The Province: Aboriginal Top Chef Leads Culinary Program

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VANCOUVER — A group of at-risk students are learning how to cook traditional aboriginal cuisine, thanks to a new culinary arts program being led by chef Andrew George Jr., reports Vancouver’s Province newspaper.

The 28-week program, runs at the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community centre in North Vancouver, is designed to help youth stay in school and make good career choices, but that’s not its only purpose.

“I’m trying to teach them to learn how to prepare, cook and promote aboriginal cuisine. Food is heavily connected to our culture — it is the respect for the land,” George told The Province.

The Red-Seal certified chef previously worked at the Fairmont Château Whistler Hotel and the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver and has authored the cookbook A Feast for All Seasons. He participated in the World Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany in 1992 on the Native Canadian Haute Cuisine Team.

For the complete story, visit theprovince.com.

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