Matthew Kenney: Chef & Restaurateur

Will someone pinch me? Ok. So, Matthew Kenney, the amazing Matthew Kenney. It was such a treat to share a conversation with Matthew and even more so, to be able to send this to you! For those of you who do not know Matthew Kenney, he is basically a pioneer in the plant based restaurant world and is the man behind many of the top vegan restaurants globally, as well as a plant based culinary academy. Matthew is a very driven and inspiring and his passion seeps through his words in this conversation. Hope you love it! 



Matthew graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New York and along the East Coast. He has earned several awards, including being named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and was twice nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. Kenney has appeared on numerous food and talk shows, and regularly lectures on the subject of food and health, including a highly watched TEDx talk in 2011.

In 2009, Kenney founded the world’s first classically structured raw food culinary academy. Matthew Kenney Academy has graduated students from over 30 countries. Along with operating his namesake academy and restaurant brand, Kenney is involved in raw food chef and plant-based projects around the world, and travels extensively to forward his mission to show others that food can be delicious and vibrant, while still healthful.








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