With four James Beard Foundation Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, as well as a Beard Foundation nomination for Best American Cookbook for his latest release: “Homegrown, Cooking From My New England Roots” four Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food Wine’s 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in America list, chef Matt Jennings is recognized nationally for his bold, lusty cooking, and his dedication to New England artisan and seasonal ingredients. After a decade of success with his restaurant Farmstead in Providence, Jennings returned to his native Boston. During his tenure as chef/owner of Townsman from 2015-2018, the New England brasserie was named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America; one of USA Today’s 10 Best New Restaurants in the country; and one of Food Wine’s 10 Restaurants of the Year. He has now moved on to found Full Heart Hospitality, a ‘creative culinary consultancy, focused on culture and people, ignited by fusing hospitality and wellness. Find Jennings on Instagram and Twitter @matthewjennings, or @fullhearthospitality.