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Summer Update!


Hello The Sioux Chef Kickstarter Backers! 

We have had quite a spring and are fully immersed in the wildness that summer in Minneapolis becomes. Our catering operation is running strong with our small team, and we will take on a few more team members soon to help grow the operation even more. 

Since we are focusing so much on the search for the restaurant, we plan to let go of the Tatanka Truck for now. That's not to say that we won't revive it once we have a bigger team. 

We have found a few buildings that might work for us, which is super exciting. We are working on financing now and building a company that can sustain a culinary training center. In order to do that, we are founding a non-profit to support the additional infrastructure, curriculum, scholarships, tribal outreach, etc... This non-profit is called Nā and we are working on getting all the paperwork buttoned up as soon as we can to move forward in tandem with the restaurant build. 

One more thing, we have been working so hard on getting the cookbook ready to launch, and we have a major milestone. An advance copy of the book! The publish date is October 10 which will include several public events. We'll announce them to you when we get them, and make sure you know what's happening with the signing tour! 

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Thanks to everyone for your patience and support. We appreciate it more than you can possibly imagine. 

For more weekly updates, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as we do post there regularly. 


Dana Thompson and Sean Sherman

Co-owners of The Sioux Chef 

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    1. ProfessorPlum on

      I love to see the book is coming along nicely. How many pages will it be? What are the sections? What are some titillating components for us to look forward to in the book?