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.