Since relocating to Las Vegas, Chicago native Zairilla Bacon has become the go-to chef for stony celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong. Her secret ingredient? Lots of high-priced pot, naturally.
Prior to making a mark with her cannabis-infused concoctions, Bacon graduated from Waukegan High School and studied at the College of Lake County before starting her own catering business, Zairee Lee and Company. Bacon, who has remained an avid cannabis user since her teens, started cooking for her large family at a young age.
“I was raised in the kitchen,” she said.
In 2012, Bacon moved to Sin City at her best friend’s urging and took a job as a delivery driver for a dispensary. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state for over a decade, and a law that allows the use of recreational cannabis