Join students from all over the world and learn the dynamic skills, techniques and tools to create elevated plant-based cuisine. Foundations is an entirely online, chef-driven course developed by leading plant-based cuisine educator and chef, Matthew Kenney.

350 USD

120 Lessons 18 Modules
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“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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About Matthew Kenney

Matthew Kenney (b.1964) is one of the world’s first leading chefs at the forefront of plant based cuisine, an 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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