Native Food-preneurs Cooking Demonstrations brings together some of the most influential and cutting-edge Indigenous chefs in the United States and Canada. Each week, a featured chef will guide us through one of their favorite dishes that emphasizes the variety of regional native foods and using food preparation techniques that range from those practiced for millennia to those that utilize state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. After each recipe demonstration video, the chefs will join us live to answer your questions about their kitchen experiences and the latest updates in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement.
This series is sponsored by the Justice, Equality, and Community Initiative at Davidson College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We will livestream on Mondays at 4 pm EDT from May 18th through June 29th. Watch the livestreams and the archived demonstrations on our website.
Order of Chef Dates:
May 18: Yazzie the Chef (Diné)
June 1: Chef Vincent Medina (Muwekma Ohlone) and Chef Louis Terevino (Rumsen Ohlone): Cafe Ohlone
June 8: Chef Elena Terry (Ho-Chunk Nation)
June 15: Chef Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma)
June 22: Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
June 29: Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Nation)