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Chef Wayne Nish's unique culinary vision was formed during his years growing up in New York City.

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He inherited his love of cooking from his Maltese mother, grandmother and aunt, and his love of the exotic from his Japanese-Norwegian father. Nish didn't start his professional life with cooking and becoming a chef in mind. In college, he studied journalism and architecture and didn't begin "a new life in the world of food" until he left other successful career endeavors. Nish's stunning career as chef, restaurateur and food expert has spanned the last 18 years.

Wayne Nish, chef/co-owner of March and his partner, Joseph Scalice, opened their acclaimed NYC Cuisine restaurant in an elegant turn-of-the-century townhouse in August 1990. During the eleven years of its impressive history, Nish and Scalice have transformed March, located on a quiet corner of Sutton Place, into one of Manhattan's premier destination restaurants.

There are all the right reasons for the continued success of March, paramount among them being Nish's philosophy about what he is doing in the kitchen and his great respect for cultural and historical influences on the art of cooking. Nish is a chef who thinks long and hard about ingredients and the food he wants to share with his restaurant guests. He says, "My food has always been a product of my love affair with New York City – its people, its ethnic neighborhoods, its marketplace offering the diversity of New York’s delectable wares. I am proud to be creating recipes that are reflective of NYC Cuisine."

Prior to opening March, Nish was the Executive Chef at the legendary La Colombe d'Or. It was here that his culinary talents along with his lack of previous direct reference about the characteristics of French Provincial cooking co-served as the catalyst for him to create his own unique interpretation of this cuisine. Within four months as chef, Nish's innovative cooking at La Colombe d'Or garnered the restaurant a three star review in The New York Times, catapulting Nish from an unknown chef to a major culinary star. Nish observes, "It was a good example of a chef who was asked to work with a theme that he was not familiar with, to take certain ingredients and traditions, and then let instinct take over from there."

During the year before his work at La Colombe d'Or, Nish accepted an opportunity to work as a private chef for a New York socialite. This unique experience afforded him a venue to experiment in his own kitchen — a place where he could enjoy the artistic freedom which he still values so highly at March. This was in 1987, after he had held the position of Associate Chef at Barry Wine's then new, The Casual Quilted Giraffe.

At The Casual Quilted Giraffe, Nish was in the forefront of the transition from French Nouvelle to a truly original American cuisine. His culinary talent and skills were honed and, he drew inspiration from the no-holds-barred fever in Barry Wine's kitchen. Previously, Nish had worked with Wine as an apprentice at the famed The Quilted Giraffe after he trained at the New York Restaurant School.

March and its collaborative team, Nish and Scalice, have been recognized by international, national, local and trade publications. Among them are: Bon Appétit; The New York Times; GQ; House & Garden; Time Asia; Nation's Restaurant News; The Wine Spectator; Victoria; Gula (Brazil); Fine Cooking; New York Newsday; Santé; Diversion; Food Arts; New York Magazine; InNew York; Forbes; The New Yorker and others.

In addition, Nish co-authored and photographed Simple Menus for the Bento Box which

was published by William Morrow in 1998. This innovative cookbook has been favorably reviewed by major newspapers nationwide.

Nish has participated in culinary events and given cooking demonstrations all over the world from Brazil to England and Scotland to Texas and Colorado and Florida. He's made numerous television and radio appearances: WNBC-TV; The Food Network; Manhattan Cable Television; WNYC Radio "New York & Company;" NY1 News; WBBR-AM, WCBS "The Tony Tantillo Show."

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Chef Wayne Nish's unique culinary vision was formed during his years growing up in New York City.

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He inherited his love of cooking from his Maltese mother, grandmother and aunt, and his love of the exotic from his Japanese-Norwegian father. Nish didn't start his professional life with cooking and becoming a chef in mind. In college, he studied journalism and architecture and didn't begin "a new life in the world of food" until he left other successful career endeavors. Nish's stunning career as chef, restaurateur and food expert has spanned the last 18 years.

Wayne Nish, chef/co-owner of March and his partner, Joseph Scalice, opened their acclaimed NYC Cuisine restaurant in an elegant turn-of-the-century townhouse in August 1990. During the eleven years of its impressive history, Nish and Scalice have transformed March, located on a quiet corner of Sutton Place, into one of Manhattan's premier destination restaurants.

There are all the right reasons for the continued success of March, paramount among them being Nish's philosophy about what he is doing in the kitchen and his great respect for cultural and historical influences on the art of cooking. Nish is a chef who thinks long and hard about ingredients and the food he wants to share with his restaurant guests. He says, "My food has always been a product of my love affair with New York City – its people, its ethnic neighborhoods, its marketplace offering the diversity of New York’s delectable wares. I am proud to be creating recipes that are reflective of NYC Cuisine."

Prior to opening March, Nish was the Executive Chef at the legendary La Colombe d'Or. It was here that his culinary talents along with his lack of previous direct reference about the characteristics of French Provincial cooking co-served as the catalyst for him to create his own unique interpretation of this cuisine. Within four months as chef, Nish's innovative cooking at La Colombe d'Or garnered the restaurant a three star review in The New York Times, catapulting Nish from an unknown chef to a major culinary star. Nish observes, "It was a good example of a chef who was asked to work with a theme that he was not familiar with, to take certain ingredients and traditions, and then let instinct take over from there."

During the year before his work at La Colombe d'Or, Nish accepted an opportunity to work as a private chef for a New York socialite. This unique experience afforded him a venue to experiment in his own kitchen — a place where he could enjoy the artistic freedom which he still values so highly at March. This was in 1987, after he had held the position of Associate Chef at Barry Wine's then new, The Casual Quilted Giraffe.

At The Casual Quilted Giraffe, Nish was in the forefront of the transition from French Nouvelle to a truly original American cuisine. His culinary talent and skills were honed and, he drew inspiration from the no-holds-barred fever in Barry Wine's kitchen. Previously, Nish had worked with Wine as an apprentice at the famed The Quilted Giraffe after he trained at the New York Restaurant School.

March and its collaborative team, Nish and Scalice, have been recognized by international, national, local and trade publications. Among them are: Bon Appétit; The New York Times; GQ; House & Garden; Time Asia; Nation's Restaurant News; The Wine Spectator; Victoria; Gula (Brazil); Fine Cooking; New York Newsday; Santé; Diversion; Food Arts; New York Magazine; InNew York; Forbes; The New Yorker and others.

In addition, Nish co-authored and photographed Simple Menus for the Bento Box which

was published by William Morrow in 1998. This innovative cookbook has been favorably reviewed by major newspapers nationwide.

Nish has participated in culinary events and given cooking demonstrations all over the world from Brazil to England and Scotland to Texas and Colorado and Florida. He's made numerous television and radio appearances: WNBC-TV; The Food Network; Manhattan Cable Television; WNYC Radio "New York & Company;" NY1 News; WBBR-AM, WCBS "The Tony Tantillo Show."

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  • How to book Wayne Nish?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wayne Nish for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Wayne Nish, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Wayne Nish or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Wayne Nish?

    Booking fees for Wayne Nish, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wayne Nish, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wayne Nish?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wayne Nish for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wayne Nish for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wayne Nish or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wayne Nish or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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