Bison Bourguignon

With local BC Mushrooms

Bison (sometimes called buffalo) are the largest land animal in North America, and are a part of the same family as cattle—bovidae. Bison are not just a traditional food source, but they were also a critical resource for survival, used for trade, tools, clothing, and shelter. Learn more about the different types of bison and their spiritual, economic, and cultural importance to many Indigenous peoples across North America. 

Bison meat is similar to beef but has a stronger flavour and a sweet undertone. Traditionally bison is roasted, boiled, smoked or dried. 


Wood Bison (Buffalo) | Dachan tat gwi’aak’ii

“ I ate a lot of stew growing up, it is one of my favourite comfort foods. Being so versatile it can be made with caribou, moose, venison, bison or vegetables. It is a dish that can be made in the comforts of your home or on the open fire at your family’s cabin. It is also a great way to use up your ingredients and feed a big family. As Indigenous people we like to use what we have, what’s around us. 

-Chef Stephanie

Meet The Chef

Steph Baryluk 

Chef Steph is Teetl'it Gwich'in from Teetl'it Zheh (Fort McPherson), Treaty 11 Territory located in the Northwest Territories. She now resides in Tsawwassen, BC with her husband and two kids. After completing her Red Seal as a Cook she knew she wanted to do more with her Indigenous roots. Chef Steph has hosted cooking classes and speaking engagements in her hometown and launched her own company, MRS B’S JERKY, which is a play on traditional caribou dried meat ‘Nilii Gaii’ but made with beef. She’s excited for the next steps with Indigenous cuisine.