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Join us for Nickel City Chef’s 10th and final season!

Nickel City Chef is a series of live cooking challenges that pits local professional chefs against one another in the stunning kitchens located at Artisan Kitchens & Baths. Chefs use a locally sourced secret ingredient to create unforgettable concoctions as a sold-out crowd looks on. Now in its tenth and final season, Nickel City Chef has always sought to combine the entertainment value of food television with a distinct passion for all things local, and the end result is an event as exciting as it is educational.

Since its inception, Nickel City Chef has produced over forty sold-out competitions, published a popular cookbook, and prepared dinner at New York City’s esteemed James Beard House. Nickel City Chef has turned Western New York chefs into local celebrities, promoted the importance of the buy local/eat local culture, and underlined Buffalo’s status as a place where ambitious cooking is not just recognized, but celebrated.

Over time, the Nickel City Chef team has seen Buffalo’s culinary landscape change radically. Always bolstered by independent restaurants and hardworking chefs, the new normal in Buffalo’s dining scene means that local food, artisanal ingredients, and chefs willing to make everything they can from scratch have become the standard.

WNY is home to over 7,500 farms, nearly 2,000 restaurants, producers of handmade value-added foodstuffs, and dozens of wine-, beer-, and spirit-makers. Buffalo deserves to recognized, not just for our potential, our sports teams, or our chicken wings, but for our ability to transform our unique edible resources into something better than expected.

Visit Nickel City Chef’s YouTube Channel or Facebook page for updates.