On May 5th at House of Blues in West Hollywood Chef Jet was one of five chefs chosen to compete in the 5th anniversary tour stop in L.A. as part of the ten city national competition of Cochon 555. Each accomplished chef needed to create at least three standout dishes using representative parts of a whole heritage pig. Each chef also prepared 400 tasting portions for the guests. In a spirited competition Ray Garcia of Fig in Santa Monica was the top porker for Los Angeles.
The finals, The Grand Cochon competition, was part of the Sunday closing events at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival on June 9th. The 10 regional winners were pitted against each other and a Prince or Princess of Pork was crowned.
More Cochon events are scheduled for the balance of the year. Look for Cochon Island in Hawaii in September and the All-Star Cochon in Downtown Las Vegas on October 20th