“Since opening Salmon n’ Bannock bistro, I have been reunited with my Nuxalk family and proudly continue to learn about my culture and heritage”

Inez Cook, a proud member of the Nuxalk Nation and born in Bella Coola, is known for her determination, strong work ethic and commitment to community. She is co-founder and owner of the award winning Salmon n'Bannock Bistro, Vancouver’s only First Nations restaurant. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia.

Ms. Cook is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at: Xeni Gwetin’s kitchen opening, Young Entrepreneurs Symposium, SFU’s Aboriginal business students and UBC’s Department of Education. Currently, she addresses the students at Vancouver’s United Nations School and is also mentoring other local young entrepreneurs.

For the past 28 years, Inez has also worked in the aviation industry for several airlines enabling her to live throughout the world, including: Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Chad, Nigeria, Indonesia and England. Presently, Ms. Cook is based in Vancouver and works for Air Canada. Today, she shares her love of restaurants, communication and her culture with you!

Check out this fantastic interview about her book on CBC