Instead of Potency, Chef Harold Sims Embraces Weed’s Flavor

  • Sims, who graduated from the Denver branch of Johnson & Wales University , took home $10,000 after creating infused dishes like West African surf and turf, North African lamb, and pte choux made to look like eggs from the African izulu bird.
  • The former college athlete and U.S. Army veteran hung around town after school to become a personal chef, occasionally serving up private dinners with dishes infused with cannabis; he never shied away from the plant’s flavors, leaves or physical properties, and took inspiration from the cuisine of Cameroon, the home of his ancestors.
  • We caught up with Sims after his winning episode ran on Netflix to learn more about his inspirations, recommended cannabis cooking techniques, and how he plans to use his new fame to push his business, Harold for Hire .
  • I saw that you used ghee and spice rubs as infusion techniques in the show.

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