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Six Nations chef competes for title of Top Chef

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Rich Francis, Gwich'in and
Haudenosaunee from the N.W.T., owns and operates a culinary business on the Six
Nations reserve. He is one of 14 competitors in Top Chef Canada, which kicked
off its fourth season in March exclusively on Food Network Canada. Francis
cooks with ingredients that are indigenous to Canada. “The vastness of
Aboriginal food on Turtle Island is huge...let's be honest, in the past it's
been pretty boring,” Francis told CBC News. John Brunton, executive producer,
Insight Production Company Ltd., calls this season the “most extreme season
yet.” A nation-wide search was conducted in order to find this year’s
competitors, which, for the first time ever comprises an even split between men
and women.