2016 will mark the eighth season of Nickel City Chef, the Buffalo/Niagara region’s premiere cooking competition.
Described by many as Buffalo’s own version of Iron Chef, Nickel City Chef is as much about Western New York as it is about cooking and entertainment. We are privileged to live in an area with a rich history enhanced by hearty ethnic foods, a wildly varied agricultural bounty, and one of America’s greatest contributions to casual cuisine—the chicken wing.
While edible icons are as important to Buffalo as professional sports teams and world-class architecture, in culinary terms, they are not all that we have to offer. Nickel City Chef exposes the populace to our area’s talented chefs, providing them with an opportunity to showcase dishes that may be too daring or complicated to warrant a permanent position on a restaurant’s dinner menu.
After seven sold out seasons, we are excited to announce the dates for Nickel City Chef 2016. Participating chefs will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dates for the 2016 season of Nickel City Chef are as follows:
Sunday, February 21st
Sunday, March 6th
Sunday, March 13th
Sunday, April 3rd
Individual tickets to shows scheduled for 2016 will go on sale January 1st at noon.
Story: The kitchen is the core of this home, belonging to a family who loves to cook. The house is adorned with characteristics of the early 1940’s including a flagstone foyer, original woodwork and trim as well as leaded windows. Finding the right mix of classic and current was important, especially in maintaining an open concept plan. The end result was kitchen that seamlessly joined a family room ultimately creating a space for everyday family life.
Style: a modern take on a classic style. The space is home to warm tones, clean, linear elements and professional appliances.
Materials: The kitchen features painted white Kemper cabinets, high end appliances including Miele and Sub Zero, Cambria quartz countertops and Daltile product backsplash.
Challenges: This project had its own set of unique challenges. There were vast differences in ceiling heights, large HVAC ducts and pipes to be hidden and entrances to the garage to be observed and maintained. The large central column housing the refrigerator, bookshelves and pantries is actually constructed to hide a chase and other various pipes. It was the unique mix of aesthetics and practical install that made the kitchen such a great space.
Artisan Kitchens and Baths is announcing our new hours for July and August 2015.
Mon, Fri and Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues, Wed, Thur: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sundays By Appointment.
Please join us kick-off this summer by showing you the very best in summer entertaining products. We will be cooking on the Big Green Egg & Weber Grills and letting you taste the results!!
This is the perfect opportunity to purchase one for yourself!!!!!
Also May is Tupperware’s Birthday! You will be able to check out the latest in BPA free outdoor entertainment serving pieces as well as Tupperware favorites for purchase!
Feel free to pass this invite to anyone looking to own one of these fine products for their home. This IS the best time to buy!
Described by many as Buffalo’s own version of Iron Chef, Nickel City Chef is as much about Western New York as it is about cooking and entertainment. We are privileged to live in an area with a rich history enhanced by hearty ethnic foods and one of America’s greatest contributions to casual cuisine—the chicken wing.
While these edible icons are as important to Buffalo as professional sports teams and world-class architecture, in culinary terms, they are not all that we have to offer. Nickel City Chef is designed to expose our area’s talented chefs, providing them with an arena in which to showcase dishes that may be too daring or complicated to warrant a permanent position on a restaurant’s dinner menu.
This year, Feed Your Soul Productions has teamed up with Buffalo’s Highwatermark Films to again produce shortvideo segments detailing the day’s competition.Battle Milk, featuring whole white milk and whole chocolate milk from Hoover Dairy in Sanborn, NY, took place on March 22, 2015. Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz of Craving Restaurant and his sous chef, Patrick Chmura, took on Challenger Bryan Mecozzi of Black Iron Bystro, and his sous chef Steven Ceccarelli.
Judges included Chuck Cerankosky, co-owner of Rochester’s Good Luck and Cure restaurants, chef Mark Mistriner of Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, and Jill Gedra Forster, owner of Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile.
The show was held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths in Buffalo, NY and hosted by Bert Gambini, chef Mike Andrzjewski (Seabar, Tappo, Cantina Loco, and Bourbon & Butter), and special guest, chef James Roberts, CEC of Toutant.
Many thanks to our sponsors, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Lexington Co-operative Market, Artisan Kitchens & Baths, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, H2Gro, Leonard Oakes Winery, Buffalo chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and Independent Health’s Healthy Options.
Nickel City Chef is a Feed Your Soul Production. Feed Your Soul is owned and operated by Christa Glennie Seychew.
Inside the Revolutionary Speed Queen® Front Load Washer
With a combination of durability and technology never before seen in a front load washer, Speed Queen will change the way you think about washing machines. Featuring Dynamic Balancing Technology, a revolutionary innovation that uses sensing and algorithms to virtually eliminate noise and vibration, the Speed Queen front load washer delivers less residual moisture in your clothes, faster cycles, faster dry times and operation so silent, you’ll want to check to make sure it’s still running. Not only that, it also leads the market in washability. Patent-pending baffles and ideal tumble rhythms combine to perfectly lift laundry and cascade water throughout the entire load, delivering the best possible clean. And with durability designed to last 25 years in your home and the industry’s best warranty to back it up, the Speed Queen front load washer is everything you never knew it could be.
Nickel City Chef Battle Bread, featuring pain rustique, traditional French baguette, Grain Up! sourdough, and vollkornbrot from Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora, NY, took place on March 8, 2015. Nickel City Chef Brian Mietus of Bacchus Restaurant and his sous chef, Soichiro Kimura, took on Challenger Dustin Murphy of Tabree, and his sous chef Adrian Bylewski.
Judges included Izabela Wojcik
, Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation
, chef Brad Rowell
of Elm Street Bakery
, and chef Corey Kley
of Rue Franklin
, a winner from season six.
The show was held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths in Buffalo, NY and hosted by Bert Gambini, Chef Mike Andrzjewski (Seabar, Tappo, Cantina Loco, and Bourbon & Butter), and special guest, chef Adam Goetz of Craving.
Our new showroom display is complete featuring Medallion Cabinetry with Viking and Sub Zero appliances. All are live for you to test-drive! Countertops by Dekton and Cambria with plumbing fixtures by Blanco.
Brian Meier of Artisan Kitchens and Baths recently completed this project with Kevin Lambe of KJL ventures.
This kitchen features cabinets by Kemper – Whitman with white paint and Whitman Alder in Havana finish. Ceaserstone countertops and Whirlpool appliances. www.artisankitchensandbaths.com
Get your choice of free GE Monogram appliances—with a value of up to $3,698—with your qualifying purchase.*
Buy one GE Monogram professional range or one wall oven and cooktop combination and receive your choice of one of the following eligible items for free: Advantium® above-the-cooktop oven, hood insert, wine reserve, beverage center or 18″ or 24″ dishwasher.
Buy a built-in refrigerator in addition to the professional range or one wall oven and cooktop combination and choose another eligible item for free: Advantium above-the-cooktop oven, hood insert, wine reserve, beverage center or 18″ or 24″ dishwasher.
Total savings valued up to $3,698.
Offer valid January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015. Visit Artisan Kitchens and Baths for details. www.artisankitchensandbaths.com