Robert Gairns is a writer who has followed Andrew George Jr.'s career from chef's apprentice to gold medal-winning chef. His play about Louis Riel, co-written with Maria Campbell, was first staged at the Winnpeg Centennial Concert Centre in 1991. Robert Gairns lives in Nepean, Ontario.
Andrew George Jr. is a member of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in British Columbia. He participated on the first all-Native team at the Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany, and was head chef at the Four Host First Nations pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2012 he was part of a delegation of chefs from 25 countries on a US State Department initiative called "Culinary Diplomacy: Promoting Cultural Understanding Through Food." He develops Native menus for restaurants and hotels internationally, and teaches cooking to Native students. His first cookbook was A Feast for All Seasons; his second, Modern Native Feasts, was published in 2013.