“Cannabis Emulsified In The Modern Food Culture“
BY CHEF DEREK UPTON
Elevations Powered by Chef Derek Upton is a fine dining and events experience introducing cannabis infusions. Chef Upton, a featured cannabis chef on Netflix and Food Network, uses classically trained cooking techniques blended into the modern food culture.
As the sun sets, ‘Elevated Under the Stars’ begins by getting to know cannabis partners, Holoh, and 1937, followed by an intimate demonstration on cannabis infusions with food by Chef Derek Upton atop the Skydeck at the iconic Clarendon Hotel and Spa in downtown Phoenix.
Enjoy the beautiful views of Phoenix’s skyline and surrounding mountains as the setting for this six-course infused culinary series under the stars available Thursday through Saturday. Mocktails begin at 7:30 pm and dinner service at 8 pm with reservations starting at $175/person with a maximum attendance of 20 people. This is also available as a private in-home dining experience.
OUR CANNABIS CHEF
Redefining what it means to be a chef, artist, cannabis food pioneer, and food content creator, Chef Derek Upton has paved a path of his own. Starting his journey as a professional drummer, traveling, and playing all over, Derek always had a deep love and passion for food. At the age of 25, feeling that the musical journey was coming to an end, he jumped headfirst into his cooking career. With a childhood of cooking memories, years of self-taught talent, a heart full of passion, and a foundation of culinary school, Derek was ready for this new chapter.
Now years later as a California transplant in Arizona, Chef Derek has worked for some of the best culinary names in Phoenix and has created a name for himself. Alongside working in PHX known kitchens like EVO, Café Monarch, and the James Beard Semifinalist The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, he has cooked for David Spade, Kelis, Michael Rappaport, and many others. Being featured on the city’s top morning news shows, in the top food magazines, countless food blogs, and on radio, he has gained national attention.
Phoenix, Arizona’s first 420 friendly hotel is now open for booking!
In November 2020, a proposition passed that affectively legalized the recreational use of cannabis for those over 21 years old in Arizona. New ownership of the Clarendon Hotel and Spa, a landmark Four-Star boutique hotel in Central Phoenix, announces it is Arizona’s First Cannabis Friendly Hotel.
Multiple news outlets are documenting this historic moment of cannabis-friendly hotels in Arizona. New ownership of the Clarendon Hotel and Spa, a landmark Four-Star boutique hotel in Central Phoenix, announces it is Arizona’s First Cannabis Friendly Hotel. The Clarendon Hotel and Spa has been mentioned in several news articles and videos including: AZBIGMEDIA, ABC 15 Arizona, Phoenix New Times, Arizona Foothills Magazine, AZFamily, Fox 10 and More.