Tonight, renowned Native American chef Sean Sherman is in Bozeman to speak, and Wednesday night, he will host a fundraising event called "Dinner with The Sioux Chef."

Sean is the founder, CEO, and co-owner of the company The Sioux Chef, which is catering and food business that centers around Native American cuisine.

Sherman, who is Oglala Lakota, was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is internationally renowned in the culinary movement of indigenous foods. Sherman has been focused on the revitalization and evolution of indigenous foods systems throughout North America and has worked to gain a better understanding of how to bring back Native American cuisine to today’s world.

The Sioux Chef, will deliver a talk tonight (April 10th) Native American cuisines in today’s world. It will be at 7 p.m. in the MSU Strand Union Building Ballrooms. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Sherman will sign copies of his new book, “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen,” immediately following the lecture.

Wednesday night (April 11), Sherman will host a fundraising event, “Dinner with The Sioux Chef.” The dinner, which Sherman will prepare with MSU and Gallatin College MSU culinary students and MSU culinary arts staff, is a fundraiser for Montana ProStart, a two-year program that develops culinary, leadership and food service skills in high school students.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in MSU’s Hannon Hall, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Dishes for the event will include stewed rabbit with sunchokes, dandelions and dried strawberries; roasted yucca puree with watercress, smoked trout and rose hips; cedar-braised bison with turnips, huckleberries and corn shoots; and sunflower and amaranth tarts with local apples, mint and squash. A cash wine and beer bar will be provided by Plonk.

Tickets for the lecture are $10. Tickets for the fundraising dinner are $100 for an individual, $175 for a couple or $720 for a table for 9. Tickets for both the lecture and dinner are available at the MSU Ask Us Desk in the Strand Union Building, at the Bobcat Ticket Office in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse or online at


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