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Chef Brave Heart is a natural in front of a camera. She has appeared at TEDx, Good Morning America, and two more exciting releases in the next few months.

Chef Brave Heart is a sought-after speaker on Indigenous history and food sovereignty, and talks passionately about food as medicine. Her print credits include The New York Times, and her storytelling charisma is widely known.

One of her guests commented her food is "edible art," and you only need to follow her on social media to see this is true.

Chef Brave Heart maintains a private dining room in Rapid City, South Dakota that is known for spectacular culinary experiences. Her food is infused with a love for her culture, and she has developed a modern take on traditional recipes. She is active in Indian Country designing hands-on cooking programs for Native youth, and was awarded the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award from her home reservation.


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Expertise & Themes

  1. "Preserving Lakota Culinary Traditions: From Past to Present"

    In this engaging and informative talk, Chef Brave Heart will share her journey in preserving and reviving the traditional culinary practices of the Lakota people. She will discuss the importance of food as a cultural heritage and explore the ways in which traditional ingredients, cooking techniques, and recipes have been passed down through generations. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the rich culinary traditions of the Lakota tribe and how they can be incorporated into contemporary cooking.

  2. "Empowering Women: Nurturing Resilience in the Kitchen"

    Join Chef Brave Heart as she shares her inspiring story of how she overcame challenges and built a successful culinary career while raising a family. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, she will discuss the unique strengths and resilience that Lakota women bring to their roles as leaders, mothers, and entrepreneurs. This talk will inspire and empower women to pursue their passions and create a harmonious balance between their personal and professional lives.

  3. "Cultural Entrepreneurship: Paving a Path for Indigenous Culinary Ventures"

    In this thought-provoking presentation, our Chef Brave Heart entrepreneurship expert, will delve into the world of cultural entrepreneurship. She will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by indigenous individuals highlighting the importance of preserving cultural identity while building successful businesses. Attendees will gain insights into the process of creating innovative culturally based ventures that honor traditions, support local communities, and foster cultural exchange.

  4. "Food as Medicine: Nourishing Body, Mind, and Spirit"

    Chef Brave Heart as she delves into the profound connection between food and holistic well-being. Drawing from Lakota traditions and her own culinary expertise, she will discuss the concept of food as medicine, emphasizing the importance of incorporating nourishing ingredients and mindful cooking practices into our daily lives. This talk will empower attendees to make informed choices about their diet, embracing the transformative power of food for overall health and wellness.

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