Chefs announced for Minneapolis 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

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