Jeff “Grill Boy” Rexinger from Artisan Kitchens & Baths grills pork loin on The Big Green Egg. Produced by Key Video Productions.
Jeff “Grill Boy” Rexinger from Artisan Kitchens & Baths grills pork loin on The Big Green Egg. Produced by Key Video Productions.
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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.”
NEWS CAMERAS, PHOTOJOURNALISTS, AND PRESS WELCOME
Show runs from 6pm-8:15pm on Weds 11/7 at 200 Amherst Street, Buffalo
Feed Your Soul , the Buffalo-based production company behind the hit Nickel City Chef series (soon to enter its fifth year), presents its newest program, Nickel City Firing Line!
Firing Line features cooks and chefs from WNY restaurants, battling it out in front of a live audience in a format not unlike the top-rated Food Network series, “Chopped.”
In this three-part series (including two preliminary matches and one finale), accomplished young chefs will compete to complete several successful dishes under difficult time restraints and utilizing unknown ingredients furnished by local farms and artisan foodmakers.
This event will take place in the stunning loft showroom of the west side’s Artisan Kitchens & Baths. Three competition-worthy kitchens face the audience seating area, suitable for 200 guests. A live camera beams images from the flame and sweat fueled competition kitchens onto flat screen monitors that hang above the audience, providing them with an up close and personal experience from any seat in the house. A cash bar and gourmet snacks are provided.
At each match, a panel of professional judges will select the winner, ultimately giving one young chef the chance to make a name for himself in the increasingly intense and exciting WNY food scene. The winners of each preliminary match will also walk away with Cutco’s popular Galley Set. Cutco, located in Olean, NY is the only company still manufacturing kitchen knives in the United States.
Hosted by Bert Gambini and Buffalo’s favorite chef, Mike Andrzejewski, Firing Line is sure to be a hit, just like its big sister, Nickel City Chef.
Match One takes place on Wednesday, November 7th (link)
This Match is hosted by Bert Gambini, Chef Mike Andrzejewski, with special co-host Chef Adam Goetz (Sample)
Chef Teddy Bryant / Lloyd Christopher Bryant, known to his friends as Teddy, is the sous chef for Lloyd Taco Truck. Prior to that, Bryant earned an Associates Degree from the Culinary Institute of America before working at some of the finest and busiest restaurants in the country. He began with an internship at Le Cirque in New York, before moving to Las Vegas where he worked as a butcher for the Venetian Hotel, as a grill cook for Nobhill in the MGM Grand, and as the sous chef of Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace, to name just a few of the esteemed listings on his resume. A Buffalo-native, Teddy credits his grandfather’s skills in the kitchen with inspiring him to become a chef.
Chef James Gehrke / Mike A at Hotel Lafayette James Gehrke, currently in the kitchen at Mike A at Hotel Lafayette, has earned quite a reputation as a culinary competitor here in Buffalo two-time winner of the annual sous chef competition, held by Nickel City Chef at the Taste of Buffalo every year, and longtime sous chef to Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz, Gehrke may have more hands-on competition experience than all of our Firing Line competitors combined. Completely self-taught, Jimmy credits his abilities to the local chefs he has worked for who have taken the time to impart their knowledge to him.
Chef Jason LaMotte / Global Spectrum and The Conference & Event Center, Niagara Falls Jason LaMotte is executive chef for Global Spectrum, The Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls. He attended Paul Smith’s College, earning an Associates Degree in the Culinary Arts. Born in Western New York, he grew up in New Orleans, eventually becoming an Executive Chef for John Besh restaurants. His culinary style focuses on bold flavors and honest preparations, but his world travels have also influenced his approach. After stints as an executive chef under Gordon Ramsay in London and Eastern Europe, he became the regional executive chef for Hard Rock Cafe in the Czech Republic. LaMotte and his wife Petra have three children.
Match Two takes place on Wednesday, November 14th
Chef Donald Cook / Sample Donald Cook is the executive sous chef at Sample restaurant in Allentown. A graduate from the French Culinary Institute, Cook is a Buffalo native, who has recently returned from cooking in New York for the last five years. Cook, who feels that working clean and remaining professional are keys to his success, has worked at the Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate and as tournant under Chef Nate Appleman at Pulino’s. Cook’s firm belief that using proper technique and process when preparing food is just as important and the taste and quality of the final product.
Chef Daniel Kirby / Seabar Daniel Kirby works as a sous chef at Buffalo’s four star Sea Bar. A western New York native he is a graduate from the ECC Culinary Arts program. His passion for fusing classic and modern techniques might be most evident in his employ at Sea Bar, where his knowledgeable, creative, and even-tempered skill set are put to the test on a daily basis. Influenced by his idols, Eric Ripert and Thomas Keller, Kirby works to insure that his work pays respect to each individual ingredient.
