Cochon time again!

Another year of pork is here. Cochon 555 lands in San Francisco on May 1st. "Cochon" is French for "pig" and the 555 means - 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 wineries. What could be better than that? 

Cochon 555 was established as a way to support family farms that raise heritage breed pigs. Since the start it has focused on supporting local agriculture as well. There are tour stops in 10 U.S. cities where the five chosen local chefs compete to make the best dishes from their assigned heritage pigs. The winners from each city then go on to compete in the Grand Cochon finale at the Aspen Wine & Food Classic.  

This year the beneficiary of the funds is Piggy Bank. Launched in 2015 by Brady Lowe, founder of the Cochon555 U.S. Tour and Taste Network, Piggy Bank’s mission is to create a heritage breed pig sanctuary that provides free genetics and business plans to emerging family farms. The sanctuary will change the future of food by uniting a community working together for safer, responsible farming practices and sharing of genetics, livestock and the sharing of information. Piggy Bank is dedicated to creating the first Open Source agriculture platform through the responsible farming of heritage species. 

Tickets for Cochon 555 are $125 (general admission) and $200 (VIP). Both ticket prices includes endless drink and tons of food. GA starts at 5pm. VIP starts at 4pm, and includes one-hour early access to all the food (premium access to limited experiences like Punch Kings, wines and spirits), a chance to hang with the celebrity chefs, judges and media. Everyone is invited to the After Party.  

Where:                    Terra Gallery
                                511 Harrison Street
                                San Francisco, CA 94105

When:                    Sunday, May 1, 2016
                              VIP Admission: 4PM                                                                                                                          
                                General Admission: 5PM
Tickets:                   $125 General Admission
               $200 VIP
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Disclosure: I am receiving a press pass to this event. 
Disclaimer: I received a free ticket for this post.