At the Table: Indigenous Chefs Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino from Cafe Ohlone
On-site at the museum
Honor the indigenous people of the Bay Area by learning about their food traditions.
Join Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, cofounders of Berkeley’s Cafe Ohlone and the cultural organization mak-‘amham, for a discussion of their efforts to strengthen Ohlone culture through food and expand the definition of the cuisine of the indigenous people of the Bay Area. Learn about how they create Ohlone cuisine — using ingredients that would be recognizable and attainable in the traditional Ohlone world — to honor the legacy they have inherited.
Medina and Trevino seek to empower the Ohlone community with tradition through their organization mak-’amham, meaning “our food” in the native Chochenyo language of the East Bay. It teaches the public about the unbroken roots of the Ohlone people through the internationally renowned Cafe Ohlone.
ABOUT THE CHEFS
Vincent Medina (East Bay Ohlone) is Capitán, cultural leader, of ‘Itmay Cultural Association — a group of dedicated Verona Band culture bearers working to strengthen East Bay Ohlone identity. He is a teacher of the Chochenyo language.
Louis Trevino (Rumsen Ohlone) is a cultural leader in the Rumsen Ohlone community and is a teacher of the Rumsen language.
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