Cochon 555 Minneapolis, Heritage Hog Cooking Contest, Announces Chef Lineup

No part goes uneaten during Cochon 555.

No part goes uneaten during Cochon 555.

Remember that big pork cooking competition that happens in 10 major cities across the country and will be held for the first time in Minneapolis on March 1?

Each chef will receive a whole hog, and he who presents the finest pig from jowl to foot wins the big prize-- an all expenses paid trip to Rioja, Spain.

So who will compete?

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Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, Mike DeCamp of La Belle Vie, Steven Brown of Tilia, Jim Christiansen of Heyday, and Thomas Boemer of Corner Table.

So five of the undisputed best chefs in town.

Cochon has decided to add Minneapolis to the tour because "with an emerging culinary scene, Minneapolis has built an impressive reputation that cannot be ignored."

Tickets for the event are $125-$200.

Every ticket buyer will be entered into a contest to serve as a judge alongside Andrew Zimmern. The event takes place on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. for VIP and 5 p.m. for general admission.

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