Kenney’s signature style emphasizes the use of whole food, plant-based ingredients, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and grains to craft high-end dishes. His signature raw vegan lasagna, which features zucchini noodles, heirloom tomatoes, and housemade cashew cheese, is a shining example of this. Other specialties of Kenney restaurants include artisan vegan cheeses and an extensive organic wine list. But Kenney isn’t just about fine-dining and small plates: you can also find classic American fare like burgers and fries amongst his eateries, too.
Kenney first cut his teeth in the fine-dining kitchens of New York City. He eventually set out on his own in Southern California, bringing a new style of vegan cuisine that fused traditional and advanced culinary techniques with plant-based ingredients. The result was inconceivable at the time—vegan food that was worthy of a white tablecloth experience.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award