(RestaurantNews.com) Meatless Monday and Matthew Kenney Cuisine are collaborating to help advance the knowledge and enjoyment of plant-based cuisine worldwide, leading to healthier lives and a more sustainable environment. Chefs Matthew Kenney and Scott Winegard are joining Meatless Monday as Chef Ambassadors.
Kenney is recognized as a world leader in raw, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, he’s authored a dozen cook books, owns several high profile restaurants and operates raw food culinary academies around the globe – from Venice Beach, CA to Belfast, Maine to Miami, FL. In addition to being twice nominated for James Beard awards, Kenney has delivered two TEDx talks, including “Crafting the Future of Food.”
Joining Kenney is Scott Winegard, the Executive Chef for Matthew Kenney Cuisine. For the last 12 years, he’s worked closely with Kenney in exploring new raw food concepts and preparation techniques. Winegard has also worked under Chef Rene Redzepi in Denmark at Noma, which has been named the world’s #1 restaurant numerous times.
To celebrate the partnership, Matthew Kenney Cuisine’s renowned restaurants are now featuring Meatless Monday menus: MAKE OUT in Culver City, CA, Double Zero in New York City and both Plant Food + Wine locations in Miami, FL and Venice, CA. Kenney has created a three-course Meatless Monday tasting menu, including some of his most beloved dishes, such as zucchini lasagna, smoked hummus and his famous cheesecake.
Anthony Fassio, vice president of business development for Matthew Kenney Cuisine, said, “Meatless Monday is a strategic partnership for us because through this movement, we can introduce more people to raw, plant-based cuisine. If we can entice them to try this exciting cuisine, at least one day a week, we’ll be able to help promote healthier lives and a more sustainable environment.”
For more information about Matthew Kenney Restaurants: https://matthewkenneycuisine.com/plantfoodandwinehome
For more information about Meatless Monday and Restaurants: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/meatless-monday-restaurants/
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Mary Blanton Ogushwitz