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GRAND COCHON AT CITY WINERY

COCHON555 CULINARY TOUR

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

GRAND COCHON AT CITY WINERY

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Grand Cochon VIP @ 5PM
$225 VIP includes 55 minutes early entry, exclusive tastings and access apply. Guests will watch portion of judging and enjoy additional time to enjoy food and drink.
Sep 30, 2018 $225.00 $9.50
Grand Cochon GA @ 6 PM
$150 General Admission includes all-inclusive tastings of food and beverage. Awards at 8:30pm.
Sep 30, 2018 $150.00 $6.50
DONATE TO CHARITY - PIGGY BANK Sep 30, 2018 Enter donation ($)

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Grand Cochon—More than Another Chef Competition

This September 30 in Chicago, eleven winning chefs from cities across the U.S. and Canada will compete for the ultimate prize of the “King or Queen of Porc”. That date will also mark the 10th anniversary of Cochon555’s first chef competition in Atlanta. It started with a simple idea: let’s start a conversation about how our food is raised and connect stakeholders in the industry more directly. This food festival included heritage breed pig farmers, chefs and wine makers. Five of each were brought together to put on an event that invited consumers into the conversation and demonstrated what our food could be.

Over the past 10 years, Cochon555 has had a lot to say, and provided a platform for others to join the discussion. Grand Cochon is the tour’s annual finale.

Chefs who make it to Chicago have already won their city’s competition besting four other chefs. City Winery will host the event for the first time and tickets are now available on Cochon555.com. Chicago’s own Cory Morris, chef at Boleo at the Kimpton Gray Hotel will compete against 10 other chefs coming to town for this epic whole hog showdown. Chefs in other cities include Ginger Pierce and Preston Madson (Jams by Jonathan Waxman, NYC), David Uygur (Lucia, DAL), Ayesha Curry and Jeremy McMillan (International Smoke, SFO), Brian Redzikowski (Kettner Exchange, LAX), Karyn Thomlinson (Corner Table, MSP), Mitch Mayers (Sawyer, SEA), Jw Foster (The Vermillion Room Brasserie & Bar, BANFF), Gabriel Erales (Dai Due Taqueria, ATX), Jose Mendin (Habitat, MIA), and Kyle Foster (Julep, DEN).

In addition to serving up some of the best pork bites on the planet, the drinks will be flowing as the event will also hold the finale of Punch Kings. Eleven top barkeeps will come with a bottle, a bowl, and a dream. Judging will take place at the event, and attendees will have the chance to taste finalists’ entries along with a host of other pop-ups and unique experiences delivered by the event’s host of supporters.   

“It’s always an honor to see all the incredible talent and good food movement support in one place,” says Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon555. “We’re putting the spotlight on heritage species, responsible agriculture, and amazing chefs and producers. As one of this country’s premiere dining cities, we’re proud to have Chicago as the centerpiece of Grand Cochon. Guests can expect an epic culinary experience that’s not just about quality, but wines, spirits, cheeses, pork dishes and much more, all created with purpose and passion. This is eating and drinking for a cause.”

In 2015, Piggy Bank was established. It is a “Noah’s Ark” of heritage breed pigs promoting open access agriculture providing access to genetics, business plans and knowledge for small and family farms. What’s next for Cochon? How about seeding the next generation of passionate farmers? With the average age of a U.S. farmer approaching 60, Brady Lowe is launching the “Grow a Farmer” initiative that will help young aspiring agrarians to find apprenticeships and opportunities to learn the craft.

You can support all of these initiatives and people by attending Grand Cochon. As always, a pop up butcher will do a live demo followed by an auction of cuts that will raise money for Piggy Bank. More information will be announced as the date draws near.

Where: City Winery, 1200 West Randolph Street

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CITY WINERY - OFFICIAL HOST
1200 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)


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COCHON555 CULINARY TOUR

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.

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