Chef, author, and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney is the world’s foremost expert in raw cuisine. His impact extends far beyond the walls of his restaurants located in Santa Monica, California; Belfast, Maine; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Miami, Florida (Fall 2014). Kenney’s passion for raw cuisine is apparent in his dedication to education. Santa Monica, Miami, and Belfast locations all include culinary academies adjacent to the restaurants.
Kenney has given two high-profile TEDx talks and frequently lectures as a keynote speaker at food and philanthropy events around the globe. He has authored 11 cookbooks, including, Raw Food Real World, Raw Chocolate, Everyday Raw Detox, and the newest release, Plant Food. Matthew Kenney Culinary Academies train professional chefs, as well as novices and enthusiasts, in a variety of plant-based cuisine courses. As a classically trained chef who developed an integrative distinct plant-based lifestyle brand, Matthew Kenney Cuisine offers hospitality, media, services, education, and products. In addition to the company’s physical locations, Matthew Kenney Academy Online graduates students from all over the world.
Matthew has been named Food & Wine Best New Chef and was twice-nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef.