Brandon Allen is a classically trained Chef who studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he created his own apprenticeship with Master Chef Shawn Culp of the Olympic Culinary Team. Throughout his culinary education he competed in numerous competitions, preparing him for the day he earned the title as the first ever High Times Top Cannabis Chef. 

Brandon is a partner and educator with Trichome Institute, which specializes in training cannabis consultants, consumers, connoisseurs, and now chefs. Ultimately, Brandon’s mission is to utilize cannabis as a vessel to educate the world about food, while utilizing food as a vessel to educate the world about cannabis.