We respectfully acknowledge the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, on which the Dining Commons at SFU Burnaby is located.
Welcome to Rooted, a program dedicated to showcasing Indigenous cuisine at SFU's Dining Commons. In collaboration with Indigenous chef, Steph Baryluk, we've created a collection of dishes inspired by Indigenous flavours and ingredients. Along with each dish, you'll find educational resources and personal notes from Chef Steph about the dishes or ingredients used and their cultural significance. Rooted dishes are featured in the Dining Commons menu rotation, keep an eye out for the Rooted signs when dining. Join us on a journey of culinary discovery and cultural appreciation.
Explore the Rooted Dishes
THE ROOTED TREE
Created by Chantelle Trainor-Matties
Chantelle Trainor-Matties is an artist from British Columbia, Canada with Nisga’a and Métis heritage that specializes in illustration, graphic design, painting as well as mural work. She works for herself and does freelance and contract work for private and commercial clientele through her small business Frettchan Studios. Her work ranges from bold contemporary Northwest coast formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism.
"For this design I wanted to emphasize the contemporary Northwest Coast formline as the foundation, incorporating some key elements such as the ovoid and U-shape, then having the roots draw from this foundation would in turn keep the tree strong, beautiful, and fruitful. To represent the program "Rooted: Bringing Indigenous Flavours to Dining Commons", the design symbolizes going back to your roots." -Chantelle