Chef / Television Host / Entrepreneur / Author
Since the beginning of his 20-year culinary career, Chef and TV personality Nick Rabar has maintained a true passion for classic American cuisine receiving numerous accolades from diners and critics alike. Influenced by the pastoral surroundings of his childhood in New York's Hudson Valley, Nick has long been inspired by fresh, local, ingredients. His signature style of progressive American comfort food has been the driving force behind his debut restaurant - Avenue N American Kitchen. Prior to founding Avenue N, Nick attended the Culinary Institute of America and perfected his craft in some of the finest kitchens in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Host of the Emmy nominated lifestyle & cooking show Nick Rabar - Chef 2 Go and author of The Cold Side of the Grill, Nick has been blessed with numerous awards including Best and Brightest Chef’s in the US by Spirit Magazine and the two-time recipient of the Chef of the Year Award by the Rhode Island Hospitality Association. In 2012 he opened The Pantry, a small market featuring hundreds of locally grown and produced products as well as hand crafted prepared foods. Nick and his team have numerous projects on deck including web based ordering, organic sauce lines and future restaurant concepts.