Chef de Cuisine Ben Hammond of Cochon - New Orleans, LA

930 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675 ‎
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am–10pm; Sat 5:30–10pm; Sun Closed

Cochon is a restaurant that defines an era of American cooking. It’s chefs’ food of the porcine-worshipping, farm-to-table adhering, technique-driven, and wholly honest variety. 2003 New Orleans Rising Star Chef Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski opened Cochon is 2006, right after Hurricane Katrina and just before the national economy sent chefs and diners soul searching for comfort food. The world was in dire need of Link’s ham hock. And while you won’t find tablecloths or cushy seats at Cochon, you can order simply dressed and fried oysters that will make your eyes roll back and country ham so sumptuous and salty, Ibérico better watch its back. And six years after opening, Cochon is an institution and breeding ground for the newest generation of top NOLA chefs, including 2012 Rising Star Chef Ben Hammond, whose specials and seasonal touches continue to keep Cochon both relevant and inspiring.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Smoked Ham Hock, Faro, Ham Hock Consommé, Pickled Squash, and Bitter Greens
  • Sautéed Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Black-eyed Peas, Brussels Sprouts, Crushed Herbs, and Whipped Goat Feta

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