Aicha Smith-Beighaba

Aicha Smith-Beighaba

Presented by Indigeous Tourism Ontario

Mohawk Wolf clan and from Six Nations, Aicha is the Owner and Operator of Esha’s Eats – a local indigenous food company on Six Nations. Her love and passion for food and cooking is deeply rooted in her upbringing in a very large loving family where food and laughter go hand in hand. With Aicha’s mother coming from Six Nations and her father from Algeria, these two cultures have both greatly contributed to her passion and development as a chef as in both cultures food and family are very important. Aicha grew up in the kitchen with her father and the matriarchs of her families where she was taught the importance of food and respecting the ingredients  on hand and what’s available locally. Aicha finds inspiration from her community in Six Nations while continuing to learn a lot from them as well.