Hemp & Cannabis in Food
Specialty Immersion Program
March 27 - 28, 2019
MORE THAN A TREND: THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW INGREDIENT IN FOOD TODAY
HEMP AND CANNABIS WILL DISRUPT MANY DIFFERENT PRODUCT CATEGORIES
Cannabis and hemp are big business! Get the information you need to get in on the fastest growing food and nutrition trends today, from CBD-infused foods and drinks, to manufacturing, to chef-driven hemp and cannabis menu items, and more. Cannabis and hemp are driving other industry changes, as well, with trends in packaging, marketing, and ancillary products (snacks and meals for munchies, protein sources, health focused products).
get ready for the future, now
Cannabis & Hemp in Food is an innovative program that provides current information on the cannabis and hemp industries, insights into the future of the industries, and shows you how you can utilize your new knowledge in a variety of applications.
Laura MacPhail, President MacPhail & Associates, foodservice industry expert
Katie Thompson, Director of Sales, Bluebird Botanicals
Kelley Fechner, Director Customer Solutions, Datassential
Dan Davila, Product Development Chef, Food Scientist
Joseph DiVerdi, Associate Professor Chemistry, Colorado State University
Professor DiVerdi is developing flavor profiles and lexicons for hemp and cannabis (similar to current chocolate and wine flavor definitions), and more.
What to look for:
Hemp and cannabis industry overview
Current trends from Datassential
Nutritional and wellness aspects
The research and science behind hemp and cannabis
Hemp and cannabis in menu items
Supplements: Alone, or as ingredients
Demographics: Who is the market?
Issues for food manufacturers, supply chain, and operators
In the program:
Expert panel discussions
Lunch at Urban Farmer, with chef discussion, and a chance to try hemp menu items
Site visit: Grow facility
Site visit: Dispensary
Site visit: Bluebird Botanicals lab and facilities
Current data and research
Current and future trends
Who should attend Cannabis & Hemp in Food:
New product developers
Hemp & Cannabis in Food is designed to convey best practices, up-to-date research, and valuable real-world lessons to marketing teams, innovation and R&D teams, insight and business development teams, food scientists, chefs and culinary teams, operations, and packaging teams.
Regardless of whether you're a longtime culinary professionals or new to the industry, Cannabis & Hemp in Food could save you years of trial and error in this emerging field.
Wednesday, March 27: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 28: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pricing, per person, each program: $1,995
Transportation will be provided to any site visits. You'll be responsible for getting back and forth from the airport, and for any evening plans you may have. We do not cover hotel expenses.
Our meet-up hotel is The Curtis in downtown Denver.