Dave Smoke McCluskey

Ring Leader, Corn Mafia

Maker: Chef

Indigenous Chef Dave Smoke McCluskey is an Akwesasne Mohawk that travels the country as an Indigenous Foods Instructor preaching the gospels of The Three Sisters, aka Corn, Beans, and Squash, foraged foods, and the traditional and contemporary diets of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas:. He lives just a few hours South in South Carolina with his family, and is also a food and beverage consultant and knife for hire.

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Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.


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This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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