Matthew is a chef, entrepeneur and author, known for his unique brand of organic and vegetarian cuisine. His company, Matthew Kenney Cuisine, is focused on the development of products, books and businesses that reflect his passion for sustainable living.
As recipient of the "Outstanding Graduate" Award from the French Culinary Institute, Matthew has always focused on creating original cuisine on the foundation of classic techniques. Throughout his career, he has written and taught a variety of Living Foods Culinary programs. At the recently launched 105degrees Academy, he has developed and will oversee the operations of a cutting-edge program, formed on classic culinary techniques and living cuisine preparation methods, for students of all skill levels and career aspirations.
Matthew has appeared on numerous morning and talk shows throughout the United States. He was named one of Food and Wine Magazine's Best new chefs, was twice nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Chef award and has received annual awards from The French Culinary Institute, University of Maine, VegNews Magazine and PBS Television. Matthew is the author of several cookbooks, including Raw Food Real World, Everyday Raw, Entertaining in the Raw and the upcoming Everyday Raw Desserts.
He has been the chef and partner of several well known restaurants and is currently involved in a number of projects, all of which blend his passion for health, environmental and culinary concerns.