As a chef to the stars for the last 25 years, Aine McAteer has heard it all when it comes to “interesting demands.”
That is, she thought she had – until the wife of an undisclosed superstar requested her meals be infused with cannabis.
“In this world, I’m always dealing with interesting demands from people who can afford to have the best of everything,” says McAteer, a native of Ireland who has cooked (sans cannabis) for stars including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, a handful of Eagles and at least one Beatle. “There’s always some new creative challenge I’m faced with.”
Enter cannabis cuisine, arguably one of McAteer’s greatest challenges yet – other than that time earlier in her career when she, a devoted vegetarian, had to create a super-meaty menu for a particularly carnivorous client on tour.
Despite being a lifelong fan of the hemp plant, McAteer never had much experience cooking with