November 20, 2018


White Bear Lake, MN – Celebrated chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman will visit Century College on Tuesday, November 27, 1-3pm for a lecture, book signing, and a catered tasting menu from his James Beard Award-Winning Cook Book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen.

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley, awarded the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award in the Best American Cookbook category, was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPPROXX, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others. According to Sean Brock, James Beard Award winner, author of Heritage, and executive chef at Husk in Charleston, South Carolina, “Sean Sherman is doing some of the most important culinary work in America. In The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, he takes a forward-thinking approach to indigenous cuisine, bringing his culture into the light to share with the rest of the world.”

Sherman’s visit to Century will include a 1:00 p.m. Lecture and Q&A, followed by a book signing and light refreshments–catered by Sean’s, Sioux Chef team, free and open to the public.

Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the US and World for the last 30 years. His main culinary focus has been on the revitalization and awareness of indigenous foods systems in a modern culinary context. Sean has studied on his own extensively to determine the foundations of these food systems which include the knowledge of Native American farming techniques, wild food usage and harvesting, land stewardship, salt and sugar making, hunting and fishing, food preservation, Native American migrational histories, elemental cooking techniques, and Native culture and history in general to gain a full understanding of bringing back a sense of Native American cuisine to today’s world.

In 2014, he opened the business titled The Sioux Chef as a caterer and food educator to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. In 2015 in partnership with the Little Earth Community of United Tribes in Minneapolis, he also helped to design and open the Tatanka Truck food truck, which features pre-contact foods of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. Chef Sean and his vision of modern indigenous foods have been featured in numerous articles and radio shows, along with dinners at the James Beard House in Manhattan and Milan, along with teaching and sharing his knowledge to gatherings and crowds at Yale, the Culinary Institute of America, the United Nations, and many more.

The Sioux Chef team continues with their mission statement to help educate and make indigenous foods more accessible to as many communities as possible. They are “a team of Anishinaabe, Mdewakanton Dakota, Navajo, Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota, Wahpeton-Sisseton Dakota” They bring an array of expertise as “chefs, ethnobotanists, food preservationists, adventurers, foragers, caterers, event planners, artists, musicians, food truckers and food lovers,” all “committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine and in the process we are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.”



About Century College

Century College is a two-year community and technical college located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota offering 141 degrees, diplomas, and certificates. As one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota, Century College serves over 21,000 credit and non-credit students every year.