The Blend Blog

Q&A: Buffalo is Rising Above and Beyond the Call of Duty | Part 2

Christa and her team at Nickel City Chef, have been working effortlessly to promote these great Buffalo restaurants and chefs. Why did you want to participate in the Blended Burger Project™ “The Blended Burger Project™ presents participating chefs with the challenge of blending mushrooms into a ground meat product, but the result can produce a […]

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Q&A: Buffalo is Rising Above and Beyond the Call of Duty | Part 1

Nickel City Chef, owned by Christa Glennie Seychew, a passionate Buffalonian and advocate for independent restaurants and family farms, has asked thirteen of the Buffalo’s most talented chefs to create their take on a blended burger as part of the Blended Burger Project™! To further promote these independent restaurants, Nickel City Chef is also running […]

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Q&A: Chef Clark Barlowe, Heirloom Restaurant

Where did you start your career? I began my culinary career in my hometown of Lenoir, N.C., where my family, which can be traced back seven generations, was a constant source of inspiration for traditional Southern cooking techniques and ingredients. While attending culinary school in Charlotte, I worked for legendary Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli at […]

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Q&A: Chef Amy LaBelle, The Bistro at LaBelle

Where did you start your career? I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember as a young child, with my family. I thoroughly enjoy entertaining and when I embarked on my career as Owner and Winemaker, at LaBelle Winery (The Bistro at LaBelle), cooking with wine and pairing food with wine became a […]

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