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Five local chefs go head-to-head in BBQ competition

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Five local chefs will be going head-to-head in a BBQ competition on Sunday.  This is the first year that the Cochon Heritage BBQ event is being held in Louisville.

Each chef is tasked with cooking different dishes that highlight the best use of an entire pig.  The winner receives $1500 to donate to a charity or farm of their choosing.

Contestant and Decca Executive Chef Annie Pettry provided a behind-the-scenes look:  "Here is the loin that is tied up from the pig, some of the belly, shoulder, here we've got leg, ham and hocks, skin here, scraped fat off of, and fat we've rendered down into lard."

Cochon is a national event that takes place in 17 major markets.  Its programs have supported responsible farming across the country with $500,000 going directly to farmers.

The BBQ competition is at the 21C hotel on Sunday.  General admission tickets cost $125 a person.

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