cheese Bar
  • Surf & Turf Tartare Bar w. Patz & Hall
  • Veggie Bar
  • Savory Innovative Dessert ft.Perfect Purée of Napa Valley
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING
DRINK

IT ALL

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DRINK
  • Freshen up with LaCroix Sparkling Water
  • Whiskey Five Experience
  • Westland Distilling
  • Wheatley Vodka x Perfect Puree Spotlight Cocktails
  • Azzuro Wine Comapany
SPECIAL VIP OFFERING

CULINARY LINEUP

Chefs, Butchers, Winemakers and more...

TIMOTHY FISCHER
COMPETING CHEF TIMOTHY FISCHER

Cosmos

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DUROC YORKSHIRE

Hidden Stream Farm

TIMOTHY FISCHER

A St. Paul native, Executive Chef Timothy Fischer brings over 25 years of experience to Loews Minneapolis Hotel. An avid outdoorsman and forager, Fischer imparts flavors from the waters and woods of Minnesota into his inventive dishes.

DUROC YORKSHIRE

SCOTT PAMPUCH
COMPETING CHEF SCOTT PAMPUCH

4 Bells

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GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT

Spring Wolf Farms

SCOTT PAMPUCH

Scott Pampuch, Executive Chef, 4 Bells has been a chef for the last 19 years. He has a passion for whole-hog butchery, working with small family farms, and collaborating great chefs. He is honored to be competing in Cochon 555.

GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT

JOSE ALARCON
COMPETING CHEF JOSE ALARCON

Popol Vuh

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TAMWORTH

Deutz Heritage Farm

JOSE ALARCON

Originally from Morelos, Mexico, Jose started in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher and worked his way up to running the kitchen. He currently is the chef/co-owner of Popol Vuh & Centro in Minneapolis.

TAMWORTH

YIA VANG
COMPETING CHEF YIA VANG

Union Kitchen MN

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LARGE BLACK

Lucky George Farm

YIA VANG

Yia Vang is co-founder of Union Kitchen, a Twin Cities-based Hmong pop-up restaurant. He is passionate about making the food he grew up with more accessible to non-Hmongs, while also passing traditions down to the next generation of Hmong Americans.

LARGE BLACK

MATEO MACKBEE
COMPETING CHEF MATEO MACKBEE

Model Citizen

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LARGE BLACK

Yker Acres

MATEO MACKBEE

Chef Mateo Mackbee is Minnesota born with southern roots. Chef Mackbee uses fresh, local ingredients, fine dining techniques learned in award wining kitchens and the comfort food of his youth to create globally inspired elevated comfort food.

LARGE BLACK

ZACH DUNPHY
BUTCHER ZACH DUNPHY

Food Building

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GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT

Berkwood Farms

ZACH DUNPHY

GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT

TIM MCKEE
TARTARE - SURF AND TURF TIM MCKEE

Octo Fish Bar

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TARTARE BAR

The Fish Guy

TIM MCKEE

TARTARE BAR

CARRIE SUMMER, LISA CARLSON
VEGETARIAN CARRIE SUMMER, LISA CARLSON

Chef Shack Ranch

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VEGGIE BAR

CARRIE SUMMER, LISA CARLSON

VEGGIE BAR

TIM MCKEE
VIP OYSTER / SEAFOOD TIM MCKEE

Octo Fish Bar

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The Fish Guy

JAMETTA RASPBERRY
TACO JAMETTA RASPBERRY

House of Gristle

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Taco Bar

JAMETTA RASPBERRY

ARWYN BIRCH + TERESA FOX
DESSERT ARWYN BIRCH + TERESA FOX

Glam Doll Donuts

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PPNV

ARWYN BIRCH + TERESA FOX

CHRIS IKEDA
CHEF CHRIS IKEDA

Lake & Irving

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SASSOREGALE

CHRIS IKEDA

SASSOREGALE

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.

Barrel-Aged Sponsors

Chef’s Pantry Sponsors

Heritage & Media Sponsors

Spotlight 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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