Nickel City Firing Line: Match One
**Tickets will be available at the door. Cash only, please.**
This live, three-part series bears some resemblance to the popular Food Network show "Chopped," but features a slightly different format appropriate for a live audience.
Firing Line will take place at Artisan Kitchens & Baths, the home of Nickel City Chef and one of the Buffalo's best kept secrets. This fully restored turn-of-the-century stove factory is located on the city's west side. Outfitted with three competition-worthy kitchens, Artisan is the ideal location for guests to experience this one-of-a-kind live cooking competition first hand.
The audience will watch as professional culinary contenders vie for the season's title of Firing Line Champion. They will also enjoy snacks from Sample catering, and access to a cash bar.
Guest judges and local food professionals will determine which chef prepares the most technically perfect, creative, and delicious dishes. Even the audience will have a say by voting for their favorite chef!
November 7th, Match One
Chef Jason Lamotte - Global Spectrum/The Conference & Event Center, Niagara Falls
Chef Christopher "Teddy" Bryant - Lloyd
Chef James Gerkhe - Mike A at Hotel Lafayette
There are two rounds in Match One.
In the first round of the challenge, three WNY chefs will have twenty minutes to complete an appetizer course for our panel of judges. This appetizer must reflect their culinary point of view and personality. Since most of these chefs cook under other chefs in professional kitchens, this round is an important part of the competition, giving each chef a chance to demonstrate their skills and personality to an audience and panel of judges who are otherwise unfamiliar with their food. At the end of this round, the chef with the lowest score will be fired!
In the second round, the two remaining chefs will have forty-five minutes to complete an entree course using mandatory mystery basket ingredients and a basic pantry. This is a completely blind challenge where chefs won't have any knowledge of the items they will be asked to cook with. Again the challengers will place their dishes before our judges.
Only one chef will emerge the winner and be given the privilege of competing in the Nickel City Firing Line Finale on December 2nd.
*Please bring your ID
*This event is recommended for people age 16 and older
*NO refunds are available, however tickets are fully transferable.
*Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early. Doors will open at 5:30.
Artisan Kitchens & Baths (View)
200 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|