Chef Anthony Petrilli / Park Country Club Anthony Petrilli can currently be found in the kitchen of our region’s most food-forward club, Park Country Club. A graduate of the ECC Culinary Arts program, Petrilli spent three months working in a restaurant on Italy’s Amalfi Coast before returning to the States. An 18-month stint in Toronto working for the lauded Oliver & Bonacini restaurant group taught him to work in an environment of well-executed systems and impeccable professionalism. Ambitious and passionate, Petrilli feels that growing up with a vegetable garden in his backyard taught him that food isn’t just sustenance, it can be divine.
Finale to be held on Sunday, December 2nd, competitors TBA
Feed Your Soul is a company dedicated to developing and executing both private and public events focused on the food and agriculture of Western New York. Feed Your Soul’s events focus on showcasing the bounty that is Western New York’s legacy. Our company was founded on the firm belief that agritourism and culinary tourism should not only be a major aspect of living and traveling in WNY, but are a fundamental component to Buffalo’s renaissance.
Feed Your Soul, WNY’s culinary production company, is proud to present Western New York with Nickel City Chef’s fourth season, a four show series running from Feb. 20 – April 15th
Sunday’s competition features Nickel City Chef Krista Van Wagner of Curly’s versus Challenging Chef Frank Mercado, the Executive Chef of M&T Bank’s Executive Dining Room.
Following on the heels of the release of Nickel City Chef’s top-selling cookbook, tickets for this competition and the rest of the 2012 series sold out in less than 45 minutes.
Press and camera crews are encouraged to attend.Â Please use the contact information above if you have any questions or are in need of hi-resolution photographs.
More information about Nickel City Chef is noted below the biographies of this week’s participants.Â A full Season Four, 2012 schedule and video from past seasons can be found online at www.NickelCityChef.com
Nickel City Chef, Sunday February 19th
This Week’s Chefs were:
This Week’s Judges:
â€¨John Bourdage, of Bourdage Consulting, provides consultation on the improvement of interpersonal relationships through a renewed understanding of service and social skills. As a graduate of Ivor Spencer School for Butler Administration, Bourdage received training in manners, etiquette, food and wines, entertaining, and the fine arts.
Mary Ann Giordanno
â€¨Executive Chef and Season Three Winner, Creekviewâ€”Buffalo, NYâ€¨
Mary Ann Giordanno describes her cuisine as â€œAmerican fusion,â€ drawing from Mediterranean, Italian, European, and Asian influences. With more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, she has been the Executive Chef at Williamsville’s Creekview Restaurant since 1997. As a chef instructor at Auburn Watson Culinary School, Giordanno shares the passion for cooking she learned from a childhood she describes as being â€œsurrounded by food and life in the kitchen.â€
Musician and Host, Buffalo. For Real TVâ€”Buffalo, NYâ€¨
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee Nelson Starr is best known as one of Buffaloâ€™s most influential musicians. Recently, Nelson has turned hisÂ keen acumen toward Buffaloâ€™s food scene,Â bringing celebrityÂ chef and Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain to Buffalo and hosting Buffalo. For Real TV. Starr has dedicated himself to exploring and revealing WNYâ€™s most treasured cultural gems, hidden hangouts, and beloved pastimes, all with a dose of self-deprecatingÂ humor and naive charm.
About Nickel City Chef:
Nickel City Chef pits two chefs against one another in a culinary fete not unlike the popular television show Iron Chef America. At each event, one of our four Nickel City Chefs faces a qualified challenger in a race to complete three technically perfect, innovative dishes featuring the secret ingredient. Because of our dedication to New York, our secret ingredient is always an item that it grown or produced in Western New York.
A panel of qualified judges rates each chefâ€™s offerings using a scoring method that accounts for skill, flavor, appeal and creativity.Â This exciting and unique series takes place inside one of Buffaloâ€™s best kept secrets, a turn-of-the-century warehouse on Buffaloâ€™s emerging West Side. Formerly a wood-Âburning stove company, Artisan Kitchens & Baths is Western New Yorkâ€™s premiere appliance retailer. Its second floor is a loft showroom completely outfitted with side-by-Âside $100,000 competitionâ€‘worthy kitchens.
The 200 attendees at each event watch the battle unfold live while sampling catered snacks.Â The audienceâ€™s ability to enjoy the event is enhanced by the 10 flat screen panel televisions that hang throughout the location providing close-ups of both chefsâ€™ stoves, work spaces and plating areas. Extra points are awarded to the chef that earns the respect of the audience.
Many thanks to the other sponsors: Jenn Air, SubZero, Wolf, GE Monogram, Cutco, Wegmans, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, D’Avolio, Independent Health Foundation/Healthy Options Buffalo, Buffalo Cheese Traders, the Buffalo chapter of the Chaine de Rotisseurs, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, Buffalo Spree and Kemper Cabinets
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