Cowboy Chef's Table

Cowboy Chef's Table is a lunch and learn series presented by the OSUIT Culinary Arts program in the School of Arts, Sciences & Health. 

The luncheon gives students the opportunity to work with local chefs and experience ingredients or techniques they may not be aware of or otherwise had a chance to work with during culinary school.

In additional to being a great learning experience for the students, it is also an opportunity to advance education. All proceeds from Cowboy Chef's Table go to providing scholarships for Culinary Arts students through the Cowboy Chef’s Table Scholarship Fund.

The luncheon begins at 11 a.m., and tickets are $20 per person. The luncheons will be held in the State Room on the OSUIT campus. 

Upcoming Events

December 7, 2022 | Chef Nico Albert Williams

Time:  11am-12:15pm
Price:  $20 per person

Reservations for this event are now closed, please check back for future events.  


Chef Nico Albert Williams

Owner/Executive Chef of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods

Nico Albert Williams (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is the Owner/Executive Chef of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods, a catering & consulting company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She spends her time cooking, eating, studying, writing, and speaking about traditional and modern Native cuisine.

Nico is also the Founder/Board President of Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness, a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and forthcoming urban Indigenous community space whose mission is to address socioeconomic disparities, health crises, and cultural disconnection affecting Indigenous communities by re-establishing ancestral foodways, birthing practices, and traditional medicine, educating future generations of Indigenous cooks, supporting Indigenous food producers, teaching sustainable and environmentally restorative practices, and providing resources for Native people to improve their spiritual and physical health through ancestral ways of knowing.

Nico’s work has been featured regionally and nationally by Food Network Magazine, USA Today, Hulu, BBC, Cherokee Nation's OsiyoTV, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, King Arthur Baking Co, Atlas Obscura, PBS, Gilcrease Museum, and Philbrook Museum among others.

She shares a fireplace with her husband, Kyle Williams Sr (Ponca, Otoe-Missouria, Iowa), her stepdaughter, two perfectly mischievous little dogs, and two rabbits. Nico and her family enjoy spending time together outdoors and dancing at powwows. She and Kyle also play music in heavy metal and doom bands.


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