Belfast, Maine

PlantLab is an experimental kitchen and laboratory redefining plant-based cuisine located in Belfast, Maine. We utilize modernist techniques to develop new culinary innovations, pairings, and recipes.

Through strategic partnerships, PlantLab is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, some of which is straight out of a laboratory. We believe that plant-based cuisine deserves the level of attention and analysis that only PlantLab can provide. In addition to the culinary knowledge gained through experimentation, PlantLab’s mission is to make our culinary discoveries accessible to the public through Matthew Kenney’s restaurant concepts and media outlets. PlantLab is available on a limited basis for private lessons for up to 4 people, and private events up to 18. For more information on plantlab please email us at


Matthew Kenney Cuisine Strategic Partnerships



Sydney-born Tom Halpin was sous-chef at Noma in Copenhagen for Four years. Since he’s left Copenhagen, he’s won Iron Chef while consulting at Ad Lib in Bangkok, Thailand. He then returned to Australia to open Silvereye Restaurant with fellow Noma alum Sam Miller. He’s currently traveling on a worlwide cooking tour, this year he’s been to Thailand, Moscow, London, Malaysia, Columbia and Mexico. Each menu differs greatly and shows off Toms appreciation for vegetables and exploring local techniques and flavors.
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Tom and Chef Scott Winegard met at Noma 5 years ago and maintained a friendship and always thought it would be great to cook together again.
When Tom let Scott know he was planning to pass through Los Angeles it only made sense for them to make this happen.
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Tom will be Joining us as Guest Chef at Plant Food + Wine on January 20th where he will be preparing a special 7 course dinner menu. We look forward to share Tom’s talents with you.
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