Franco Lee

Executive chef, Navajo Churro Sheep Presidium

Chef Franco Lee is White Mountain Apache living on the Navajo Reservation, where he has been working with the Navajo Churro Lamb Presidium since 2013 in marketing and demoing their product. During this time, he has become familiar with traditional foraged and farmed foods. Utilizing these foods, he has been able to transform traditional ingredients and Navajo Churro Lamb into some amazing dishes. In Chef Franco’s own words, “food works in many ways, it provides us with energy, heals us, nourishes our soul. Our traditional foods have many teachings behind them, significant to health, life, healing, ceremonial uses and more.”