Monday, February 20, 2006

Canadian First Nation Group Offers Culinary Arts Program

The White Buffalo Spiritual Society is a Canadian First Nation group in Winnipeg, Manitoba that offers a culinary arts programs for members of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and for Canadian aboriginals living in Brandon, Manitoba. The city’s restaurant industry needs experienced kitchen help, especially chefs so White Buffalo has hired a certified chef trained in Switzerland to instruct students. Following training, students may take the Inter-provincial Trade Certification (Red Seal) test. “Once they pass it, they become Red Seal cooks,” said Calvin Pompana from the White Buffalo. “That’s a basic industry standard. We’ll have a Red Seal course likely in the next six months too. We have people eligible now from our first course.” The Canadian First Nation group's culinary arts training has been successful in other First Nations reserves including Split Lake and War Lake.

For information on more cultural arts, see Canadian First Nation Art at Free Spirit Gallery.

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