JAMUL, CA – Jamul Casino will welcome James Beard Award winning Chef Sean Sherman, founder and CEO of the company The Sioux Chef, for a one-of-a-kind culinary event Saturday, Nov. 19 on The Rooftop. Internationally renowned for advancing Indigenous cuisine, Chef Sherman will guide guests through a three-course, curated meal, exclusively prepared for the evening. By partnering with Chef Sherman, Jamul Casino continues to elevate and expand its culinary offerings and experiences.
Chef Sherman of the Oglala Lakota Tribe has been delighting palates across the globe for the last three decades as a caterer, educator, cookbook author, and restaurant owner. Sherman has extensively studied Native American farming techniques, wild food usage and harvesting, land stewardship, salt and sugar making, hunting, fishing, food preservation, Native American migration histories, and elemental cooking techniques to revitalize and bring awareness to indigenous foods in a contemporary context. Sherman has shared his knowledge at Yale, the Culinary Institute of America, and the United Nations. He has won numerous awards, including the 2018 James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook, the 2019 James Beard Leadership Award, and the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in June 2022.
“Chef Sean Sherman is an absolute visionary with an extraordinary talent,” said Mary Cheeks, President and General Manager of Jamul Casino. “We are so honored to welcome him and offer San Diego the opportunity to be a part of his mission to revive indigenous foods and ancestral knowledge in today’s world.”
With its emphasis on maintaining an exceptional culinary program, Jamul Casino and its restaurants have received a variety of “San Diego’s Best” honors from The San Diego Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll, and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five years running. In addition to its in-house talent, Jamul Casino regularly welcomes celebrity chefs such as Sam the Cooking Guy, Jeremiah Tower, and Alex Guarnaschelli, to offer guests unique culinary experiences.