Nicky USA Announces Chef Match Ups for 15th Annual Wild About Game Cooking Competition on October 11th


Portland, Ore. (September 9, 2015) – Some of the region’s most talented chefs will cook in this year’s Wild About Game, presented by Nicky USA, when chefs from Portland and Seattle will compete in four game meat-based categories. The chefs will prepare Nicky Farms proteins, and a panel of esteemed judges and attendees will decide the winner. Everybody wins when this lineup of heavy-hitters serves up knockout dishes. Wild About Game is the Pacific Northwest’s meatiest culinary event, which also includes a tasting extravaganza in the Jacobsen Salt Artisan Marketplace, where the region’s favorite small-batch producers sample their products: artisan salts, cheeses, chocolates, ice cream, spirits, wine, beer, Nicky USA specialty meats, and more.


  • Johanna Ware (Smallwares, Portland) vs. Poncharee “PK” Kounpungchart & Wiley Frank (Little Uncle, Seattle), preparing Nicky Farms Water Buffalo.
  • Carlo Lamagna (Clyde Common, Portland) vs. Brian McCracken & Dana Tough (Spur Gastropub, Seattle) cooking Nicky Farms Rabbit.
  • Andrew Mace (Le Pigeon, Portland) vs. Stuart Lane (Spinasse, Seattle) cooking Nicky Farms Quail.


11:30am – 4:00pm, Sunday October 11, 2015


Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave. Welches, Oregon


Tickets are $65 per person in advance, and $75 at the door, available for purchase at:
About Nicky USA
Founded in 1990, Nicky USA is the Northwest’s leading butcher and purveyor of specialty game and high quality meat. The Portland-based company has forged relationships with local and international ranchers, as well as James Beard Award-winning chefs in an effort to make game a mainstay of specialty markets and fine restaurants. Nicky USA recently developed a specialty line of products under their Nicky Farms brand, featuring Northwest raised rabbit, quail, elk, fallow venison, goose, water buffalo, and American bison. With the recent purchase of their very own 35.9-acre farm in Aurora, Ore., owner Geoff Latham is now able to raise game for Nicky USA and host friends and customers. The company has built one of the nation’s only mobile processing units (MPU) for the sustainable and humane processing of animals, specially designed to process both poultry and hooved animals, making it the only USDA-compliant unit of its kind allowing complete control of the process from field to table. Aside from selling specialty game and high quality meat, Nicky USA hosts Wild About Game, an annual head-to-head cooking competition and the meatiest culinary celebration in the Northwest, celebrating high quality meat and specialty game. Nicky USA expanded in 2013 with a second location in Seattle. Orders for either location can be made by calling 1.800.469.4162. For more information, visit Follow @NickyUSA on Twitter and Facebook, and @Nicky.USA on Instagram, as well as #NickyFarms on all channels. To learn more about Nicky USA and Nicky Farms, view the 25th anniversary video here.