The Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition is excited to announce "Celebrating Indigenous Women Chefs". This first-of-its-kind webinar series highlights the culinary expertise of Indigenous women through seven LIVE cooking demonstrations. Join us each month as the featured guest chefs share their skills, knowledge, wisdom, and recipes.
Chef Tawnya Brant is a Mohawk nation chef helping to revitalize the foods of the Haudenosaunee confederacy. She has been working in the food industry for over 26 years. After becoming a mother she switched her focus to the foods of her people and childhood. Tawnya works closely with her mother at Mohawk Seedkeepers Garden and having been brought up with traditional foods she has always brought passion to her dishes through culture. It took 20 years to marry those 2 concepts being a chef and our traditional foods but when she did it started Yawékon Foods in 2014. A catering company serving more traditional foods to the community. With its overwhelming popularity, she knew it had to grow! The result is Yawékon by Chef Tawnya Brant! A 1st of its kind daily Haudenosaunee food offering on her home territory of Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. Yawékon opened its door this past fall offering small-batch cooking and new menus daily. Yawékon is proud to offer menus and service in the Mohawk language. Tawnya is looking forward to expanding her company again in the very near future. You can find out more about Chef Tawnya's food journey through her YouTube Facebook and Instagram pages @cheftawnyabrant also follow the restaurant on Instagram @yawékon_ cheftawnyabrant.com
June 2021 featured Chef Tawnya Brant will provide a culinary demonstration. Guest Chef Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo) will join Tawnya in a conversation on cuisine and culture.