Five lucky and talented chefs from Alberta will get a chance to show their mastery of pork at a prestigious competition in Banff.
It’s the first time the event, known as Cochon555, has come to Canada.
Cochon is the brainchild of American chef Brady Lowe. It’s a celebration of heritage pork breeds and launched in 2008.
Since then it’s become one of the signature events on the North American culinary calendar.
“For Alberta to have it, for Banff to have it, and for us to be able to host it at the hotel, it’s a very big deal in the industry, for sure,” said J.W. Foster, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
He says any chef worth their salt wants to be included.
Among the others showing their stuff will be chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson from Charcut and Charbar and Matthias Fong of River Cafe in Calgary, Shelley Robinson of Banff Hospitality Collective and Randy Luft of the Rimrock Resort Hotel.
The farmers are Malorie Aubé of Country Accent Heritage Breeds, Allan and Joanne Vanden Broek of Broek Pork Acres, Danny and Shannon Ruzicka of Nature’s Green Acres, Mark Lahoda and Antonio Matriz of Alberta Pork Company/Sunhaven Farms and Jessica and Chris Fasoli of Bear and the Flower Farm.
You can get tickets to the April 28 event here: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/cochon555-tickets