Chef Tawnya Brant

Chef Tawnya Brant

Team Leader for Team Indigenous Chef Tawnya “Katsítsyo” Brant grew up and resides on Six Nations in Ontario. She began her culinary career as a girl learning the recipes of the Mohawk Nation in the Longhouse kitchen. Tawnya attended Sir Sanford Fleming College...
Chef Matthew Deaton

Chef Matthew Deaton

Team Leader for Whole Hog Team For Matthew, the journey to becoming a professional pitmaster and chef is rooted in a passion for food instilled in him by his Mother’s cooking from scratch and his exposure to many regional styles in his travels as a child in a military...
Chef John Haney

Chef John Haney

Team Leader for Whole Hog Team Longtime Pitmaster, John Haney is the owner of Alveron BBQ Company as well as Fabricator of some of the best whole hog cookers around at Alveron Custom Cookers. John takes center stage with our Whole Hog Team who will be cooking our...
Chef Bryan Kyzar

Chef Bryan Kyzar

Team Leader for Kill Team My name is Bryan Kyzar. I was born in southern Louisiana. I am a father, a carpenter, and teacher. I believe that as a society we have distanced ourselves from the things most important. Once a necessity to prepare a community for the winter,...
Chef Blair Machado

Chef Blair Machado

Team Leader for Team Goat Blair Machado is the owner of Farmstead Co., a sustainable butcher and farm consultant company in Charleston, South Carolina. Chef Machado has extensive resumes in kitchens throughout Charleston and Virginia as a master butcher and Chef. Most...
Chef Dave McClusky

Chef Dave McClusky

Team Leader for Ring Leader Mohawk Chef Dave Smoke McCluskey is the owner of Local Pop Catering: A Local Chefs Collective, ring leader of #cornmafia, budding author and Indigenous Foods Educator with more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. Dave promotes the...