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Shawn Dawson

Shawn Dawson

Barking Kettle

St. John's

Meet Shawn Dawson, the talented forager behind Barking Kettle, nestled in the stunning landscapes of Newfoundland.

Shawn's deep connection with nature and passion for sustainable sourcing has led him on a captivating journey through forests, meadows, and coastal regions in search of unique and flavorful treasures. As a dedicated forager, he has honed his skills in identifying and gathering a diverse array of wild edibles that showcase the bountiful offerings of Newfoundland's wilderness.

With an intimate understanding of the local flora and fauna, Shawn's foraging expeditions allow him to uncover hidden gems that add a touch of enchantment to the culinary creations at Barking Kettle. From delicate wild herbs and aromatic mushrooms to vibrant berries and sea vegetables, he curates an extraordinary array of ingredients that capture the essence of Newfoundland's untamed beauty.

Shawn's commitment to sustainable foraging practices is evident in his respect for the environment and its delicate ecosystems. He understands the importance of responsible harvesting, ensuring that nature's abundance remains intact for generations to come. Through his work, he aims to create a harmonious connection between people and the land, promoting a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

As the head forager at Barking Kettle, Shawn's wild ingredients infuse the restaurant's dishes with a sense of adventure and a true taste of Newfoundland's wilderness. Each bite is an invitation to embark on a culinary journey that showcases the unique flavors and textures sourced directly from nature's pantry.

Join Shawn Dawson and the Barking Kettle team on an unforgettable gastronomic experience where the beauty of foraged ingredients meets the creativity of talented chefs. Immerse yourself in the wild flavors of Newfoundland, and let Shawn's passion for foraging awaken your taste buds and inspire your love for the natural world.

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