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Indigenous Inspired Venison Chili with Chef Melissa Garrett

Saturday, September 14
Indigenous Inspired Venison Chili with Chef Melissa Garrett
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Café at 3218
$50 per seat. Tickets Required. Space is Limited.
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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! These recipes are normally passed on from generation to generation, but we are bringing them to the Kansas City Museum. We hope you will join us for a night of storytelling and yummy Indigenous inspired venison chili. Guest will take home their own Indian corn cornmeal.

Guests will sample:
Indigenous inspired venison chili (Vegetarian option with pineapple chili)
Indian corn cornbread
Whipped cream lemon cheesecake with blueberry dessert

Chef Melissa Garrett is the owner operator of Carefree Creations and has over 5 years of experience working with catering and events. She started her own business almost 7 years ago as a certified event planner and Baker, but she has been working with indigenous foods all of her life. She has recently made this her focus and it has become her passion. For the past three years she has helped the heart of American Indian center with their holiday pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday boxes.

She is a registered tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, Quapaw Nation, and the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. She was the pow wow princess back in 2003 of the inner tribal Indian society. She is a second-generation storyteller and first-generation chef.


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE