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Food Festival

Cochon555 is returning to Chicago for the 3rd annual Heritage BBQ, 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” and the winner is crowned the “BBQ King” of Chicago. In addition, the all-inclusive ticket includes “BBQ Traditions” where notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite BBQ culture in a non-competitive spirit of collective feasting. Cochon555 events are also theaters for innovative spirit, wine, and cocktail experiences.

The event will also features a Pop-Up Butcher Demo and Auction, all of which benefits Piggy Bank, a farm-in-the-making devoted to providing free heritage breed pigs to small farms in exchange for transparent business plans that are posted online.

Tickets: Tickets for general admission start at $100, and VIP tickets for early admission are $150. To purchase tickets, visit the website

Where: Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 N Park Drive, Chicago IL 

When: Sunday, September 11 (3 p.m. for VIP; 4 p.m. for General Admission)


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