Teaching and Workshop Experiences
Presented by Chef Destiny Moser
Hello & Aanii, my name is Chef Destiny, the owner and head chef of FoodZen as well as the founder and executive chef of Cedar Spoon, an Indigenous catering company.
I’m Indigenous on my mom’s side, part of the Ojibwe tribe from Rainy River, ON. My mom was part of the sixties scoop, which means she was taken from her community when she was 4 years old to live in foster care. When she was 6, she was adopted by a family here in Waterloo Region, where I was born and raised.
For many years we couldn’t celebrate our culture because we didn’t know what to celebrate. My grandmothers taught me how to cook at a very young age, and I could always feel the love in their food.
Food is my love language and has become my path to reconciliation, a way for me to heal, and to learn about the Indigenous foods of Canada. Food is holistic, it’s medicine and feeds the soul. No matter our culture, food is something we all have in common. One of the best places to listen and learn from each other is to break bread together and I’m excited to do that with you!
Thank you, Miigwetch