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Our food centric podcast helps to introduce entrepreneurs who are in early stage food and cannabis ventures and learn about their journey.

Bootleg Avocado: Culinary & Cannabis Podcast Bootleg Avocado

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Our food centric podcast helps to introduce entrepreneurs who are in early stage food and cannabis ventures and learn about their journey.

    Infusion 101, Hosted by New Jersey Cannabusiness Association*

    Infusion 101, Hosted by New Jersey Cannabusiness Association*

    Cooking with cannabis has been part of our collective culture in one form or another, since we've been using cannabis as a medicine, going back thousands of years.

    In more recent times, the proverbial "pot brownie" has been part of our underground culture since the 1960's. Fast forward to the past few years, and the sophistication and offerings for cannabis-infused food products have been skyrocketing.

    For all you budding canna-chefs out there, we are proud to bring together a team of professionals to put on a cooking demonstration like no other.

    Learn the basics of what to do to get started and then how to prepare both simple and sophisticated meals or special treats for you and your guests:

    Chef David Yusefzadeh, Founder of Cloud Creamery
    Chef Kelly McClay, Dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College
    Tara Misu, Founder of Blazin Bakery, Host & Moderator

    *A big thank you to the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association for inviting us on the panel!

    • 58 min
    Bootleg Avocado Presents: Hospitality 2.0

    Bootleg Avocado Presents: Hospitality 2.0

    How will the restaurants and hospitality industry move forward? How are you adjusting to provide the same level of service and hold true to your mission?

    We are grateful to have our esteemed panel attending to guide us through their new reality of the restaurant world for Bootleg Avocado Presents: Hospitality 2.0.

    A huge thank you to:

    Ron Silver, Chef, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Azuca
    Jen Johnson & Serafina Palendech, Chef, Co-founders, A Boring Life, Inc.
    Holden Jagger, Chef, Co-founder, Altered Plates Hospitality

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bootleg Avocado Presents: Innovation Drive

    Bootleg Avocado Presents: Innovation Drive

    Our live recording of Bootleg Avocado L.L.C. Presents: Innovation Drive, at the intersection of culinary and cannabis.  

    Our panelists included Mike Hennesy, Director of Innovation, Wana Brands; Yahav Blaicher, Co-founder, CTO, Kaneh-B; Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, Co-founder, Ciencia Labs.

    Discussing:
    - 2020 R&D Outlook
    - White Spaces in Edibles
    - Deciding Performance vs. Brand
    - The Infrastructure Innovation

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Unity Wellness Co. - Good For U and Your Mental Health

    Unity Wellness Co. - Good For U and Your Mental Health

    With pandemic mania infiltrating our lives, we tend to look for brands that can help us balance our stress and mental health.  Enter Unity Wellness Co. - Founder and CEO, Alex Valley, breaks down his start into the CBD beverage space and where he is taking his newborn brand in 2020.  Definitely some uncharted territory ahead.  

    • 43 min
    Cloud Water - Sparkling Hemp Beverages with Premium Botanicals

    Cloud Water - Sparkling Hemp Beverages with Premium Botanicals

    What does navigating through the current pandemic crisis look like for early stage entrepreneurs? In this episode, we had a chat with Marc Siden, CEO of Cloud Water.  We discussed how he is keeping his company true to their mission while also staying afloat.  Given the high demand of cannabis infused brands, is the grass greener on the other side? 

    • 36 min
    Bootleg Avocado Presents...State of the Union: Culinary + Cannabis

    Bootleg Avocado Presents...State of the Union: Culinary + Cannabis

    We launched our event series, Bootleg Avocado Presents, on Feb 27, 2019 - a cold winter night in NYC.  With over 120 attendees we ushered in a new type of event focused on the intersection of culinary and cannabis.  Our panelists included Scott Jennings from Pantry, Rachel King from Kaneh Co., David Yusefzadeh from Cloud Creamery, and Kaelan Castetter from the Castetter Sustainability Group.  For those who couldn't attend, here is what you missed....

    • 1 hr 7 min

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