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Rachel Burkons

Altered Plates
Rachel Burkons is the co-founder of Altered Plates, a cannabis consulting and events company whose mission is to normalize and mainstream cannabis through high end culinary experiences, places and products. After over a decade working in the wine and spirits industry as the VP/Associate Publisher of The Tasting Panel and SOMM Journal, Rachel and her brother, Chef Holden Jagger, founded Altered Plates in 2016 and since have partnered with brands from across the country to develop standards of service that are revolutionizing both the hospitality and cannabis spaces. Altered Plates is currently working on opening one of the world’s first cannabis restaurants, Chroma Lounge in the City of West Hollywood.
Rachel also consults with mainstream hospitality industry brands curious about the cannabis space with her company, Smoke Sip Savor, and serves as the Director of Business Development at the Tasting Panel, and contributes regularly as the Cannabis Editor of the SOMM Journal. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her wife, toddler, two dogs and two cats. It’s a lot.