If you haven’t heard of Chef Matthew Kenney, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to the plant-based food space. Kenney is a pioneer in the world of high-end plant-based cuisine and has successful restaurants in major cities across the world. Creating delectable plant-based eateries isn’t Kenney’s only accomplishment, he has also written a number of recipe books, including his most recent PLANTLAB: Crafting the Future of Food, and helped develop a plant-based culinary nutrition course for chefs.
Kenney started his career studying at the French Culinary Institute and was inspired to recreate the decadent sauces and dishes he learned to make using plant-based ingredients. From there, his mission to make sustainable, healthy food available to everyone took off, and as he explains in a recent episode of the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast, he predicts that plant-based food will be present everywhere within the near future. By everywhere, he means airports, highway rest stops, and all the other places that it has been traditionally extremely hard to find any vegan options.