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Matthew Kenney    

Celebrity Chef, Educator & Author, Specializing in a Plant-Based Diet

Matthew Kenney is an American celebrity chef, entrepreneur, author, and educator specializing in plant-based cuisine. He is author of 12 cookbooks and is the founder of the companies Matthew Kenney Cuisine and Matthew Kenney Culinary, a plant-based diet education and wellness business offering courses in several countries and online.

Kenney opened his namesake restaurant "Matthew's" in 1993 in New York City. He became Food & Wine magazine's "1994 Best New Chef". He opened the restaurants Mezze, Monzu Canteen, Commune and Commissary.

In 2004, Kenney and partners opened a vegan restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, in New York City. Kenney left that venture in 2006 to launch his own lifestyle company and continued writing books on the subject of plant-based cuisine.

In 2009, Kenney opened his first culinary academy in Oklahoma City. In 2012, he moved the renamed Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy to Santa Monica, California and relocated his company to Los Angeles.

In 2012 Kenney formed Matthew Kenney Cuisine, a California-based lifestyle company offering a variety of plant-based services and products, including hospitality, education, media, products and services.

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