Chef to Open All-Raw Food Restaurant in Santa Monica

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Massage School San Diego has named its “step forward” pick of the week as chef Matthew Kenney, following his announcement that he will soon open an all raw food restaurant in this fall, bringing healthier gourmet food to Santa Monica residents.

As an advocate of healthy living, organic raw food diets and massage therapy, Massage School San Diego has announced chef Matthew Kenney as its “step forward” pick of the week. Massage School San Diego, which promotes healthy living and massage schools in San Diego, issues its "step forward" pick weekly to an inspirational organization, person or breakthrough in the massage and healthy living industries.

According to the Santa Monica Patch, renowned chef Matthew Kenney has plans to open a new restaurant called M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, California, this fall. The restaurant will offer only organic and raw food, meaning all menu options will be unprocessed, untreated and heated below 105 degrees. A few foods Kenney plans to feature include sweet corn ravioli with corn-mint pesto, kimchee dumplings, and an heirloom tomato lasagna with pistachio pesto and red pepper marinara. Chef Kenney operates another raw food restaurant, In the Raw, in Chicago.

Matthew Kenney is a raw food chef, restaurateur, educator and author. He has three restaurants, OKC located in Oklahoma City, In the Raw located in Chicago, and M.A.K.E. located in Santa Monica. Kenney also operates the Matthew Kenney Academy with locations in Oklahoma City and Santa Monica. Kenney is also the author of several raw food and dessert cook books, including Raw Food Real World, Everyday Raw, Entertaining in the Raw and Everyday Raw Desserts.

Santa Monica is a city in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. Its population is just under 90,000, and the city spans 8.4 square miles. Santa Monica is home to various landmarks and tourist attractions, including the Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier and the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, a historic carousel built in 1909. Many large companies call Santa Monica home, such as Lions Gate Films, Universal Music Group, Playtone, Beachbody and Toms.

In the Raw is a raw food restaurant located in the North Shore area of Chicago, Illinois. The bistro-style eatery features a menu of raw food items, as well as a juice, smoothie and coffee bar. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and boasts an interior decorated with reclaimed wood, natural materials and using other sustainability-focused efforts. In the Raw opened in late 2011.

Massage School San Diego has named Chef Matthew Kenney as its “step forward” pick of the week, due to his continued efforts to promote the healthy living and raw food industries through his cooking and culinary skills.

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A long-standing resource to the San Diego massage education community, provides guidance and assistance to incoming massage students, incoming attendees, and the massage schools of San Diego themselves. MSSD is also a purveyor of health news, healthy living tips, and healthy eating advice for man and animal alike.

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