Host, Indigenous Cuisines
Chef Nico Albert Williams (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ Cherokee Nation) is a self-taught chef, caterer and student of traditional indigenous cuisines based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the Founder and Executive Chef of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods, a catering and consulting company specializing in traditional and modern Native American cuisine, Nico works to promote healing and wellness in the Native American community by providing healthy, traditionally inspired catering options and educational events. Her efforts to steadily expand her knowledge of traditional ingredients and techniques continue through research and collaboration with indigenous chefs and traditionalists from all Nations.
Chef Nico’s work has been featured regionally and nationally by Cherokee Nation’s OsiyoTV, National Geographic, Twitch.tv, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Atlas Obscura, PBS, Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum, BBC’s Hairy Bikers, and Food Network, among others.