Meet Andrea Drummer, the Black Chef Behind the First Weed-Infused Cafe in America
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Meet Andrea Drummer, the Black Chef Behind the First Weed-Infused Cafe in America

Shanique Yates

Shanique Yates. Aug 19, 2020.

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.