Matthew Kenney Opens Asia’s First Classically Structured Plant-Based Culinary Academy

Evason Hua Hin

Matthew Kenney Cuisine has opened the newest location of its esteemed Culinary Academy, in partnership with the luxurious Evason Resort Hua Hin, Thailand. Located within the resort’s 20 acres of tropical gardens, the new living foods professional kitchen is the first classically structured plant-based culinary academy in Asia.

“Our academy meets the growing demand for culinary tourism by offering an unmatched experience in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations” says Founder Matthew Kenney. “The Evason resort offers the quintessential stage for plant-based culinary instruction, with access to Thailand’s incredible local ingredients, flavors and customs.”

Recognized by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the world’s best cooking classes, Matthew Kenney Culinary is centered on the use of whole, organic plant-based foods to achieve healthy, aesthetically refined and flavorful cuisine. Curriculum focuses on the “Fundamentals of Raw Cuisine” to offer students comprehensive training in the principles behind the art of raw food, as well as cooked plant-based cuisine classes that further the modern, creative approach to preparing nutritious foods. Programs are structured to provide students with heightened skills and technique enabling them to execute plant-based cuisine at the highest level. Matthew Kenney Culinary Thailand offers month long courses, shorter workshops will be introduced later this year. As part of an exclusive enrollment package, students will be provided with accommodations at the resort.

Matthew Kenney is the world’s leading raw food chef, the writer of several best-selling cookbooks, a culinary educator, speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in the plant-based lifestyle. He has authored 12 cookbooks, including his memoir Cooked Raw: How One Celebrity Chef Risked Everything to Change the Way We Eat, released in January, 2015. Kenney has been honored with a James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef nomination and was named Food and Wine Magazine’s 1994 Best New Chef.

Matthew Kenney Culinary Thailand joins already operating online, Venice CA, and Belfast, ME locations. More information on Matthew Kenney Culinary can be found online: matthewkenneycuisine.com/education/overview/

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