Taste of the NFL Chef Chat: Mike Andzejweski of Buffalo, NY

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In honor of the upcoming Taste of NFL’s Party with a Purpose, get to know the event’s participating chefs. Check back weekly to get to know other Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose chefs from all over the nation!

Chef name: Mike Andzejweski

Restaurant and location: Seabar, Buffalo, NY

Web site: www.SeabarSushi.com

Social media: @ChefMikeA59, https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEABAR/63428902211?ref=hl

What inspired you to take part in the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose? We are involved and committed with the food bank here in Buffalo, so when we had the opportunity to join with the chefs and Taste of the NFL it was a great chance for us to help even more.

Any hints as to what you’ll be dishing up at the party? We will be serving up a Buffalo-inspired sushi roll.

Say you’re hosting a Super Bowl party. What dish do you serve to guests? Something different. Paella perhaps, or a great chowder.

Have you always had a passion for the culinary arts? How did you get your start? I am very fortunate. I knew from a very early age I wanted to cook. I’ve never had another job. I started as a busboy. I was really bad at it. They had to put me in the kitchen so I wouldn’t do any damage.

What do you love most about what you do? Food. I love being in restaurants in general, both working and as a diner.

What are your goals for the coming year? Keep improving and growing.

What food bank are you representing? Food bank of Buffalo, NY

 

And a few fun faves…

Favorite Super Bowl memory: The first time I went to the Taste of the NFL in L.A. the Bills were playing. I met so many great people.

Favorite sports-watching snack: It’s embarrassing, but I love Cheddar Combos ( and pizza).

Favorite cocktail to whip up for Super Bowl guests: Ice-cold Canadian beer is a natural around here.

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