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5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

April, 2019

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism presents Cochon555, one of North America's most talked about culinary events. Imagine an elaborate 40-course, stand-up, sustainable dinner featuring wine, craft beer and spirits; where you get to help pick the best bite from five competing chefs

Thank you to everyone who attended Cochon555 Banff in 2018. Check back soon for future event details.​

2018 Winner

Five notable chefs were selected to best prepare and present one whole, heritage-breed pig.

Congratulations to Chef jW Foster of the Vermillion Room Brasserie & Bar who was named the 2018 Prince of Pork at the inaugural event held at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. Chef jW and his talented team worked with one of the Mangalitsa and Duroc-Cross 220-pound pigs raised by Country Accent Heritage Breeds to produce a modern, thoughtful, and flavoured nose-to-tail menu.

Event Overview

Cochon555 makes its debut appearance in Canada at Banff's world-renowned Fairmont Banff Springs. 


Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs, some of which are on critical watch lists. At its heart, Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action - to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of safety, honesty, and deliciousness.

The event  is centered around five competing chefs each trying to wow attendees with pork creations from their 200 pound pig. Additional food and drink stations include:

  • Artisan cheese bar
  • Dessert bar
  • Five winemaker's table
  • Alberta spirits cart

Visit the official Cochon555 Banff website.

Ticket Information

Tickets will go on sale in January 2019. 

General Admission 

General Admission gets you into the main event. Your ticket includes:

  • 25+ courses of pork-based dishes, originating from five responsibly raised heritage breed pigs
  • Endless rounds of beverages from local breweries, distilleries, and wineries
  • Access to 10+ mouth-watering food stations including: an artisan cheese bar, a tartare bar, a dessert bar and many more
VIP Access 

VIP Access lets you start celebrating an hour early. Your ticket includes all of the above and allows you to get up close with chefs, winemakers and farmers who make it all happen. Chefs will serve up two preview dishes to entice your palette while professional bartenders and sommeliers bring their best game forward with specialty cocktails and reserve wines.

Event Preview Video

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