Cochon 555 at 1 Hotel Miami Beach

Cochon 555 Miami 2018 1 Hotel

With an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal cooking paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 returns to Miami on Sunday, June 10 at the 1 Hotel Miami Beach. The all-inclusive feast will feature hundred-plus prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps all in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food. Local chefs compete for the title of "Prince or Princess of Pork", with the winning chef going on to the Grand Cochon finals in Chicago on Sept 30th.  To purchase tickets, visit

Cochon555 is proud to announce this year’s group of cutting-edge chefs from across the city, each cooking one whole heritage breed pig raised by a family farm. This year’s competing chefs include Host Chef José Mendín of Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach, Michael Beltran of Ariete, Santiago Gomez of Cantina La 20, Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Gray and Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean. One week before the event, each chef receives a 200-pound heritage breed pig sustainably sourced from South Florida Heritage Farm, Circle C Farm, AAA Farms and Rosy Tomorrows Farm to create a maximum of 6 dishes for competition. One chef from Miami will be crowned for their whole pig cookery skills in addition to winning a wine and gastronomy experience in Rioja, Spain's most prominent wine region. With dozens of bites from iconic local chefs, boutique distillers, and artisan winemakers, the event is akin to an epic tasting menu of heritage breed pork with endless beverage pairings.

To win the friendly competition for a cause, a chef’s menu must woo 20 celebrity judges with their “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization, technique, overall flavor, and be voted “best bite of the day” by guests. Additionally, running in tandem are two satellite beverage competitions to complement the whole-animal tilt; Punch Kings, a whole bottle, large-format spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge and Somm Smackdown, a face-off of five top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig.

This year, music is just as intricate a part of the event as modern cuisine and winemaking, with legendary DJ Lord of Public Enemy on the turntables performing a remix of iconic and influential hip-hop albums during the event. DJ Lord will also be spinning at the official after-party, taking place at Elements, the exclusive bar on the second floor of Habitat by José Mendín at 1 Hotel South Beach.

 Official Host & Hotel:   1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When:                          Sunday, June 10, 2018

Time:                           4 p.m. for VIP entry ($200, 5 p.m. for General Admission at ($130)

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( Cochon 555 Miami will be donating any leftover food to Food Rescue US-Miami )