Cochon555 is proud to announce Houston’s group of cutting-edge chefs from across the city, each cooking one whole heritage breed pig raised by a family farm. This year’s competing chefs include Host Chef Marcos Navarro from Bayou & Bottle at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Chef Richard Knight from Atlas Diner, Chef Jess DeSham Timmons from Cherry Block Craft Butcher & Kitchen, Chef Quy Hoang from Blood Bros BBQ and Chef EJ Miller from International Smoke. One week before the event, each chef receives a 200-pound heritage breed pig sustainably sourced from AcornSeekers, Chubby Dog Farm, Black Hill Meats, 3 Sisters Farm and Whitehurst Heritage Farm to create a maximum of 6 dishes for competition. One chef from Houston will be crowned for their whole pig cookery skills. With dozens of bites from iconic local chefs, boutique distillers, and artisan winemakers, the event is akin to an epic tasting menu of heritage breed pork with endless beverage pairings.
VIP Access $200
Start celebrating the night early and treat yourself to the VIP area. With an extra hour of extravagance, get up close with chefs, winemakers and farmers who make it all happen. Chefs serve up two preview dishes to entice your palate while professional bartenders and sommeliers bring their best game forward with specialty cocktails at Punch Kings and reserve wines from Somm Smackdown.
General Admission $130
A unique signature three-hour culinary experience of delight and wonderment. Feast on responsibly raised heritage breed pig, ethically sourced food, a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, all created by some of the city’s most forward-thinking food and beverage leaders.