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Houston Chefs Will Battle Again For Pork Glory At Cochon555

The pig-centric competition is returning to H-Town

The ultimate chef battle for pork lovers
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No one loves heritage breed pigs quite like Cochon555. The touring pork-obsessed competition and charity event has made an appearance in Clutch City before, and now some of Houston’s best chefs will battle again to see who is the city’s next Prince (or Princess) of Pork.

Announced via release, Cochon555 will return to Houston for a cooking competition next month. Five of Houston’s chefs will battle to compete in the Grand Cochon, a national championship competition for pork-based cooking, held in October. Last year, Chef Justin Yu of Oxheart (RIP, Oxheart) earned top honors in Houston last year, but unfortunately did not take home the national title.

Attempting to bring it home for Houston this year is Chef Luis Roger of BCN Taste & Tradition, Chef Bobby Matos of State of Grace, Chef Felix Florez of Ritual, Chef Manabu ‘Hori’ Horiuchi of Kata Robata, and Chef Monica Pope of Sparrow Cookshop. Each chef will be given a 200-pound heritage breed, locally farmed pig, with which they must create 6 unique dishes.

To witness (and taste) the action, grab your tickets at Cochon555’s website. The main event begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21st at Hughes Manor, but check out the website for details on other events throughout the weekend.

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