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Q & A with Celebrity Chef, Matthew Kenney


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Meet the man behind Australia’s first 100% plant-based hotel restaurant, Alibi Bar + Kitchen and many more around the globe! Celebrity Chef, Matthew Kenney sat down with us and spilled the beans on his favorite restaurants, travel destinations and more!

 

Q: Tells us a little about Matthew Kenney?

A: HOPELESSLY OPTIMISTIC, ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD, LOVES FOOD, WINE, ART AND NATURE

 

Q: What’s your favourite ingredient?

A: AVOCADO

 

Q: What are your favourite restaurants around the world? Besides your own!

A: COSME IN NEW YORK CITY, L’ARPEGE PARIS, RESTAURANT EMILE, RIO JE JANEIRO

 

Q: What inspired you to get into plant-based cooking?

A: YOGA, MEDIATION AND ALIGNMENT WITH EVERYTHING THAT STANDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

 

Q: Do you think there is a global trend toward plant-based food? Why?

A: IT IS NOW A COMPLETE SHIFT, MOSTLY DUE TO ALL OF ITS BENEFITS AND THAT IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE

 

Q: What’s your favourite dish you have created? Why?

A: KIMCHI DUMPLINGS BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT A PLANT BASED ALTERNATIVE WITHOUT COMPROMISING CULINARY ARTISTRY, FLAVOR, PRESENTATION OR EXPERIENCE

 

Q: What’s your favourite destination to travel too?

A: THE NEXT ONE!

 

Q: What makes a great hotel?

A: FANATICAL ATTENTION TO GUEST EXPERIENCE AND PASSION FOR DETAILS BY ITS OPERATORS.

 

Q: What makes a great restaurant?

A: LIKE A SYMPHONY, A GREAT RESTAURANT SEAMLESSLY BLENDS DESIGN, AMBIANCE, CUISINE AND HOSPITALITY

 

Q: Something we don’t know about you?

A: I AVOIDED VEGETABLES AT ALL COST UNTIL I WAS A TEENAGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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