E.156 – Elevating the Cannabis Experience Through Cannabis ft. Lauren Gockley, Coda Signature
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Welcome to 420 week listeners! Today we are chatting with Lauren Gockley, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Coda Signature. After completing her culinary training in France Lauren was named one of the Dessert Professional’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America. She also has extensive industry experience in Parisian pastry shops and even worked in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York. Today Lauren is responsible for driving product development, establishing best practices, and maintaining strict quality standards across all of Coda’s award winning product lines.
Lauren shares her journey through culinary arts with us from her formal training in France, to working in Texas and New York eventually finding her way to the cannabis industry. Lauren tell us more about how her experience as a pastry chef and vegan raw chocolatier helped her work with cannabis as an ingredient. She’s used the skills she’s learned over the years to truly enhance the consumer’s cannabis experience through Coda Signature’s chocolate bars.
We talk more about the unique flavor profiles Coda offers and the creative process Lauren goes through to create these interesting flavor offerings. Coda also specializes in fruit notes, which is their nod at the classic cannabis gummy. Lauren shares more about how the fruit notes came to be and what they have on the horizon for consumers in terms of low-dose options.
If you are in Colorado and haven’t tried out Coda Signature we highly recommend it! Kick back and enjoy the show.
As a classically trained chocolatier and cannabis infused products visionary, Lauren Gockley taps into her rich background in Michelin-starred restaurants and European patissiere to craft infused confections renowned for their artistry, consistency of experience and unparalleled fine ingredients.
Lauren co-founded Coda Signature in 2015 and currently serves as its Vice President of Innovation. In this role, she is responsible for driving product development and refinement, establishing best manufacturing practices, managing supply chain dynamics and maintaining strict quality standards across all product lines. With a focus on collaboration and growth, Lauren imparts her extensive knowledge of culinary chemistry and flavor profiles to Coda Signature’s production team, and together they create edibles and topicals that have won dozens of awards for quality and taste. Her desire to elevate the cannabis experience for both connoisseurs and newcomers is evident in her ongoing development of focused effects through careful cannabinoid analysis.
Named one of Dessert Professional’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America, Lauren completed her culinary training at l’École du Grand Chocolat in Tain-l’Hermitage, France, home of the legendary Valrhona Chocolate Company. After gaining industry experience in Parisian pastry shops she went on to work at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant Bank, in Houston, Texas, Thomas Keller’s Michelin 3-star restaurant Per Se in New York, and worked at a raw vegan chocolatier for 4 years before co-founding Coda Signature.
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