Shane M. Chartrand

Shane M. Chartrand

Shane Mederic Chartrand, of the Enoch Cree Nation, is at the forefront of the re-emergence of Indigenous cuisine in North America. Raised in central Alberta, where he learned to respect food through raising livestock, hunting, and fishing on his family’s acreage, Chartrand relocated to Edmonton as a young man to pursue culinary training. In 2015, he was invited to participate in the prestigious international chef contingent of Cook It Raw and has since competed on Chopped Canada. He’s also been featured on the Storyhive series Red Chef Revival and was the first Indigenous chef to take top honours at a Gold Medal Plates competition. Named one of Western Living’s 2019 Foodies of the Year, Chartrand is the Executive Chef and GM at the acclaimed SC Restaurant at the River Cree Resort & Casino on Treaty 6 territory in Enoch, Alberta.

Website: shanechartrand.ca
Twitter: @chefchartrand
Instagram: @shanemchartrand

FESTIVAL BOOK

tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine

Born to Cree parents and raised by a Métis father and Mi’kmaw-British mother, Shane M. Chartrand has spent the past 15 years learning about his history, visiting with other First Nations peoples, gathering and sharing knowledge and stories, and creating dishes that combine his diverse interests and express his unique personality. The result is <em>tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine</em>, a gorgeous book that traces Chartrand’s culinary. Containing over 75 recipes along with personal stories, interviews with Chartrand’s culinary influences and family members, and contemporary and archival photographs of his journey, <em>tawâw </em>is part cookbook, part exploration of ingredients and techniques, and part chef’s personal journal.
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<strong>Profiles</strong>
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<li>“Shane Chartrand on Interpreting Indigenous Traditions and Protocols in Culinary Cuisine” — <a href="https://futurecite.com/shane-chartrand-on-interpreting-indigenous-traditions-and-protocols-in-culinary-cuisine/"><em>futurecite.com</em></a></li>
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<strong>Profiles</strong>
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<li>“Shane Chartrand Stars in New Documentary Series About Aboriginal Cuisine” — <a href="https://edmontonjournal.com/life/food/shane-chartrand-stars-in-new-documentary-series-about-aboriginal-cuisine"><em>Edmonton Journal</em></a></li>
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<strong>Videos</strong>
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<li>“Edmonton Chef on a Journey to Rediscover Indigenous Food” — <a href="https://globalnews.ca/video/5238690/edmonton-chef-on-a-journey-to-rediscover-indigenous-food"><em>Global News</em></a></li>
<li>“River Cree: meatballs by Chef Shane Chartrand” — <a href="https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1613138"><em>CTV News</em></a></li>
<li>“Food and the City: Interview with Jennifer Cockrall-King” — <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo7WCfgvPsA"><em>YouTube</em></a></li>
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