Walter Whitewater, (Diné from Pinon, Arizona), is a renowned chef who began cooking professionally in 1992 in Santa Fe, NM. After apprenticing under several illustrious chefs at many top restaurants, his own career took off. A culinary advisor on Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, he (along with Lois Ellen Frank) won the James Beard Award in the Americana Category in 2003. He has appeared on several TV shows including: Southwest Cooking with Bobby Flayand The Secret Life of Southwest Foods, currently airing on the Food TV Network. He is currently working with Lois Ellen Frank in her national Native American Catering and Food Company, Red Mesa, and teaches at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.