On May 21st five of Houston’s chefs competed in the Grand Cochon555, a national championship competition for pork-based cooking. This highly anticipated event began as a way of educating the public on heritage breed pigs. The event is also dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of Old World livestock. General admission included: Endless rounds of craft cocktails, boutique wines, artisanal charcuterie, and farmhouse cheeses. 

Competing chefs were...

  •  Luis Rogers from BCN Taste & Tradition
  • Felix Florez at Ritual
  • Bobby Matos from State of Grace
  • Manabu Horiuchi at Kata Robata
  • Monica Pope, formerly of Sparrow Cookshop

These chefs competed with six distinctive bites created from a 200 pound heritage breed pig for a panel of judges. HFBC members were out in full force enjoying the food, drinks, atmosphere, and of course foodie fun.