Founder & Executive Chef, Mountain Medicine
Mountain Medicine founder and executive chef Jaime Lewis has a decade of experience managing the production of medical marijuana-infused products and leading medical and recreational dispensary operations. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Lewis worked in many acclaimed professional kitchens, including as executive chef of a Michelin three-star restaurant in San Francisco. She began making medical marijuana edibles for HIV/AIDS patients in California in 2006 as part of a compassionate care co-op.
In 2009, Lewis moved from California to Colorado, where she founded medical marijuana-infused product manufacturer Mountain Medicine. As founder and executive chef, Lewis designed Mountain Medicine’s commercial kitchen and oversaw its construction from start to finish. In her kitchen, she draws on deep culinary knowledge to develop recipes for medical and recreational infused product lines that meet the highest standards for quality, consistency, and flavor. Committed to providing patients and consumers with the best edibles experience possible, Lewis constantly explores fine ingredients and techniques to offer the best, most reliable infused products available. She also continues to refine and reimagine product packaging design in favor of patient confidentiality and safety.
At Mountain Medicine and as an active member of the cannabis industry, Lewis is a leader in corporate responsibility and compliance who takes great pride in changing the conversation around safe and responsible cannabis consumption in Colorado and nationally. She is responsible for strategic planning and business development, policy development and governmental affairs, and marketing at Mountain Medicine, and she serves as a community liaison to demonstrate good corporate citizenship. Lewis is a founder and current chair of the Cannabis Business Alliance chamber of commerce, and is the current board chair for the National Cannabis Industry Association.