MINNEAPOLIS—Award-winning chef Sean Sherman has added a few more job titles — educator, retailer, nonprofit executive — with his newest venture: Indigenous Food Lab (IFL).  

Sherman, co-founder of the James Beard awarded Owamni restaurant, opened the first IFL in Minneapolis’s Midtown Global Food Market last week to a curious crowd. It’s a multifaceted facility operated by the nonprofit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NĀTIFS), which Sherman started to address the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. …

June 2023

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