Local Hemp Foods Cook-Offs bring nutritious food, fun atmosphere
Hemp foods are a highly nutritious superfood packed with protein, fiber, essential omegas and micronutrients. You can use hempseed oil as a finishing oil, hemp protein as a flour alternative and sprinkle just about anything with hemp hearts for nutrient boost!
But hemp foods are not often used, until now! Friends of Hemp’s Local Hemp Foods Cook-offs help normalize hemp foods in the eyes of the public! Just like caffeine in soda fountains in the early 1900s.
We organize hemp foods-cook off to introduce hemp foods to local restaurants and the general community. Chefs cook-up creative dishes and the community tries those dishes and votes on Best Taste, Most Unique and Best Kid’s Menu Item.
- In 2016, we launched our first cook-off in Lexington in front of 130+ people.
- In 2017, we launched our second cook-off in Lexington in partnership with CRAVE Food + Music Festival in front of 20,000+ people
- In 2018 and 2019, we have continued to host the cook-off with CRAVE Food + Music Festival
We’ve seen some wild but delicious cravings at the Cook-Offs! Come out in August to get a taste and support the cause!
Below is a glimpse at our first ever Hemp Foods Cook-Off!