Chef Nick Anderer
Nick Anderer is the Founding Chef of Martina, Union Square Hospitality Group’s Roman-inspired pizzeria in the East Village of New York. As an Art History major at Columbia University (class of ‘99), Nick spent an influential year abroad in Rome, where he was incredibly inspired by the food culture of the city. After cooking for several years in New York after college, Nick returned to Italy to cook throughout kitchens in Rome and Milan, learning more about the cuisine and traditions of the country.
When he returned to New York City, Nick was hired at Gramercy Tavern, where he worked under Tom Colicchio and Mike Anthony. There he helped reinvigorate Gramercy Tavern's pasta program, while developing a deep and lasting respect for vegetables and the farmers who grew them. He went on to open Maialino, a Roman-style trattoria in Gramercy Park, in 2009 and Marta, a Roman-style pizzeria and grill, in 2014. He was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a Best Chef: New York City semifinalist in 2014 and 2015.