Sean Sherman

Chef SEAN SHERMAN is the Founder/CEO The Sioux Chef and the co-founder of the nonprofit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS). Chef Sean, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the U.S. and Mexico over the past 30 years, and has become renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of indigenous foods. His main focus has been on the revitalization and evolution of indigenous foods systems throughout North America. Chef Sean has studied on his own extensively to determine the foundations of these food systems to gain a full understanding of bringing back a sense of Native American cuisine to today’s world.

Sean’s first book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen was awarded the James Beard medal for Best American Cookbook for 2018 and was chosen one of the top ten cookbooks of 2017 by the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle as well as the Smithsonian Magazine. This year, Chef Sean was selected as a Bush Fellow, as well as receiving the 2019 Leadership Award by the James Beard Foundation.