Cochon555 2019 Tour
Cochon555, the nation’s acclaimed culinary, wine and spirit celebration in support of charity and education, is celebrating 10 years during their 2019 nationwide tour. The dynamic events will all feature more than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working to create luxurious moments that educate the palate.
Each event features five notable chefs who have one week to prepare a 200-pound pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization, technique, and overall flavor, scored by celebrity judges and participants. The winner of the local competition is announced the “Prince or Princess of Pork” and advances to the national finale, Grand Cochon, which spotlights the best of all regional events in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown.
The goal is to raise the bar on building a sustainable and profitable relationship for brands and chefs participating in culinary festivals. Every event is a fundraiser for Cochon555's sister charity, 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 (flood, fire and disease).