Chef Freddie J. Bitsoie Event
Join us for a culinary voyage and celebration of Native American Heritage.
Celebrated for his modernization of Native American cuisine, Chef Freddie’s journey began amidst the landscapes of Utah and extended through Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountains and California. Initially exploring cultural anthropology at the University of New Mexico, a discourse with an archaeology professor led him to the culinary arts. He pursued mastery at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona, and soon became a distinguished figure on the Food Network and at the Mitsitam Native Foods Café within the Smithsonian. Author of “New Native Kitchen” and a contributor to indigenous culinary education, Chef Bitsoie’s passion is evident in every dish.
From Oct. 30th through Nov. 5th, the Centre Film Festival will be hosting an Indigenous Peoples Heritage track, presenting a curated selection of films that elucidate the diverse experiences and narratives of indigenous communities. For further details and ticket purchases for the film festival, kindly visit the festival website at centrefilm.org.
On Monday, November. 6th in Foster Auditorium-, Paterno 102, Bitsoie will give a talk inspired by his published cookbook “New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian” highlighting the history and significant contributions of Native Americans to global cuisine.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, The centerpiece of the celebration will unfold with an ingenious theme meal hosted by Penn State Housing and Food Services in the East Food District this event embodies a culinary voyage orchestrated by Chef Bitsoie, guiding attendees through a gastronomic exploration of modern Native American cuisine.