$10 in advance | $15 at the door

The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's


Join our hemp experts, Dr. Denise Foster and Chef Tye Hall, and learn about the scientific benefits and cooking secrets behind hemp seed and full-spectrum products.

Tickets $10 in advance | $15 at the door

About the Presenters

International Chef & Owner of Gourmet Hemp Foods LLC.

Philadelphia born and raised Chef Tye Hall has had a passion for cooking since the age of 8 when she started cooking with her Nana. She didn’t start off with becoming a chef. In fact, after high school, she went into the Army and served her country. After her tours were done she stayed in her profession and became an LPN.

She would go back to school to earn an Associate’s Degree in pasty and culinary skills, as well as a Bachelors Degree in hotel and restaurant management.

Chef Tye has a niche for international food, possibly due to her past of traveling with the Army for several years. Since she became a full-time chef she has cooked for quite a few celebrities as well as cooked for the Washington Redskins while they are in Va for training camp.

She has served our country, has been a servant in healthcare, and now both her and her husband Reggie, the co-owner of T&R Catering LLC, are serving up delicious gourmet hemp foods that are designed to take you on a trip around the world.

Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE & Owner of Empirical Cannabis

Dr. Denise Foster has been practicing as a Registered Nurse in Hampton Roads, Virginia, since 1987. She has practiced in a multitude of clinical and community environments, including intensive care, cardiac care, and home care. She currently practices as a home health nurse for a local home health agency, where she advocates and educates home care patients and their families on access and use of medicinal cannabis.

Dr. Foster achieved her BSN from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and her MSN from the same institution. Dr. Foster attained her PhD in Higher Education at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where her dissertation research focused on the use of mindfulness to help decrease nursing student stress.

Currently, Dr. Foster is a member of and serves as a Regional Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she is appointed as Secretary and chairs the Research & Education Committee and Social Media & Communications Committee. With the legalization of medicinal cannabis in Virginia, Dr. Foster launched Empirical Cannabis, a Hampton Roads service that provides consultation and education regarding medicinal cannabis in order to assist individuals, communities, or groups to make fact-based decisions based on scientific evidence. Dr. Foster also meets with medicinal cannabis patients and their families to assist them in the process of obtaining a recommendation for medicinal cannabis as well as preparing them for how to use, self-titrate, and manage all aspects of medicinal cannabis as a therapeutic treatment when the area’s Pharmaceutical Processor opens in spring 2019.

Dr. Foster is considered a subject matter expert in the following fields of nursing and health:

  • Cannabis Nursing
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Mindfulness
  • Nursing Education
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Student Stress
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Theory


We love 'em! Email us at TheBeet@EllwoodThompsons.com or call 804-359-7525.

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