Nickel City Chef XI: TODAY (Sunday 6/6)

6 Jun

Nickel City Chef X was a few weeks ago, where Chef Dino DeBell of Coles, soon to be of Blue Monk Gastropub, challenged Nickel City Chef J.J. Richert of Torches. The secret ingredient was wine, and both chefs brought their A game:


The next Nickel City Chef battle will take place on Sunday, 6/6/2010  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Artisan Kitchens & Baths on Amherst Street in Buffalo, where Nickel City Chef Paul Jenkins of the highly-acclaimed Tempo is challenged by Chef Jim Guarino, the owner and Executive Chef of one of Buffalo’s most well-regarded restaurants, Shango Bistro & Wine Bar.

The series is hosted by WBFO’s Bert Gambini.  The event will be catered by Sample Restaurant – they catered the last one I judged, and their spread was absolutely incredible.  Also notable is the fact that there are now remote cameras and roaming cameramen enabling the audience to get real-time views of the chefs working in the kitchen – an innovation that has vastly improved the audience experience.

Tickets for this competition and the rest of the series can be purchased online by visiting  It’s a great way to celebrate local chefs, local food producers, and spend a Sunday afternoon.

2 Responses to “Nickel City Chef XI: TODAY (Sunday 6/6)”

  1. Chris Smith June 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    I’ll stop by for some unnecessarily deconstructed and tiny food items from Sample.

    • Alan Bedenko June 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

      Chris Smith hates…,

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