Felicia has over 25 years of professional experience working as a traditional healer and a holistic chef in the capacity of a restaurant owner, recipe contributor, and community educator. She has been featured in various publications including American Indian, Native Peoples, Spirituality & Health, and the 2018 James Beard Award winning cookbook, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen. Felicia has been invited to speak at prestigious institutions such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Heard Museum, A.T. Still University, and the Mayo Clinic, sharing wisdom on topics such as Indigenous herbalism, Native American food sovereignty, and traditional healing.
Felicia also offers unique self-care and spiritual wellness workshops, working with nonprofit organizations to some of the world’s top rated wellness resorts.
Felicia loves sharing knowledge!
To inquire about booking Felicia for a speaking engagement or workshop, please send an email via the CONTACT page.
• Life: Stress reduction, prayer bundle workshops, Indigenous self-care
• Medicine: Anointing oils, Indigenous herbalism, sacred smoke blessings
• Guest Chef: Native American Foods Tasting Demo
"Felicia's presentation on Cooking With Native Foods was genuine and provided heartwarming explanations on the importance of cultural understanding and preparations of traditional foods and cooking".
"When we first thought about doing a vegetarian Guest Chef Dinner we wondered....will any one come? Will the food be good? The answers? YES and YES! Guest Chef Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz wowed us all with her delicious, creative and very beautiful dishes. The White Tepary Bean Soup with Cholla Buds was especially awesome. Thank you Chef Felicia for opening our eyes to the wonders of a plant based diet!"