Tony Hanslits

Tony Hanslits

Chef Tony is the founder and owner along with his wife Rosa of Nicole Taylor’s Pasta Market and Back Room Eatery. Tony has resided as Executive Chef over Indianapolis' finest restaurant kitchens such as 14 West, Malibu on Maryland, Peter's Restaurant, Something Different/SNAX Restaurant, Hilton on the Circle, and Woodland Country Club. He was also the Executive Chef and Co-owner of Tavola di Tosa Italian Restaurant and Tosa EuroCafe, located in the Indy neighborhood of Broad Ripple.

A 1979 graduate of Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute in Providence, Rhode Island, Chef Tony and his recipes have appeared in numerous publications. He's won numerous culinary competitions including the 2002 Pork Association Taste of Elegance. He was runner-up in the first annual "Iron Chef Competition" to benefit Second Helpings. And Tony was a finalist in the 2004 Italian Cooking and Living Magazine competition held in New York. His small private dinners at Nicole Taylor’s are legendary.