Cannabis Moves into the Culinary Industry Mainstream

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StarChefs will bring together notable chefs & a pot sommelier for a cannabis-infused, fine-dining experience

“It’s impossible to ignore cannabis’ potential for the restaurant industry. StarChefs is thrilled to bring together chefs, cannabis experts, and restaurant suppliers"

On Thursday, April 20, StarChefs is hosting a private, invite-only event: the first gathering of the Green Toque Supper Club. At the supper, high-profile chefs will explore ways cannabis may be incorporated into a fine dining experience.

“It’s impossible to ignore cannabis’ potential for the restaurant industry,” said Antoinette Bruno, StarChefs CEO/EIC. “StarChefs is thrilled to bring together chefs, cannabis experts, and restaurant suppliers—like Meiko Warewashers, who actually inspired this dinner—so we can all learn from each other and help bring cannabis into the mainstream.”

The inaugural chefs of the Green Toque Supper are Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly Market), Alex Seidel (Fruition & Mercantile), Kelly Whitaker (Basta), and Deuki Hong (Sunday Bird), as well as Artisan Chocolate Makers Aldo Ramirez Carrasco, Spencer Bowie, and Sienna Trapp-Bowie (Fortuna Chocolate). “It’s important to bring together like-minded chefs to explore the culinary applications of cannabis. Afterall, it was originally designed to be ingested, not smoked,” says Whitaker.

Cannabis will be incorporated into dishes via infused honey and olive oil, among other ingredients. And pioneering Pot Somm Philip Wolf will pair a variety of strains to smoke with weed-less dishes.

"Having an organization like StarChefs stepping into the culinary cannabis world shows the progression and destigmatization of cannabis,” says Wolf, Founder and CEO of Cultivating Spirits. “This dinner will be another step forward into the exploratory world of culinary cannabis experiences."

The restaurant industry magazine will be in town for StarChefs Colorado Rising Stars Awards + Tasting Gala, happening the following Tuesday, April 25. StarChefs has hosted 56 Rising Stars Awards across the country since 2002, but this will be their first-ever cannabis dinner.

About StarChefs
StarChefs has supported the restaurant industry since 1995 and serves as an essential resource and platform for restaurant professionals, as well as a backstage pass for food-savvy consumers. StarChefs’ original content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world, and its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals’ success and give them tools to overcome specific challenges. StarChefs features top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and artisans in more than 35,000 published pages of original, industry-focused content. The site also connects hospitality professionals to careers in foodservice through its JobFinder. Connect with StarChefs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Cultivating Spirits
Cultivating Spirits produces gourmet cannabis experiences with the idea to spread the knowledge of consumption with intention. Having conceptualized the science behind Cannabis and Food Pairings, Cultivating Spirits continues to look to show the world of the importance in becoming a connoisseur of Cannabis.

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Meiko Warewashers | Cultivating Spirits | Binske | Olio | Elite Cannabis

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