About the Chef

After graduating with honours from the New England Culinary Institute, Chef Matthew Kennedy moved to France to work in some of the finest restaurants in Paris, Chambery and Val D’Isere. It was there that he learned and cultivated a true appreciation for local, seasonal cuisine in a sustainable environment, best described by the French term ‘Terroir’.

Upon his return to Toronto, Chef Matthew worked at and opened some of the city’s top restaurants including North 44, Bymark, Oro and Sequel. He was also a featured Chef on the hit Food Network show ‘The Heat’.

Today, he shares his passion and knowledge for simple, fresh food as a private instructor and teacher at LCBO and Loblaws cooking classes.

He is the Chef and Owner of Kennedy Catering.