How to Actually Get Tickets to Nickel City Chef: Season 8

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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on December 30, 2015

There’s a New Nickel City Chef in Town

Nickel City Chef has announced their season 8 schedule. Individual tickets to shows for the 2016 Season will go on sale January 1st at noon at Hurry – they go fast. Season tickets can be purchased here while they last. The trick to actually getting them is pretty simple – be at your computer and ready to buy AT noon on New Year’s Day. #goodluckchuck


What is Nickel City Chef?

Nickel City Chef is a competition between two local chefs where they face off, making 3 courses featuring a secret ingredient – similar to Iron Chef, but Western New York style. One chef represents the Nickel City Chef “team” going up a challenger from select WNY and Buffalo restaurants. The idea is to showcase what the chefs can really do when pushing their culinary talents to the limit while featuring local farm foods.

Members of the audience watch from the floor while enjoying some eats and drinks as the chefs sweat and grind for the Nickel City Chef title. Guest judges determine which chef has prepared the most technically perfect, creative, and delicious cuisine. As a member of the audience, you’ll even have a say by voting for your favorite. A new Nickel City Chef has been named this year – Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez of Jaguar at the Bistro and the soon to open Las Puertas. Below is the Season 8 lineup. If you’re interested in buying tickets, we suggest knowing which show you want tickets to before hand and jumping on them right away, as the entire season usually sells out super quick. Want more info and some inside scoop? Listen to this week’s Grain of Salt Podcast announcing the Nickel City Chef Season 8 Lineup featuring event producer Christa Glennie Seychew and her co-host Donnie Burtless from with Nickel City Chef Edward Forster.

Nickel City Chef Season 8 Schedule:

Show #1

Feb 21st – Nickel City Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez (Las Puertas, Jaguar at the Bistro) vs Chef Dan Borelli (Marble + Rye)

Show #2
March 6 – Nickel City Chef Jennifer Boye (Elm Street Bakery) vs Chaz Bulera of Riverstone Grill in Grand Island
Show #3
March 13 – Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz of CRaVing vs Chef Phil Limina of Tappo 
Show #4
April 3 – Nickel City Chef Edward Forster (Buffalo Proper) vs Chef Mike Andrzejewski  (Bourbon and Butter, Seabar, Cantina Loco, Tappo)


Where is Nickel City Chef:

Nickel City Chef takes place in one of the city’s best kept secrets, a fully restored turn-of-the-century warehouse on Buffalo’s west side called Artisan Kitchen & Baths. Outfitted with two top-of-the-line kitchens and a camera, guests can view the competition live or watch footage shot directly from the kitchens on overhead monitors. This unique set-up is the ideal location for guests to enjoy light snacks and drinks while experiencing this popular cooking competition first hand.
Artisan Kitchen & Baths 
200 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

A few things you need to know:

All tickets are general admission. No seats are reserved.
We do not recommend this event for children.
Each ticket costs $45 and includes snacks.
All tickets are Will Call; ID required.
Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable.

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Written by Homer Enthusiast

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