Freddie J. Bitsoie

John Liu

Freddie J. Bitsoie is a Navajo (Diné) cook from the southwest. Born in Monticello, Utah, Freddie was raised in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. He thought studying Anthropology and Art History at the University of New Mexico was his true calling but during his senior year he jumped the ship and enrolled to the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 2006. Since then he has been on a mission to define what Native American Cuisine is. Now he is an author of the soon to be released, New Native Kitchen: Celebration Modern Recipes of the American Indian. Among others, he also has contributed to America The Cookbook (Gabrielle Langholtz) and to The Food Network. He lectured, taught, and trained in Native American Communities for over a decade. He is also the former Executive Chef at The National Museum of the American Indian, at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. He currently lives in Gallup, New Mexico and he is 46.


Cooking Demo and Presentation on Indigenous Foodways

November 3  | 5:15pm – 6:15pm MT