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

  • 18 modules filled with 100+ professional level recipes
  • Restaurant caliber techniques
  • Photo assignment uploads
  • Lifetime Access
  • 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

Restaurant Caliber

  • Learn restaurant caliber techniques

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

  • 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.

  • As FFI’s flagship course offering, FOUNDATIONS was designed to give students insight into the professional kitchen and the world of Matthew Kenney Cuisine. The course is open to anyone seeking to enhance their current kitchen skills with professional level techniques.

    While there are no prerequisites to join the course, it should be understood that this course is not a “beginner level” program. Those who are new to cooking should expect to be challenged with new techniques, professional grade equipment and unfamiliar ingredients. Depending on your level of skill and how well-equipped your home kitchen is, successful completion of the course may require up to 20 hours a week dedicated to coursework, gathering ingredients, studying the techniques and executing in the kitchen over a period of days.

  • 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. 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.

  • We understand that life and external factors beyond our control may impact one’s ability to complete the course within one year. It is our policy to grant a six month extension to those who wish to complete the course with a certification but are unable to do so within the allotted year. If you require an extension, please email info@foodfutureinstitute.com within 60 days of your culmination date to request extra time. Students who require additional time beyond the first extension can purchase another year of access to the certificate track for a $100 fee. Students who are unable to complete the course within 30 months will retain access to the course materials but will no longer be eligible to receive the certificate.

  • FOUNDATIONS requires a number of tools found in a well-equipped kitchen, as well as an array of tools that may be new to the average home cook. Please take a look at our full equipment list to determine what you may need before getting started with FOUNDATIONS.

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