CHEF sean Sherman, The sioux chef
Chef Sean Sherman is the founder of the company The Sioux Chef. An Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, Sherman has dedicated his career to renewing awareness of indigenous food systems in a modern culinary context. His book, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," won a 2018 James Beard Foundation American Cookbook Award.
Sean has extensively studied the foundations of indigenous food systems, including Native American farming techniques, wild food usage and harvesting, land stewardship, hunting and fishing, food preservation, Native American migrational histories, elemental cooking techniques, and Native culture and history to gain a full understanding of how to bring back a sense of Native American cuisine to today’s world.
A culture without food is a lost culture. I think it’s extremely important to bring back some of this knowledge, this food, and to be able to serve it in a modern context that everyone can appreciate. These flavors speak of the land.
Sherman’s knowledge of wild food usage and harvesting, elemental cooking techniques, and Upper Midwestern food systems make him uniquely suited to teaching about food fireside, and his classes promise to peel back the layers of history in search of flavors with a story to tell.