March 9, 2021 N/A
|March Featured Chef:
Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart
March 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (Central Time)
Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart is an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a small businesswoman entrepreneur, and Executive Chef & Co-owner of Etiquette Catering Company - a unique artisan catering company located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City. Kimberly is a 6th generation entrepreneur proud to be a part of the Tanka Bar family. She is an entrepreneurship and economic development specialist, helping to assist in the launch of over 187 small businesses throughout the country.
Kimberly has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Departures Magazine, FODORS, and numerous other publications. Kimberly along with her husband Brandon Brave Heart launched an Etiquette Indigenous catering company in 2018 to award-winning acclaim. Utilizing their Indigenous food knowledge and leveraging food sovereignty to highlight the cuisine of our region.
Kimberly is an official TEDx Talk presenter, She was awarded the Enterprising Friend of Small Business Award for the SD CEO Women’s Business Center in 2019, She was awarded the prestigious National Award from the National Center 40 under 40 that recognizes 40 emerging Native American leaders who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business. Kimberly along with her husband Brandon were awarded the Sustainability Award by the City of Rapid City for their commitment to creating a sustainably green business. She was selected as regional OTA Trailblazer fellow Highlighting the innovators of our region. She is as a prestigious participant of the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Fellowship Program. Kimberly was honored with the selection as the Native American Instructor of the SBA e200 Executive Management Training for the state of South Dakota. She is the co-founder of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance, the award she holds closest to her heart is the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award from her home reservation.
Guest Chef Tawnya Brant (Mohawk) will join Kim in a conversation on cuisine and culture.
Webinar Recordings and Recipes
Thank you to everyone who joined us on February 9th for our webinar with Chef Elena Terry (Ho-Chunk). In case you missed it (or if you'd like to watch it again!), there is now a recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.