Green Dirt Farm is proud to announce a special, one-of-a-kind Farm Table Dinner with Chef Nicholas Goellner of The Antler Room!! This unique dining adventure will take place at The Antler Room and will serve as the official kick-off of our 2017 Dinner Series.
Nick attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City. After travelling, working and learning throughout the Mediterranean for four months on The World cruise ship, Nick went back to NYC to work for French chef Alain Allegretti. After a year, he got called by a friend from culinary school to help him run the historic restaurant, Robert Morris Inn on the Chesapeake Bay. After the season was finished, Nick was curious as to what was happening in the culinary scene in Kansas City. At The Rieger, he quickly moved up the ranks to sous chef and learned the in’s and out’s of the local food scene.
Nick and Leslie are full of wanderlust and were not ready to settle down in Kansas City after becoming engaged. San Francisco was set to be their home for the next two years. Falling in love with the food and produce, Nick went to work for one Michelin star restaurant Boulevard. He moved from lunch to dinner services with ease and earned a spot on management in this very successful and competitive environment. While watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, they discussed the prospects of Nick doing an internship at Noma in Copenhagen.
Several months of applications went by and he was accepted to the internship program at the highest rated restaurant in the world. The couple traveled to Denmark in April 2015. While Leslie was traveling the world and formulating a business plan for their future restaurant, Nick was experiencing and learning more than he ever thought possible. Working impossible hours and being pushed to the limits, he moved through every section in the restaurant, finally reaching his goal of test kitchen intern. He made close connections with highly trained chefs from all over the world. They left Europe wide eyed and ready to take on their next adventure together.
That next adventure took shape as the couple opened The Antler Room in 2016. It is an exciting and wonderful additional to Kansas City’s burgeoning culinary scene.
Every so often we come across a chef we know for certain we need to work with; Nick Goellner is one of those chefs! He is the epitome of dedication, passion, and talent. We are thrilled to partner with Nick and Leslie in bringing one of our Farm Table Dinners to Kansas City for the first time ever. This five-course meal featuring our grass fed lamb and sheep’s milk cheese is destined to be an experience you will be reminiscing about for years to come!!