Chef Loretta Barret Oden was recognized by the Washington Post in an editorial featuring Native American chefs.
Loretta is the chef consultant at Thirty Nine Restaurant at the First American Museum (FAM), where NMS manages the restaurant, catering, event sales, security, and facilities maintenance.
In the article, Loretta highlights the progress made around authenticity and the vastest of the culture.
“We ain’t all just Indians. We’re not all one and the same.” We don’t all wear feathers. We don’t all say ‘how.’ We don’t all wear turquoise. You hear the flute music and then cue the eagle. We’re not all idyllic and free, thundering across the plains. We’re as varied — culture- and language-wise — as all of Europe.”
Read the full article here.