Chef Derek Upton



Cannabis Chef Derek Upton and the Elevationsss team provide the elegance of a fine dining restaurant while you enjoy tasty THC-infused food 2.5mg. Chef Derek and Elevationsss team operate out of Phoenix, Arizona providing private and event dining experiences for cannabis cuisine lovers all over the state of 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.



As a pioneer of the cannabis food movement Chef Derek took the opportunity to be a featured chef on the Netflix original cooking show “Cooked with Cannabis” released April 20th, 2020, and most recently Food Network Chopped 420 on Discovery Plus. Read more about Chef Derek’s story on AZCentral

These features have led to numerous amazing friendships, business opportunities, and sponsorships from Chef Works, Stargazer Cast Iron, Holoh Extracts, and Hhemp. Chef Derek is a force to be reckoned with and sees no end in sight, he is always working on new ideas and always looking to the future.

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