The mission of Come Dine with Me – WNY is to showcase Buffalo and Western New York independent restaurants and teach viewer’s at home how to prepare the same signature dishes that are served in these great restaurants. The program is hosted by restaurateur Russell Salvatore and is co-hosted by Jan Ferington.
Come Dine with Me – WNY airs Sunday mornings on the ABC affiliate, Channel 7 at 11:30am.
The mission of “Come Dine with Me — WNY!” is twofold. First, its goal is to promote local restaurants and encourage viewers to choose those establishments when dining out. Second, it is to share recipes and techniques with viewers to improve their at-home dining experience.
Our show features three local celebrity chefs; Marco Sciortino (Marco’s), Krista Van Wagner (Curly’s) and Art Christy (Frontier Catering). Each chef has an engaging personality that easily wins over our television audience and each chef is qualified and comfortable working side by side with other local chefs from some of the areas finest restaurants.
Western New York is home to more great restaurants at the best value for the dollar, than any other part of the country. “Come Dine with Me — WNY” is a real opportunity to promote the area by capitalizing on that unique strength.
Each episode showcases local restaurants and highlights recipes and techniques in the show’s studio kitchen located at Artisan Kitchen’s and Baths. Central to each episode is our “Kitchen Invasion” segment in which our celebrity chefs invade a different residence each week. The homeowners then get to prepare dinner alongside our celebrity chefs.