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Famous Toronto chef to lead byMINISTRY cannabis culinary lab


November 21, 2019
By Grow Opportunity staff

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Famous Toronto chef Ted Corrado is the new Director of Culinary for byMINISTRY. (Photo: Sarjoun Faour, byMINISTRY)Famous Toronto chef Ted Corrado is the new Director of Culinary for byMINISTRY. (Photo: Sarjoun Faour, byMINISTRY)

High-end cannabis lifestyle brand byMINISTRY has tapped famous chef Ted Corrado to be Director of Culinary for its flagship cannabis lounge to open in Toronto next year.

Corrado brings with him 30 years of gourmet culinary experience, most recently as executive chef for the Drake Hotel, Drake Commissary and Drake Devonshire. He was also head chef with c5 at the Royal Ontario Museum. Now as culinary director at byMINISTRY, he will be bringing his “cannabistronomy” expertise to create plant-forward food and drink menus for all byMINISTRY spaces and events. He will also be spearheading the launch of the brand’s new cannabis cooking school, Lab byMINISTRY.

“byMINISTRY offers an exciting new culinary challenge, with a unique opportunity to help shape an entire industry from the ground up,” said Corrado in a statement Nov. 21. “Being able to apply my passion for ingredients, technique and flavour pairing to innovate in the culinary, plant-forward and cannabis worlds is the perfect way for me to continue to evolve and experiment as a chef.”

byMINISTRY will be opening Canada’s first high-end cannabis lounge in downtown Toronto early next year. It promises to be a hub of art, culture, food and design. byMINISTRY is currently advocating and encouraging governments to legislate cannabis consumption spaces, and once legalized, Corrado will offer dynamic, gourmet cannabis-infused menus at all their spaces. Until then, infusions will focus on adaptogens, super foods and terpenes.

“I’m thrilled that (Corrado) is on the byMINISTRY team and can’t wait for the magic to begin,” said Shauna Levy, byMINISTRY CEO. “Together we will advance the positive relationship that plant-forward living can have with high design, creativity and innovation.”