Indigenous Culinary Workshop- Basket Weaving into Foraging w/Sandra Racine & Stéphane Levac – IN PERSON
Master basket weaver Sandra Racine of the Elsipogtog First Nation leads the first part of this intriguing workshop guiding guests in making Mi’kmaw Baskets by hand. Then Nova Scotia-based Chef Stéphane Levac (Ojibwa) leads a two hour foraging expedition as we explore traditional foodways culminating in a tasting in situ of hand foraged foods.
Ticket Price: $80.00 in-person only (includes workshop, foraging expedition and food samples; baskets available for purchase)
Sponsored by: Russell Hendrix, Windsor Home Furniture & Bosch Canada
Sandra is from Elsiogtog First Nation which is located near Rexton, N.B. She comes from a large family of Mi’kmaq people who are fluent speakers of their traditional language. She has always been interested in crafts and drawing, but always admired basketry, bead work and quills. She graduated from New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in the Aboriginal Visual Arts Program in 2014. After completing the program, she gained a deeper perspective and an understanding of the process. Her main focus is on ash basketry using natural materials and traditional techniques.
Nova Scotia forager and Indigenous chef Stéphane Levac made a name for himself having operated his own catering business, Frais Catering, in the Annapolis Valley with his partner Sarah Morrison. Since then, he has worked in the kitchen at Studio East in Halifax under Chef Ray Bear, and has also been the kitchen supervisor at Just Us! Coffee Roasters. Most recently, he has appeared on Season 9 of Top Chef Canada and was also the Chef at the very popular drink and eatery, Maritime Express Cider Company. Today, he is the Chef at Oak Island Resort. @fraiscaterer
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