Nickel City Chef: Van Wagner vs. Mercado
This show features Nickel City Chef Krista Van Wagner of Curly's versus Challenging Chef Frank Mercado of M&T's Executive Dining Room. It takes place on Sunday, February 19th, 2012.
Feed Your Soul is proud to present Western New York with a fourth season of Nickel City Chef, a fun and exciting culinary competition featuring some of our region's top chefs and best farmers.
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 culinary 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 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 dinner menu.
Nickel City Chef takes place in one of the city's best kept secrets, a fully restored turn-of-the-century warehouse on Buffalo's West Side (home to Artisan Kitchens & Baths). Outfitted with two competition-worthy top-of-the-line kitchens, this unique setting is the ideal location for guests to enjoy light snacks and drinks while experiencing this popular cooking competition first hand.
Guest judges and local food professionals determine which chef has prepared the most technically perfect, creative, and delicious cuisine. As a member of the audience, you'll even have a say by voting for your favorite!
Your ability to immerse yourself in the competition is enhanced by the 12 flat panel televisions that hang throughout the location, providing live close-ups of both kitchen work spaces.
We hope that you will join us during Nickel City Chef, Season Four!
Children under 16 will not be admitted. IDs will be checked at the door in order to verify that anyone being served at the bar is of age.
Nickel City Chef is possible, in part, due to the generous support of our sponsors: Wegmans, Cutco, D'Avolio, GE Monogram, SubZero/Wolf, Jenn Air, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, Independent Health, and the Buffalo chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Support is also provided by our partners, Artisan Kitchens & Baths, Buffalo Spree magazine, and Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops.
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. Nickel City Chef is only one of Feed Your Soul's projects, visit EatLocalBuffalo.com for more information.
Note: Seating is general admission. Doors open at 2:30. Tickets are non-refundable but fully transferable.
Artisan Kitchens & Baths (View)
200 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|