Vancouver World Chef Exchange - Indigenous Canada Series - Joseph Shawana

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  • January 28, 2022
  • 7 - 1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5
  • $175.00 All Inclusive
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    • Presented By: Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
    • Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
    • January 28, 2022
    • 5:00 PM & 8:00 (sold out) PM
    • $175.00 All Inclusive

    The Vancouver World Chef Exchange is back!

    Join Salmon N' Bannock's all-Indigenous team in welcoming Odawa, Wiikwemkoong Chef Joseph Shawana from Toronto.

    Indigenous Canada Dinner Series - Odawa, Wiikwemkoong
    Presented by Salmon n' Bannock

    With support from Destination Vancouver, Indigenous Tourism British Columbia, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, Indigenous World Winery and The Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

    Our 6th annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange! We’ve reached out to our friends in the culinary community and have invited them to Vancouver. The result? Canada's Indigenous culinary best join us for a series of delicious dinners inspired by traditions, by the land, and by the sea.

    Joseph's Menu

    • Cold Smoked Salmon Tartare with torched pine nuts, dried berries, puffed wild rice pemmican
    • Evergreen Sorbet with beetroot candied dust
    • Pine Ash Crusted Venison Loin, with candied beets, roates root vegetables
    • Sweetgrass Creme Brulee and Candy Cap Mushroom ice cream.


    All Inclusive – includes multi-course indigenous dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. No minors. No refunds or exchanges. Due to the nature of this event, please note that dietary restrictions or substitutions cannot be accommodated.

    About Chef Joseph Shawana

    Acclaimed Chef Joseph Shawana is Odawa, part of the Three Fires Confederacy. Born and raised in Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Joseph was brought up knowing that food is life. Starting in the kitchen at the early age of 13, he learned from his mother, who had learned from hers, and quickly fell in love with authentic indigenous cuisine and the way it brings people together.

    His classical French training and Odawa heritage combine to create authentic, Indigenous cuisine executed with world-class culinary technique; full of flavour and never compromising quality over quantity.

    Currently, a professor at Ontario’s Centennial College, Joseph is committed to furthering culinary education in all communities and providing hands-on experience to Indigenous youth by inviting them to work alongside chefs and learn valuable industry applications for sustained development.

    Leading the way with Indigenous Foodways, Chef Joseph has furthered his knowledge by paving the way for Indigenous youth to break through systemic barriers.

    As the force behind the high-end Indigenous restaurant, Kūkŭm Kitchen, which won the ‘Best World Cuisine” award in 2019, he was acclaimed for his unique experiments with traditional Indigenous ingredients, many of them wild, including fir tips, sweet-grass, and seal.

    Chef Shawana is currently the chair of ICAN, the Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations. Under his leadership and guidance, ICAN is dedicated to breaking barriers and sharing Indigenous food, culinary and cultural experiences from across Canada with the world.

    He was named on the list of Top Ten Chefs of Ontario and has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and Food & Wine, to name a few. He is also in great company on Air Canada’s top 20 restaurants in Canada for 2019 and is a sought-after voice on the emergence of Indigenous culinary around the globe.

    About the Salmon n' Bannock Team, Vancouver

    Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro is Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant. They specialize in wild fish, free-range game meat, and of course bannock, freshly baked daily. They use traditional ingredients that are prepared and presented in a modern way. 

    Our current staff proudly represent the following First Nations: Squamish, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Long Plain, Muscoday, St’at’lmc Nation, Nuxalk, Ojibway, Ts’msyen, Nuu chah nulth

    Hy ch' qa! Thank you!


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