Matthew Kenney is part of the Wanderlust Find Your True Fork dinner series, six evenings of fabulous food dedicated to celebrating various eating philosophies. Click here for more information and to reserve a seat.
In the past 10 years, mainstream western culture has seen a health food renaissance. Whereas veganism was once a fringe lifestyle choice, plant-based diets are dramatically rising in popularity, especially in metropolitan cities. If you decide to try a raw food meal and are in NYC Miami, or Los Angeles, you have the opportunity to experience the aesthetically pleasing and palette-tickling artistry that is Matthew Kenney’s food.
Matthew Kenney has combined his vast travel, elite educational training, and passion for health to create a plant-based empire. As a leading pioneer of innovation in the plant-based lifestyle space, Matthew Kenney is highly sought after for his mastery of all things raw food and holistic well-being.
Trained at the prestigious French Culinary Institute, Kenney began his career in New York City working in various well-respected kitchens. Since then he has written 12 cookbooks, opened eight (so far) popular restaurants, created the first plant-based culinary school (Matthew Kenney Culinary) and founded a lifestyle company (Plantlab) which offers plant-based products, services, and experiences.
When Kenney opened his first restaurant, Matthew’s, in 1993, his specialties included Mediterranean and and Contemporary American Cooking. It wasn’t until 2004, after having developed a dedicated yoga practice and interest in overall wellness, that Kenney turned his attention to vegetables. Since then, he has developed a successful career as a celebrity chef, entrepreneur, author, and educator.
Matthew Kenney Culinary has helped thousands of chefs to open their own plant-based restaurants, perfect their craft, hone unmatched technical skills, and gain recognition as wellness experts. Kenney hopes to continue to teach professional chefs how limitless plant-based cooking and eating can be and in that way helping more people to experience the healing power of raw food and plant-based lifestyles.
Kenney has a presence in west Los Angeles, including a satellite of his culinary school and popular restaurant in Venice, CA called Plant Food + Wine, where he offers signature dishes that are as exquisite as they are healthy and delicious.
Wanderlust Hollywood is proud to spotlight Matthew Kenney for the Find Your True Fork series. Join us on Thursday, July 13th to experience his handcrafted menu and his inimitable artistry. Click here for tickets and information.
Heading to a Wanderlust Festival this summer? You can enjoy a Find Your True Fork meal in all of this year’s festival locations.
You don’t need to wait for summer to explore healthy and delicious eating. The Cafe at Wanderlust Hollywood has been a place for healthful dining since its doors opened in January 2016. Now Los Angelinos can order from the Wanderlust Cafe via postmates.
Erin Ward is a freelance writer, yoga teacher, and navigator at Wanderlust Hollywood.