2023 Chefs and
Food Ways Participants
We are excited and honored to announce the Indigenous Chefs and Food Way Demonstrators for our 2023 Indigenous Culinary Experience. We are thankful to Bleu Adams Chef and Director of IndieHub who is curating and working with our chef line-up this year. We welcome Chef Denella Belin representing the Dine and Tohono O’odham Nations, Chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty of the Navajo Nation, James Beard Nominee Chef Jaren Bates Dine, Chef Roxanne Wilson of Emerson Frybread, Pastry Chef Reina Cruz with Spirit Mountain Coffee, the Hualapai Community, and Native Health Arizona. In addition we welcome back Fashion Designer Joan Miles-Long R.R. Raid with her models and a new collection on sustainable Native Fashion.
ARIZONA INDIGENOUS CULINARY EXPERIENCE 2022
On Saturday November 18, 2023, The Arizona American Indian Festival delivers a unique Arizona Native Experience in a cocktail format setting, with contemporary Native Arts/Artists including exquisite Native Chef tasting stations featuring traditional and fusion foods and cocktails. The award-winning venue “Western Spirit” Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is host to this one of a kind and only in Scottsdale event.
This curated evening will reflect the rich tapestry of Native Arizona with its history, foods, music, people, and cultures. The event brings together many Native communities with traditional and contemporary elements that highlight and celebrate the beauty and important contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples to Arizona culture.
Traditional and Contemporary Native Arts, arts and craft demonstrations, a silent auction and live performances are scheduled throughout the evening.
Foodies, culture enthusiasts, and Arizona lovers won’t want to miss this chance to explore the tastes, sights and highlights from our Native Arizona communities presented in a format that engages and elevates the rich living tapestry of our first peoples’ heritage. Pair this with cooking demos from local, indigenous and contemporary chefs and a vibrant, rich elevated arts program and you have a sensational multi-sensory and “Only in Arizona” experience!