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Cooking with Cannabis: From Africa to the American South, Mexico & Beyond CEXTN51-202140

Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2021

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Cooking with Cannabis: From Africa to the American South, Mexico & Beyond, Panel Discussion

Join our Spring 2021 participating chefs, Chef Miguel Trinidad, Chef Amanda Jackson and Chef Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey for a 2 hour panel discussion on the intersection of cannabis and cuisine.  

Saturday March 6th, from 1pm-3pm PST.

If you registered for any of our three Spring 2021 Culinary Cannabis workshops, you will be automatically enrolled in the panel discussion. 

Chef Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey is the author of the cookbook The Art of Weed Butter and a 15-year interdisciplinary cannabis professional, working in the legalized markets since 2005. Her recipes and words have been featured in Bon Appetit, Vogue, Kitchen Toke, The Washington Post, Cannabis Now, Vanity Fair, Leafly and others. She currently resides in Mexico City, where her work explores cannabis and the diasporic connections between Africa and Latin America. She is the co-founder Xula Herbs, the co-host of Broccoli Talk podcast, and the founder of a benefit pop-up dinner, Cenas sin fronteras

Chef C. Amanda Jackson was born and raised in Vienna, Georgia. She worked her way up from dishwasher to Chef de Cuisine while attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC under Chef Stephen Kuney. She's been an Executive Chef at The Wine Loft in Tallahasee, FL and Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, GA. Jackson shifted her career to personal chef in Atlanta, GA and in 2017,  took a chance and moved her business to Long Beach, California. Her passion for cooking is only rivaled by her passion for uplifting chefs and helping others find their healing. Chef Amanda mentors young chefs of color on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and client acquisition. 

Known for her professionalism and polish, Chef Amanda’s dinner parties are the experiences of a lifetime. Chef Amanda specializes in recipe development across many cuisines and is a published writer: her work can be found in The Dubrow Keto Fusion Diet Book, Travel Noire, and the Chef Amanda & Co. blog. This rising star is a personal chef for several Hollywood actors and was recently featured in Season 1, Episode 1 of Netflix's "Cooked with Cannabis"

Chef Miguel Trinidad graduated from ICE’s Culinary Arts Program in 2007, following an externship at Lola’s in SOHO, and was immediately hired as a line cook at Lola’s. From there, he quickly rose through the kitchen’s ranks, eventually becoming Executive Chef. Building on his experience at Lola’s, Trinidad paired with co-worker Nicole Ponseca and Enzo Lim to launch his first restaurant, Maharlika, a modern Filipino restaurant. Soon thereafter, Trinidad opened his second business, a “Filipino Gastropub” called Jeepney, which garnered a Time Out New York Award for “Best Seafood Dish of 2013.” Most recently, Trinidad is also the mastermind behind the food menu Golden Cadillac, a 70’s-era cocktail lounge in the East Village that received a 2014 Time Out New York “Critic’s Pick” award. He's also the founder of 99th Floor, a gourmet Cannabis infused food brand,  hosting Cannabis-focused gourmet dinners featuring chef Miguel Trinidad. Chef Miguel’s recipes embody the Company’s brand: his offerings offer subtle dosages that allow diners to consume a full five-course meal and slowly accumulate a high in the process. Dining guests receive an experience that is more in line with sipping fine wine rather than taking constant rounds of shots, as the cannabis cuisine is as much about the food and atmosphere as it is about the cannabis effects. Chef Miguel has been featured in The New York Times, Food Network, Vice and a myriad of other outlets, all high lighting his amazing approach to cuisine, both Cannabis and non. Soon to come is a full edibles line to a dispensary near you!

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.

*If you are a public employee (government agency, school district, etc) please reach out for special discount opportunities.*

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*Image credit Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey