The deadline for applying as a challenging chef to the 2017 season of Nickel City Chef is December 1, 2016.

Applications are open to chefs and sous chefs working for locally-owned restaurants, clubs, and catering companies located within Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Monroe, and Livingston counties.

Please download the application here: Nickel City Chef 2017 application.

Any and all questions can be directed to

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