Cooking With Friends

In 2010 Nick introduced celebrity chefs from across the United States to his national series. Each chef shared one or more easy-to-make recipes with his viewing audience.

Nick's Friends

Daniel Bortnick - Firefly, Washington DC

Firefly’s executive chef, Danny Bortnick, is no stranger to the DC Metro area. Born and raised in Maryland, chef Bortnick is dedicated to supporting the region’s bounty... Read More

Green Eggs and Ham

Chef Michael Cimarusti - Providence, Los Angeles

Michael Cimarusti's passion and curiosity for food was ignited at an early age by his grandmother, Jo Cimarusti...Read More

Alaskan Halibut with Yukon Gold Potato

Neal Fraser - Grace Restaurant, Los Angeles

Neal Fraser began his culinary career in Los Angeles at the age of 20, working as a line cook at Eureka Brewery and Restaurant, one of Wolfgang Puck's earliest restaurants... Read More

Grilled Fillet of Beef with Farro, Haricots Verts, Italian Sausage and Red Wine Sauce

Michael Hillyer - The Capital Grille, Seattle

Chef Hillyer, the former Executive Chef of The Capital Grille, in Seattle draws inspiration from Pacific Northwest ingredients to create unique dishes... Read More

Lobster and Crab Burger with Tartar Sauce and Corn Relish

Laurent Manrique

Chef Laurent Manrique has learned, combining simplicity with challenge walks a tightrope between passion for one's craft and a desire to constantly seek new opportunities... Read More

Hamachi with Grapefruit-Basil Salad

Walter Pisano - Tulio, Seattle

For Chef Walter Pisano, running an Italian restaurant was preordained. As the son of a New York restaurateur, the business runs in his blood... Read More

Truffle-Salted Wild Salmon and Bitter Greens Salad

Kent Rathbun - Abacus, Dallas

After rising rapidly through the ranks of some of the world’s finest restaurants, Kent Rathbun continues to demonstrate his culinary skills... Read More

Jasper’s Tomato, Grilled Asparagus and Blue Cheese Salad with Grilled Chicken

Heather Terhune - Atwood Cafe, Chicago

Executive Chef Heather Terhune has been messing and cleaning up kitchens since she was a young girl... Read More

Grilled Arctic Char with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, Jicama Salad and Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Elise Wiggins - Panzano's, Denver

Panzano's Executive Chef Elise Wiggins knew she wanted to be a chef from an early age, even if she wasn't sure exactly what that meant... Read More

Palisade Peach Salad with Crispy Prosciutto-Crusted Goat Cheese Balls and Hazelnut-Mint Vinaigrette

Patricia Williams - District, New York

Patricia Williams is the new chef at District, chef Sam DeMarco's former perch adjacent to The Muse Hotel... Read More

Clafouti

Nick's Videos

With each episode of Cooking With Friends, Nick also includes a delightful recipe of his own:

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