Weed consumption is the current trend. Whether for medical or recreational purposes, weed use is likely to keep soaring as most states legalize it. While vaping and smoking have been the popular ways to consume weed, use in food is picking up.
Just like various cannabis stores coming up, marijuana restaurants and public eateries are also taking root. As a chef, you need to embrace these changes so as not to miss out on a new customer front.
Here are the tips to position your restaurant as the to-go-to-marijuana eatery.
- Understand your clientele
Just like any other food service business, the first step towards ensuring your marijuana eatery’s success is to know the target market. First, understand the laws of the local area. It would be wrong to serve marijuana dishes when the law only permits medical marijuana use. Also, understand if the law requires the clientele to provide documentation and any other proof of age or staying in the state.
Once you understand the local laws, establish what your customers need. You can then offer the services based on their liking.
- Use perfectly made cannabutter
Cannabutter is the perfect way to introduce weed in your meals. You will not achieve anything by sprinkling raw weed on food. Instead, use cannabutter that is infused with butter such that anywhere you can use the butter then you can include the weed, which is most of the meals. Replace all the butter in your recipes with the cannabutter.
To get the most of the cannabutter, you have to ensure it is perfectly made. Decarboxylate the buds to activate the THC and cannabidiol (CBD) for the euphoric feeling. Also, cook at the right temperature to avoid compromising the weed’s potency. Invest in weed butter making machines online for the perfect infusion.
- Note the ratios and measurements
Balancing the food and weed takes time. You don’t want to serve your customers food with a grassy and bitter taste from too much weed. At the same time, you don’t want the clients spending money when they don’t get any high feeling from the food.
Invest in a cannabis cooking calculator to help you find the right ratio and measurement for every meal. The calculator will help you understand the right amount of weed depending on the meal you are preparing and the desired effect. Also, understand when using cannabutter you might have to increase the ratio used for cooking compared to the regular butter.
- Upgrade your safety standards
There is a certain excitement that comes with eating cannabis food. The customers might end up eating more than enough weed when the food is delicious. Keep everything in order by creating a safety guide for the customers.
Let the customers understand what it means to eat food with cannabis. Make it clear the ingredients you use and the possible results. Also, recommend the consumption limits.
Starting and running a successful marijuana restaurant requires various investments. Pay attention to the quality of your products and ensure the clientele. However, once you get it right then stay ready for a regular stream of customers.