Indigenous Foodways

Have you ever thought about a career in the Indigenous culinary field?

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Mādahòkì Farm is delighted to announce the launch of its Indigenous Foodways training program. Part of the farm’s Indigenous Skills & Training Program, this 2 month paid culinary training program will provide Indigenous participants with employable skills and help rebuild the Indigenous tourism economy in a culturally appropriate way following the damage of COVID-19.

Aimed at participants who want to work in Indigenous food services and help grow the tremendous potential of this market, the program will provide training in planting and harvesting traditional foods, essential kitchen skills, traditional food preparation and production, business management and customer service.

Our first program ran for 8 weeks starting in August 2022. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming sessions in 2023.

Participants in this program will:

  • Be introduced to the planting, harvesting, foraging and production of traditional foods including making jams, canning, drying, smoking process
  • Learn the history of Indigenous plants and how to incorporate them in everyday foods
  • Prepare exciting meals and food products from our new commercial kitchen
  • Learn from farmers, chefs and traditional knowledge keepers
  • Participate in cultural programming such as the Equine Assisted Learning
  • with our rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses.
  • Receive recognized certifications for first aid, food safety etc
  • Prepare for and manage Farmers Market booths to present and sell products.

Prospective students will be required to:

  • Submit a Letter of Intent* as to why you should be accepted into this exciting “Indigenous Foodways” training program
  • Submit a current resume

Students will be provided with a weekly living allowance and transportation costs. All training will take place at Mādahòkì Farm, 4420 West Hunt Club Rd.

*If you have any allergies to food, such as strawberries, bees, etc. please indicate in your Letter of Intent.