Chef Andrea Drummer has used her love for cooking and desire to focus on generational wealth to open the doors of America’s first weed-infused cafe.
South Florida native, Drummer originally had the idea to create a business that was a farm-to-table restaurant before she decided to pair different meals with various weed strains. Now she’s opened Cannabis Cafe — located in West Hollywood Hills — where she serves as both Executive Chef and head partner.
Her vision to incorporate this idea started about four years ago as an executive producer on a project she worked on with Spotify.
“I was executive producing a project with Spotify called, the Breaking Bread series. They would compile a group of characters to sit around a table and consume a four- to six-course [cannabis-infused] menu that I would prepare for them. I noticed that a lot of them were all industry guys, and had very high tolerance,” Drummer said in an interview with XONecole. “I wanted to find a product that aligned with the brand that I was putting forth, and provide the cannabis as well, so we found Lowell (a popular cannabis farm and brand). And it was a match made in heaven.”
Drummer’s mission is to elevate other people of color and women like her who are not only tied into the cannabis industry but looking to make a change from within.
“When I’ve done all that I can do, I would hope that I am able to impact generational wealth for black and brown communities. Being named an industry pioneer, challenging perception of the face of consumption, and being a partner of the first cannabis cafe in the U.S., all equate to those polarizing monikers that, at the end of the day, I hope will serve as stepping stones to that end goal,” she said.