Four Directions Cuisine

Rooted in Indigenous culture and trained in classical techniques, Chef Andrea Murdoch is committed to making our world a healthier, more beautiful and sustainable home, one plate at a time.

Indigenous Food, Ingredients & Activism

In a world of mass-production, we crave authentic, beautiful and healthy food to nourish and delight us. Chef Andrea is an Andean Native from Venezuela who passionately blends ancient ingredients with modern creativity to create elevated Indigenous cuisine. Allow her to introduce you to her magical world where you may:

  • Sample upscale Indigenous cuisine served with a modern flair
  • Source ingredients and tools produced by local and Native American businesses
  • Learn about projects producing local, nutritious and culturally appropriate food


Chef Andrea has created thoughtful, unique and innovative dishes by blending regional Indigenous flavors from North, Central and South America. She takes pride in telling Native stories through food – and in her interpretation of Indigenous cuisine, ancient meets modern, thought meets emotion and reality meets whimsy.


As an antidote to the corporate food system that prioritizes profit more than nutrition and the environment, Chef Andrea is involved in a number of efforts to produce local, healthy and culturally appropriate food. She embraces “food sovereignty” projects that centers people and communities in growing, harvesting and preparing healthy food.


Understanding the food is entwined with health, culture, fellowship and community, Chef Andrea is passionate about sourcing nutritious foods and tools locally and from Native sources. She seeks to support businesses and nonprofits that align with these values – and hopes you will consider doing so, too.


Chef Andrea draws inspiration from the deep and meaningful relationships Indigenous peoples have to the land, water, plants and animals. Rejecting mass-produced factory-farm food in favor of locally grown and Native-produced ingredients, she creates seasonal, gourmet dishes that are delicious and healthy.


As a steward of Indigenous foods, Chef Andrea gives lectures and conducts cooking demonstrations around the country to educate others on how to maximize health and well-being through careful food sourcing and preparation.


Honoring her Indigenous Andean heritage, Chef Andrea’s passion is to blend her classical training with fresh, local foods and traditional knowledge to create gourmet, healthy Indigenous cuisine. Committed to food sovereignty, she supports projects to produce local, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.


In an effort to bring attention the targeting, abuse and murder of Indigenous Peoples since colonial contact in 1492, Chef Andrea has published a book that juxtaposes heartbreaking facts about Indian boarding schools system with beautiful, nourishing Native-inspired food.


In line with her two spiritedness, Chef Andrea understands that there’s a dual power in both choosing wholesome foods and simpatico business suppliers. She has a number of favorite purveyors of ingredients and tools and encourages you to patronize them, as well.

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HuffPost: Personal

HuffPost: Personal

HuffPost created an absolutely beautiful Personal video about Chef Andrea and her path of Indigenous foods work. Link...

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