Inquisitive minds want to know. What exactly are cannabis chefs and what do they do?
Imagine an artistically plated gourmet dessert like tiramisu or chocolate mousse. Your mouth waters for that first bite of scrumptiousness. Now imagine that it is cannabis infused.
This is exactly the kind of dishes cannabis chefs are serving.
And what’s more is that it is not just for desserts and sweets. Your favorite appetizers and main dishes can all be infused with cannabis too.
Fine Dining and Cannabis Chefs
Cannabis connoisseurs and patients are becoming quite discerning about their edibles. Nothing but the finest will do. There are even those that hire their own private chefs. Haute cuisine is like you’ve never seen it before.
Take Chef Christopher Sayegh, AKA The Herbal Chef. This perfectionist chef prides himself on using only the finest premium ingredients. His menu includes items based off of locale and season. His online shop offers food items you will die for (only shipped within California):
- Basil Pesto
- Black Forest Cupcakes
- THC Frozen Meal – Quinoa Stuffed Chicken (CBD option also)
- Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn
- Strawberry Macaroons
If it exists. There is a competition for it.
It hasn’t taken long for cannabis events to pop up all over the country. One such event is the Culinary & Cannabis Food & Wine event held just this past July in Huntington Beach, California. Guests were served cannabis infused dishes prepared by cannabis chefs.
The dishes served would blow your mind. Chef Andrea Drummer of Elevation VIP Cooperative served fried chicken and donuts at the event. Chef Nugs used his THC and CBD infused oils to make one of a kind salad dressing.
How does this whole infusing thing work?
Ask anyone who’s tried it and they will more than likely tell you that marijuana by itself does not taste good. In fact, it has a downright overpowering unpleasant flavor.
Because of the disagreeable taste, cooking with cannabis isn’t simple. But now that legalization is snowballing, cannabis chefs are finding inventive ways to make edibles. Cannabis infusion is the most common method.
Two of the most common sources of infused cannabis products start with cannabutter or coconut oil. These ingredients can be used for bakery items and even injected into meats and vegetables.
Coconut oil is full of good fats that are excellent for fully extracting all of the cannabinoids…
To be more specific about consumption, cannabis that is orally consumed enters the blood stream from the stomach and is then absorbed in the intestines. It is a healthy alternative to smoking cannabis. You eliminate any contact to tar, carbon, etc.
Cannabis Chefs that Deserve a Mention
Melissa Parks attended the LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis. She is an executive chef and an author of “Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis.” This classically trained chef has served as culinary specialist for General Mills and as a consultant for cannabis edibles.
JeffThe420Chef, yes that is really what his website says his name is, prepares private meals for medical marijuana patients in 31 states. He also does catering, special events, and private dinner parties. He is well-known for his “Light Tasting” CannaButter and Cannaoil.
You can bet your life that more cannabis chefs are going to be coming on the scene. If you are a cannabis chef or know one that should be featured on our website, contact us or let us know in the comment section below.