Growing up as a kid, sports had always been
part of the everyday routine. Whether it was
skateboarding after school,football practice
at night or snowboarding on the weekend, I
was always out there searching for the next
way to exhaust myself. Of course, expensing
so much energy would require a premium fuel
supply and for this, I could always count on
my mother to prep some magic in the kitchen.
Making it somewhat of an everyday tradition,
I was quick to associate dinner with the gathering
of family and friends, a social activity and in some
cases a culinary experience. Safe to say that helping
out in the kitchen paved the way to what is now
my main passion: cooking!
As the years went by, I was subject to different
environments. Shortly after I graduated from
cooking school, I got my first job as a line cook
in a small French bistro called “Les Copains
Gourmands”. From there,I climbed the ranks
working at L’autre Cote De La Saulaie” where
I was exposed to a very strict but talented French
Chef who taught me the ruggedness of the industry.
Subsequently, I landed my first job as a Chef-de-Partie
at Le Local and then Hambar. Finally, I was hired at
Araxi, which is one of the top restaurants in Canada
located in Whistler BC with Chef James Walt.
After a serious fracture of my right wrist, my
days as a chef were put on hold for 5 months.
During these months, I was issued cannabis in
order to help with the pain and mental torture
from the lack of activities. Moreover, it gave
me the time to think about myself, my ambitions
and my future. After a little while, I decided that
I’d go back to Montreal, and start exploring the
possibilities of mixing cannabis and food in order
to create what is now : The Terpenes.
Fast forwarding to the present time, I’ve made
it my social responsibility to not only show people
how to mix cannabis to food, but primarily to educate
the masses on the advantages of proper dosing and
selection of strains. In my opinion, The Terpenes project
is a social experiment with the objective of breaking
the cannabis that can tackle several societal stereotypes.
The stoner days are over, we’ve now entered into the era
of the conscious and sophisticated consumer!