America’s cult outdoor culinary festival, Heritage Fire by Cochon555, returns to Newport, RI at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina on August 24, 2019 with an all-star cast of chefs who will take guests on a journey of whole animal cookery over live-fire grills. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, and lamb, alongside responsibly-raised fish, squab, rabbit, duck, chicken and locally grown heirloom vegetables.

Heritage Fire Newport will showcase over 20 notable chefs each grilling heritage-breed animals en plein air, inspired by global food cultures, against the stunning backdrop of Newport Harbor. A preview of participating chefs include: Jason Bernier, Melanie Dulude and Melqui Corleto of Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina (Newport, RI),Cody Brown of Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT), Andy Teixeira of Newport Vineyards (Middletown, RI), Mark Bryson of Binge BBQ (Newport, RI), Jonathon Kirk of The Fat Pig PVD (Providence, RI), Judd and Kate Foster of South of Heaven BBQ (Carrollton, GA), Tatiana Rosana of Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel (Boston, MA), Alexander Willis of Sarto Restaurant (Providence, RI), Nate Singer of Carter Country Meats (Boulder, CO), William Myska of Ore Nells BBQ (Kittery, ME), Dan Hall of Perro Salado (Newport, RI), Edward Bolus of Mill’s Tavern (Providence, RI), David Robinson of Formaggio Kitchen South End (Boston, MA), and Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina of Bar ‘Cino (Newport, RI) to name a few. Running in tandem is our beverage competition to complement the whole-animal tilt;Punch Kings presented by El Tesoro Tequila, a whole bottle, large-format spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge. A preview of Punch Kings competitors include: Zach Pierce of Perro Salado, Michael Ford of 22 Bowens, and Melissa Meier of Bar ‘Cino.

Every event is a fundraiser for Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank — a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire and disease).

Events like Heritage Fire help foster relationships between local farms and emerging chefs who are committed to serving guests flavorful food from real farmers. By shining a gastronomic spotlight on the hard-working people who are raising heritage-breed animals, the wood-fired feast will feature more than 30 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps working in concert to create luxurious moments that educate the mind. Tickets start at $150 for an all-inclusive afternoon feast, to purchase tickets, visit