Chef Manuel Mendoza started Herbal Notes, a communal dinner experience in Chicago.
“I had to bridge what I love to do — which is cook and feed people and nurture people — with something that I also really enjoyed, which was cannabis,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza grew up in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, and his Mexican and Salvadorian background influences a lot of the food he makes.
Mendoza’s goal is to educate people on cannabis as well as advocate for people of color who are imprisoned for non-violent marijuana-related offenses.
For more information, visit Herbal Notes’ website.