Wild Feast is a gathering of indigenous knowledge holders, wild foragers and talented chefs that seek to explore the cuisine and ingredients of the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. We are gathering traditional knowledge and ingredients – developing new and inventive recipes based on respect, folklore and guidance from community Elders and talented traditional chefs of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, Gitxsan and Haida peoples.
We are documenting the wild plants, fish, mammals, seaweeds, shellfish, birds, mushrooms, amphibians, and insects used in traditional food preparation. We gather together on traditional lands, in the wilderness, on the ocean and in our test kitchen to learn and experiment with new versions of ancient cuisine.
We are attempting to improve the fair trade between First Nations and local restaurants by providing wild produce to chefs that embrace and appreciate the indigenous and wild source of these ingredients.