Video: Nickel City Chef 2015, Ep. 01
Nickel City Chef, now in its seventh season, completed its first episode of the 2015 season on Sunday, February 22. See the video below.
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 short video segments detailing the day's competition.
Battle Celery Root and Rutabaga, featuring fine crops from Promised Land CSA at Oles Family Farm took place on Feb. 22, 2015. Nickel City Chef Jennifer Boye of the Mansion on Delaware Avenue and her sous chef, Dan Borelli, took on Challenger Mike Thill, sous chef of The Black Sheep, and his sous for the day, Chef Steven Gedra, also of The Black Sheep.
Judges included Donnie Burtless of BuffaloEats.org, Chef Kevin Gilmour of Toronto's Fat Pasha, and Jonathan Oakes of Leonard Oakes Winery.
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 (Toutant).