Learn the Art + Technique of Elevated Plant-Based Cooking

Join Chef Matthew Kenney for an immersive online educational experience in our professional flagship course.

Price: 350USD


Welcome to FOUNDATIONS, the cutting edge of plant-based cuisine. This course is designed to enhance your ability to compose and create dishes that simulate the experience of training in one of Matthew Kenney’s global kitchens.

What To Expect

  • Certificate of Completion from Chef Matthew Kenney
  • 18 modules filled with 100+ professional level recipes
  • Restaurant caliber techniques
  • Photo assignment uploads
  • Lifetime Access
  • Live chat with our chef instructors
  • Connect with the FFI global community through our Live Feed
  • Gluten-free recipes + alternatives

Methods + Techniques

We go beyond the basics. Here are just a few examples of what you'll learn in FOUNDATIONS

  • Fermented Foods
  • Nut-based Cheese Making
  • Spherification
  • Smoked Foods
  • Ice Creams + Sorbets
  • Raw Living Foods
  • Fresh Pastas
  • Pizza Science
  • Brioche + Laminated Doughs
  • Desserts + Pastries
  • Gluten-free Baking
  • Menu Planning

Lesson Sneak Peeks

Learn More About FOUNDATIONS

Get Certified

Earn Your Certificate of Completion
from Chef Matthew Kenney

  • Learn restaurant caliber techniques

    Build and hone your skills through video lessons and step by step instructions.

  • Questions along the way?

    Live chat with our leading chef instructors to get personalized answers and solutions for all your culinary needs.

  • Unlock each lesson with your own work of art

    Progress through the course one lesson at a time. To move forward upload your own photo + caption with the option to share it with the entire FFI community through our Live Feed.

Ready to Experience Foundations?

Click here for a FREE video lesson + recipe!

What You’ll Find Inside

  • Free Video Recipe of our Avocado Tikka
  • Video lesson featuring Chef Matthew Kenney
  • Ingredient + Equipment List

About Matthew Kenney

Matthew Kenney is one of the world’s first leading chefs at the forefront of plant-based cuisine, and author of 12 cookbooks and a best-selling memoir, a culinary educator and CEO of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, a multifaceted lifestyle company specializing in plant-based cuisine throughout several unique markets.

Matthew Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New York and along the East Coast. He has earned several awards, including being named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and was twice nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. Kenney has appeared on numerous food and talk shows and regularly lectures on the subject of food and health, including two highly-watched TEDx talks.

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What Foundations Students are saying

“Every day with FFI means delicious meals guaranteed. I've really enjoyed learning the techniques, creating flavours and pairing them in so many brilliant ways the FFI team has shown us.”
Ivana Atmojo, Jakarta
“I can’t put the words together how thankful and happy I am that I could be part of FFI. For me, during such a hard period of life because of the pandemic, FFI was the most beautiful experience.”
Helen Sandor, NYC
“This course spread the idea that it is possible to make sophisticated plant-based meals, and if you have the right tools and dedicate yourself, you will be able to develop skills you did not imagine before.”
Wisliana Copetti, São Paulo
“The course is great because I saw my progress, met new people, and made friends. For me, each lesson taught me something new or improved my knowledge.”
Gyulshat Esenova, RI
“In each FFI module, I not only learned new techniques but also the cultural heritage of the dishes.”
Madalina Avasilcai, Denmark
“This course was so much more than I expected. It turned out to be one of the best experiences I had last year and really got me started in my culinary journey. There wasn’t a module I didn’t enjoy.”
Shirley Palmer, Sydney AU
“I found myself not missing eating out as much since I was making restaurant level food (or even better!).”
Lisa Campsi, France
“I’m learning so many new flavors and techniques! The course has awakened that light to express myself through food photography and plating presentation - a great way to show creativity, passion, and meaning.”
Bruna Emer, Istanbul
“I've been having a blast thanks to the course. What I really love is how diverse it is and we get to learn how to make cuisines from all over the globe.”
Chef Yin, Kuala Lumpur
“I have learnt so much and have been so inspired by the lessons and the other students. I have gained confidence and have so many ideas and plans to move forward.”
Susie Breuer, San Francisco


  • You can enroll anytime, from anywhere! Once you are enrolled, you can begin immediately.

  • As a part of Matthew Kenney Global, Food Future Institute is an entirely plant based platform. FFI Foundations, as well as future courses, utilize explicitly plant based ingredients with no animal products or byproducts. This course also provides gluten free substitutions for almost all recipes.

  • We have students from all walks of life, all at different culinary skill levels- ranging from beginner to advanced. Every student can plan to learn a wide range of culinary skills, techniques and methods that range from basic knife cuts to vegan pastry making.

  • The curriculum is divided into 18 modules that contain a grouping of related lessons that are ordered sequentially. Every lesson comes equipped with detailed instructions along with process photos of the recipes, and for many, video tutorials.

  • To graduate the course with a Certificate of Completion, all lessons must be completed within one year of the enrollment date, which you can start at any time after purchase. Even if you don’t complete all lessons within that time frame, you will retain access to all of the lessons, recipes, and interactive community for life.

  • You will be required to provide your own equipment which we detail in the student catalogue and in your course syllabus. To get started you’ll need a sharp knife, a cutting board and a high speed blender. Reach out to our instructors to find an appropriate alternative if certain equipment is not available to you.

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