Nickel City Chef – Battle Bread

Kevin Telaak

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.

New kitchen project in Buffalo

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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

 

FREE GE Monogram appliances!

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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

Buffalo Kitchen Projects on HOUZZ

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We are excited to offer a new way for you to view our Buffalo and Western New York kitchen projects on HOUZZ

http://ktelaak.houzz.com/

The traditional full version is still available at the link below:

http://www.houzz.com/pro/ktelaak/artisan-kitchens-and-baths

About Houzz

Houzz started with a house.

When founders Adi and Alon remodeled their home, they started the way these projects often do: with a tall stack of magazines and referrals for home professionals from people they knew. But after those piles of torn out pages failed to make their dream a reality, they felt stuck. There had to be a better way.

So they built Houzz. A place to browse and save beautiful home photos. A place to find the right design and construction professionals. A place to connect with others who have been there too. Houzz started as a side project but has become a community of more than 20 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals—across the country and around the world.

Whether you are starting a complete kitchen remodel or just looking for the perfect bedside table, the Houzz community of homeowners and professionals is here to help. And when you are ready to start your project, Houzz is the best way to get inspired, discover products and to find and collaborate with the perfect architect, designer or contractor.

 

Promotion on Medallion Kitchen and Bath Cabinets

Kevin Telaak

Artisan Kitchens and Baths is offering a limited time promotion on Medallion Cabinets from August 19th – September 2, 2014.

5% off of Medallion Gold and Silverline with a 10 cabinet minimum purchase.  Includes kitchen cabinets and bath cabinets.

Dacor Wall Ovens – Did You Know?

Kevin Telaak
  • When we only had 24 and 27 inch wall ovens….did you know that Dacor built the very first 30 inch wall oven ever designed for home use? 
  • Did you know that Dacor built the very first wall oven with rear heat AND a rear convection fan system? 1987 (our Pure Convection)
  • Did you know that Dacor revolutionized how wall ovens and ranges cooled themselves externally and prolonged the life of our computers by designing a “reverse airflow cooling system” Drawing air towards the wall oven when in use and circulating it around the chassis, doors, windows, handles….this is used on all Dacor wall ovens, all dual fuel and electric ranges.  It runs any time the oven is above 200f and shuts off when the oven temp drops below 300 when you cancel the cycle.  The first of its kind in 1987 that is now copied by many other manufacturers. 
  • All Dacor ovens and our dual fuel and electric ranges use a four part convection system that completely eliminates the need for two fans, multiple fan speeds and fans that oscillate.  Consisting of a single speed fan running relatively slowly (for better control) a gentle 2200 watt heating element, a rigid air baffle to precisely control air movement and a stainless steel filter that traps vapor and eliminated flavor / odor transfer when convection is in use. The more airflow you have, the more you need to control, the more you have to control, the more likely you will have hot and cold spots within the oven cell. With convection airflow, more is not always better.

Nickel City Chef – Competition 3 of Season 5 at Artisan Kitchens and Baths

Kevin Telaak

Nickel City Chef, a Feed Your Soul production, is an exciting and popular cooking competition, but it is so much more than that too.

Nickel City Chef offered up the third competition on this year’s schedule at Artisan Kitchens and Baths, 200 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY 14207 on March 24th with a battle featuring De Maas Amber Ale from Community Beer Works. CBW is Buffalo’s only nanobrewery and in less than a year of competition has garnered national awards and recognition. Most recently they took second place in a well-regarded national IPA challenge, a feat previously unheard of for a brewery so small.

Challenging Chef Carmelo Raimondi of Carmelo’s in Lewiston, took on Nickel City Chef Brian Mietus, owner and executive chef of downtown’s well-appointed Bacchus. Judges for the day included Ivy Knight, Toronto food writer and Editor-in-Chief of the lauded Swallow, Chef James Roberts of Park Country Club (winner of Nickel City Chef’s 2011 Battle: Beer), and Chef Chris Dorsaneo of Lloyd, a winner from 2012’s Nickel City Chef series.

As always, the show took place at the stunning interactive showroom of Artisan Kitchens & Baths where the chefs are able to work on Viking and Jenn-Air appliances. Nickel City chef is hosted by Bert Gambini and Chef Mike Andrzejewski. Photography by Wabi Sabi Foto. Video by Brian Mihok.

Here is the URL for this episode: http://youtu.be/fLjYCkPHIe8

Next on the roster is the 24th installment of the show, which takes place on April 14th and features Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz versus Chef Edward Forster of Mike A’s in the Hotel Lafayette.

Nickel City Chef’s fifth season sold out in less than a day. Feed Your Soul, the production company behind the series, seeks to showcase the culinary talent, in the field and the kitchen, that exists here in WNY.

This season is sponsored by Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Wegmans, Cutco, Artisan Kitchens & Baths, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, D’Avolio, Healthy Options from Independent Health Foundation, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, You & Who, BuffaloIndustryNight.com, and fine appliance companies, Viking, Fisher & Paykel, DCS, and Sub Zero/Wolf.

“Nickel City Chef: Buffalo’s Finest Chefs & Ingredients” features over 32 recipes, farm profiles, chef bios, and competition insights from the hit show’s first three seasons. Plus each book holds a DVD featuring video from a selection of challenges and the film “Food for Change.” 

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