Manny Mendoza is a Latinx chef using his platform to educate, feed, and stand up for his community during an unprecedented time.

There are not a lot of half Mexican and Salvadoran business owners in America. That number is even smaller in Chicago and basically non-existent in the cannabis industry. Enter Manny Mendoza.

The ‘Cooked with Cannabis’ winner has been making a name in the culinary field long before his victory on Netflix. From San Diego to Chicago, his culinary cannabis company Herbal Notes, has hosted private events for years introducing patrons to the endless possibilities of food, weed, and culture.


Earlier this year you won an episode of “Cooked with Cannabis” on Netflix. How was that experience? Has the business grown any since…

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