The chef who want to bring cannabis dining to the massesby Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.05.05
Chris Sayegh is a chef who prepares gourmet dishes using a special ingredient: marijuana. This 23 year-old man based in California began experimenting with cannabis cuisine after growing tired of pot-baked brownies and other snacks. In the kitchen, Chris uses oil containing an extract of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis, and a “vaporizer” to infuse ingredients with THC. The charge per dinner depends on the amount of courses and the number of people. However, the price generally ranges from $200 to $500 a person. The cost depends heavily on the type of dinner he is asked to prepare. Edible marijuana products are nothing new, and the market for them has evolved into a multimillion-dollar industry. But cannabis dining is a relatively new concept, and this young man wants to bring it to the masses.