BESPOKE: An Exploration of Taste & Thought
Cochon555 is proud to announce BESPOKE: An Exploration of Taste & Thought taking place on Saturday, September 30 at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel as part of the Grand Cochon weekend. Join Cochon555 as they team up with The Oxford Food Symposium on Food & Cookery to present to you a day long summit about Food and Identity.
The event includes a series of keynote speeches, educational panels, and a roundtable discussion. Don’t think you’ll sit through an event about food feeling hungry! The event kicks off with cold brew and pastries, and later, a family-style luncheon. Proceeds from the event will benefit Piggy Bank charity and the American Friends of the Oxford Food Symposium on Food & Cookery.
About the Cochon555 US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually and stages over 60 events. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions including Heritage Fire (live-fire); Heritage BBQ (global grilling cultures); and Grand Cochon (national whole-hog championship). Cochon555 cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species, raised by family farms in top culinary markets in North America. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and 16 culinary schools. Since 2009, 50,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $500,000 has been donated to charities, and over $750,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. For more details and videos of events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.