Minnesota Daily: Redefining local, indigenous cuisine in Minnesota and beyond

By Maddy Folstein
Minnesota Daily

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Sean Sherman)The Sioux Chef is a Twin Cities-based culinary group that focuses on reviving precolonial Native American food. Since opening in 2014, The Sioux Chef’s message has taken the form of a catering business, food education nonprofit, cookbook and upcoming restaurant. 

Sean Sherman, the founder of The Sioux Chef, grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He had worked as an executive chef for a few years when he came up with the idea that would later become The Sioux Chef. 

“I just kind of had this epiphany of realizing that I had been studying all these different cultures… but I didn’t understand my own heritage… It was so obvious all of a sudden,” Sherman said. 

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