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Chef Shane M. Chartrand shares tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine


He was told he wasn’t good enough to be a chef, but Shane Chartrand proved his critics wrong by becoming one of the most celebrated chefs in Treaty 6 territory.

The award-winning executive chef at the River Cree Resort & Casino, Chartrand has built his reputation at places like the Hotel McDonald, Sutton Place and Union Bank.

He’s recently teamed up with food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King to co-author the book, tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine. This weekend, Shane and Jennifer will be talking about their book during Lethbridge’s virtual Word On The Street Festival.

CKUA’s Lisa Wilton spoke with Shane and Jennifer about the inspiration behind the book:

tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine is available now.

Jennifer and Shane will share more Saturday September 19th at 1:00pm MT as part of Lethbridge’s Word On the Street Online Festival. Visit the festival website for more information.