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Chefs announced for Minneapolis Cochon 555

Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog will compete at this year's Cochon 555

Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog will compete at this year's Cochon 555

Cochon 555, the big, piggy party and pork-cooking contest that descends on Minneapolis on Thursday, February 19 at the Loews Hotel, has announced the competing chef lineup, and here it is: 

Jorge Guzman (last year's competition winner) of Surly Brewing Co. 

Thomas Kim of Rabbit Hole

J.D. Fratzke of The Strip Club/ Saint Dinette

Grae Nonas of Tullibee 

Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog

Let the games begin! 

Tickets for general admission start at $125, VIP tickets (early admission + exclusive sommelier and cocktail competition tastings) are $200, and BESPOKE tickets are $400 (includes a multi-course charity dinner prepared by 3 celebrity chefs on Saturday night hosted by Spoon and Stable; super early admission + exclusive private tasting and tour of selected wines and the barkeep competition by a Cochon555 director on Sunday; and a donation to Piggy Bank charity).

Purchase tickets here.

The Loews Minneapolis Hotel,

601 First Ave. N., Minneapolis 

4 p.m. for VIP entry, 5 p.m. for general admission 

cochon555.com