Cochon555 has announced the 2016 chef lineup for the annual event promoting heritage breed pigs and diverse food cultures. Returning to Chicago for the 3rd annual Heritage BBQ, the festivities take place at Loews Chicago Hotel - the official host for the weekend on September 11. Heritage BBQ is a culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking whole, heritage breed pigs with global flavors and cooking techniques.
Each chef is given a 180 to 220 pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. Chefs must then present a “Judge’s Plate” of six dishes scored on utilization, global influences,
cooking techniques, and overall flavor. The winner who exceeds in thosecategories is crowned the “BBQ King” of Chicago. In addition to sampling the competitor’s dishes, the all-inclusive ticket includes “BBQ Traditions” – Cochon’s fringe festival of flavor - where notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite BBQ culture in a non-competitive spirit of collective feasting.