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April 06, 2021

COCHON555 Celebrated Virtual and Interactive Culinary Experience Returns

In 2020, COCHON555, the popular annual culinary tour which visits cities across the country, transformed into a unique virtual experience called CARRY OUT WITH COCHON555. In this new interactive form, participants were able to indulge in a Cochon555-style feast in the safety and security of their home while enjoying a guided cooking class with a star chef. This spring, CARRY OUT WITH COCHON555 will return with three of Miami’s most treasured talents. The 2021 lineup features chefs Eileen Andrade (Finka Table & Tap), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House) and Cesar Zapata (Phuc Yea); each will lead three virtual separate dinners via Zoom in which participants will partake in special multi-course dining experiences at home.

This series was created to continue the Cochon555 tradition of supporting local heritage breed farming and the chefs who are dedicated to highlighting these ingredients in their restaurants. As such, custom, multi-course meals will be prepared by each chef with all of the ingredients sourced from local farms paired with wine, spirits and LaCroix sparkling water. During a 45-minute live Zoom moderated by ChatChow TV’s Gio Gutierrez, each chef will demonstrate how to make a featured dish while guests cook along with them. The remaining dishes will be fully pre-prepared, ready to heat, serve and enjoy. Participants can choose to pick up their meal and beverage kit at the designated location the day of the event. Vegetarian menus available upon request.

“As the pandemic continues to disrupt the restaurant and farming industries that are integral to our communities, we knew sitting out 2021 wasn’t an option,” said Brett Friedman, Partner & CEO of Agency 21 Consulting, which owns and operates Cochon555. “We’re committed to carrying on the traditions of Cochon555 for our chefs, farmers and fan base and will be donating a majority of ticket proceeds back to our participating restaurants and staff who have been affected by COVID-19. People are eager to connect, so we hope anyone who has been hesitant to dine out can now safely join us to enjoy a meal prepared by some of Miami’s top culinary minds and engage in an evening of fun for our local food and beverage community.”

Guests can purchase tickets ($95 per person or $175 per couple), which will include a beverage kit along with a multi-course meal, prepared by each chef and highlighting local South Florida farms on the following dates.

COCHON555 UPCOMING 2021 SCHEDULE:

Eileen Andrade (Finka Table & Tap): Wednesday, April 28 | Ticket sales end: April 25

Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House): Thursday, June 3 |Ticket sales end: May 31

Cesar Zapata (Phuc Yea): Friday, June 18 |Ticket sales end: June 15

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://cochon555.com/carryout/.

ABOUT THE COCHON555 NATIONAL TOUR

Over the last 11 years, the Cochon555 U.S. tour executes yearly programming around authentic, hyper-local food events that are focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 15 major cities in North America annually. The tour cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and local culinary schools each year. Since 2009, 108,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $1,100,000 has been donated to charities, and over $1,200,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. In 2020, Cochon555 was reimagined as Carry Out with Cochon555, a virtual series of demos and meal kits led by top chefs in effort to support local culinary communities. For a complete 2021 schedule and more information, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT AGENCY 21 CONSULTING

Agency 21 Consulting is a dynamic, full-service events and marketing agency, specializing in event production and management, corporate sales and fulfillment, brand activations and experiences. Founded in 2006, the agency is headquartered in Miami with representation in New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas. Agency 21’s portfolio includes nationally recognized culinary events and festivals across the country ranging from Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach & New York Wine & Food Festivals, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Cochon555/Heritage Fire Tour, Nirvana Food & Wine Festival, Whiskies of the World Tour and more.

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