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Herstory Luncheon: Influential Womxn at the Table

Pyet DeSpain

Pyet DeSpain is an award winning and global private chef. She is the first winner of Gordon Ramsay's new groundbreaking TV show, Next Level Chef, on Fox. In 2021, Pyet was named Top 25 best private chefs in Los Angeles by Entrepreneur Magazine. Her life's work is dedicated to Indigenous Fusion Cuisine, where she combines the food of her heritage - both Native American and Mexican. Pyet's passion is to uplift indigenous culture and traditions via storytelling, traveling, and cooking. Pyet is short for her inherited Native American name Pyetwetmokwe. She is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe.

(Source: Pyet's Plate)

Menu item: Three Sisters Salad (vegan)

We chose Three Sisters Salad because they beautifully represent the link between nature, community, and our health. Corn, beans, and squash were some of the first domesticated crops and they grow together harmoniously, as the cornstalks provide height for the beans to climb while squash grows low to the ground and protects the soil from evaporation and weeds. Please enjoy this important Indigenous staple meal!